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    Discoloring of the silicon breather hose

    As some of you know the breather pipe that goes to the rocker cover discolors after a while.

    I brought a 35mm Samco hose and fitted it over the top so it wont happen.




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    snap - done mine and put pics on the other post

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    Damn Lee you really do need an anodised blue oil cap.

    I have one spare and I was going to sell it but no you've made me want to replace the pipes on my Z18XE so I'll have to keep it to match them.
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    spoke to john when i was at courtenay - it seems no matter what colour these are they will discolour - from what he said he will still be selling them but with an advisory that over time they will change colour due to the oil vapours - he noticed the oversized hose on mine and said that seemed like a good idea to stop the discolouring - i also got a refund on my 2nd silicone hose while i was there which i didnt even ask for - gotta hand it to john - hes a very decent chap.

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    Thats good of them.

    Atleast they know that they will change colour and let buys know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    As some of you know the breather pipe that goes to the rocker cover discolors after a while.

    I brought a 35mm Samco hose and fitted it over the top so it wont happen.



    sorry to jump in on ur post lee but what airbox is that ur runnin? and are u using a different afm etc??

    looks interesting.

    have u had any gains in power etc from doin it.

    lmk cheers

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    Its the 2.2 airbox mod.

    Have a search for 2.2 airbox (Inc in the HOW2's) and you will find LOADS of info on it.

    Feels like the turbo spins up quicker plus you probably wont have as much heatsoak so gain power in the summer (Not had it like that in the summer yet)

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    there was a 2.2 airbowx on ebay last night for 20 quid on buy it now - no idea if its still there tho

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    I'm gonna do this myself, mine looked discoloured after only a month!

    I was a bit disappointed that when I rang up to complain, they said "Oh yes, we've known about it for ages"

    Thanks for telling me when I bought it then Courtenay's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    Its the 2.2 airbox mod.

    Have a search for 2.2 airbox (Inc in the HOW2's) and you will find LOADS of info on it.

    Feels like the turbo spins up quicker plus you probably wont have as much heatsoak so gain power in the summer (Not had it like that in the summer yet)
    sorry to sound think but where is the how toos section, ive looked in the tech guides section but nothing??

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