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    Veccy C inlet pipe mission

    Finally finished installing the veccy c inlet pipe to my astra. Not sure if I have done it right as it looks slightly bent. It was so cramped in there that I could barely move the pipe to attach it to the box. Maybe I was doing it wrong.

    Anyway, hope some of you can take a look and let me know if it looks ok. I havent put in the tap screws yet because firstly was not sure if they were needed as the pipe would not move anyway. Now come to think of it they may be necessary to hold it in a specific position and move away (if I can) from the water coolant hose.

    Have a look.










    Pipe doesn't seem to be sitting right





    Werent sure If I had the correct attachment first as it took all my efforts (and dads) to get it on.


    Here are the remains of the old inlet pipe. Lets put it this way for all who will eventually try to do this one day, The hack saw comes in handy more than just to take the clips off the veccy C pipe!



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    You should be able to pull the pipe allong more and pull forward. I also put a small nut and bolt through the slam panel to secure it in place (just above the berton sticker)

    Its a right pain to fit too isnt it lol

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    yeh it takes the @#ss to change it. Will try yanking it a little and securing it. Your set-up is a little different. How have you connected the veccy c to the airbox? I like your boost pipe, looking to get one myself to replace the rubber #@?t one. How much was yours?

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    My flexi bit is squashed a bit like yours too.

    The boost pipe is from Regal
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    You should be able to pull the pipe allong more and pull forward. I also put a small nut and bolt through the slam panel to secure it in place (just above the berton sticker)

    Its a right pain to fit too isnt it lol


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    The vec c pipe annoyed me 'cos it never looked right and the lad who had it before me and put two lovely self tappers through the front panel - so I went crazy when ordering coolant hoses n got the dbilas daddy
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    ive had the veccy c pipe on now for bout 10-12 months n i still cant get the lil ****er on properly the flexi pipe between inlet pipe and airbox just will not connect at both ends so as a result ive got a small gap btwn airbox n flexi pipe and unfortunately its on the side where the engine is so proobably drawing in alot more warm air than it should be!!
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    I used a new pipe from the airbox to the scoop
    off Ebay about £8 all in


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    mine looks the same near the rad hose but does come out more square and a little further at the grill, but then i secured mine with a couple of self tappers.

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    i thought the pipe was easy to fit i had no problems with mine,

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