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    Courtenay FMIC parts

    Has anyone bought a courtenay FMIC and fitted it. I ordered one on monday and after looking in Lee GSi's thread asking for photo's of intercoolers, noticed that there is a join onto what looks like the standard pipe that runs from the turbo to the intercooler inlet. Is this standard or do they supply the other bit of pipe too?
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    This is the Courtney 'kit'


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    Yep that above photo is of my kit - I took it at Courtenay. Unfourtunately, we forgot one major piece for that photo - it is shown below.
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    Thanks for that. It looks like there must be a join. Seems a shame if it is though, it can't have been too expensive to put a slightly longer pipe with the required 2 bends (or 1 big 180 degree one) in there!
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    You can buy a complete pipe - although it has a join in it still as it is not easy to make a pipe that long with that many bends out of silicon. This is due to the way the pipes are made. I have silicone from my turbo to my IC, but again, it is in 2 bits.
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    Ta Mike, I'll look into it!
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    You can find info here:
    http://www.courtenaysport.co.uk/default.htm?page=11

    Here is a photo - it looks once piece, but it isn't, it has a joiner and no clips were fitted when the photo was taken.
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    Thanks again! I'll go have a look at the website. This may well mean I've got to buy the missus a treat for her new car too! Let me see.....
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    The kit includes the 1/2 of the pipe that goes to the intercooler from the bend, however when I fitted mine I also fitted the other part from the turbo to the bend, it's worth it as it's not much and finishes the job off nicly, however it's not needed.

    To keep the price down it was omitted, but I'm sure they'll sell you one!
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    The reason the pipe is in two parts is because of the way silicone hoses are manufactured. A one piece hose from turbo to I/C would be impossible to remove from the tooling, especially if you consider how long it would need to be to reach a standard I/C or 9 litre I/C inlet (see above pic)

    Also it means that these hoses will suit all combinations of I/C.

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