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Offline azbo87

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forge induction kit
« on: August 05, 2009, 03:20:24 pm »
Was washing the car earlier after it checked on the induction kit again (as I don't trust my own work with fitting things) it has been ok up until now but I noticed that the rubber tube that connects to the kit just under the engine cover had become torn.
 
Luckily it looks like it had remained sealed because the tear was just above the metal pipe but I have had to do a make do for now job on it of keeping it sealed and order some silicon tube to replace it if I can find some that size.

It looks like what has caused this is the position on the metal tube part coming from the kit to just under the engine cover is positioned at the wrong angle to connect with the connecting part so when its tightened and after slight use this happened.

Just bit of advice to anyone who has got the kit who may get it to keep an eye out for it as it is not easy to see as it is just under the engine cover. I hope I don't put anyone off buying it as it is a good piece of kit just felt I should mention this as it could happen to anyone else with the kit.

It was my first time I have fit anything to the car so could have just been me and made a silly mistake though :P
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    Offline matt owens

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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 08:06:11 am »
    I know the pipe you mean, what I am thinking of doing is making a replacement from silicone hose that sits further along the induction kit feed pipe and the breather pipe so it is more secure.
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    Offline azbo87

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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 11:32:55 am »
    Thats what I'm doing I have ordered some silicone hose which will do just that just got to wait for it now should get it in the next few days.

    The bit I'm getting is longer than the rubber hose already on there so should be better for the kit and less strain on the hose.
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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 11:52:27 am »
    Is the Forge kit easy to install? Says 45 mins etc.. and is it easy to remove existing air box and peripherals?
    I think the kit looks great and am trying to recreate the noise from my GSR induction kit on my previous Panda 100hp.

    Any further info or advice would be appreciated.

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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 12:41:55 pm »
    So, how are you happy with it? Any noticeable performance gain or is it just pure cosmetics? Thnx

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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 05:02:08 pm »
    well I sorted it out the other day just replaced the torn rubber hose with a longer silicone hose so should be ok now.

    I found the kit relatively easy to install to remove the existing air box and perpherals all it you had to do was undo a screw then undo the clips on the hoses (I did have trouble with the clip on the rubber hose which was just underneath engine cover) the air box just pulls out quite easy.

    I've noticed 3 flaws with the kit though firstly was the metal tube bit which leads just under engine cover it could be angled a bit higher and could be a bit longer which would help with a better connection why I had the issue mentioned.

    Secondly the heat guard which covers the air filter has rubbed against this white plastic screw (looks abit like a cog) which has left a mark on the heat guard and not on this screw thing.

    Thirdly when i removed the kit while sorting out the tube i noticed that the airfilter cone had a small part of it squashed on the under part of it.

    If the airfilter cone was postioned 1cm/2cm higher and the heat guard rotated about 2cm/3cm to the right it would be perfect.
    Just hope no one tells me I fit it wrong now would feel bit stupid after saying all that.

    I am very happy with it I've not noticed any performance gains if there is it's not noticeable I've not felt a change with the car. It is for cosmetics and for the sound mainly as it seems to amplify the intake roar it is loud now it does get people's heads turning when you put your foot down have tried to record the sound but they did not record properly. Plus when you change gear and accelerating quick you can get this whoosh sound.
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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 06:40:18 pm »
    Also advice for connecting the tube under just under the engine cover using silicone hose incase you have same problem I did.

    the rubber hose I talk about which split is stuck onto the a long thin metal pipe which continues further under engine cover so I couldnt just pull it off so I cut off the rubber hose off at the point where the metal pipe began so still had rubber bit on the metal pipe.

    I used a piece of silicone hose with with one end 19mm wide and the other end 16mm wide with a lenght of 4in the 19mm end i connected to the metal pipe with the stuck rubber on it and the 16mm end to the metal pipe coming from the induction kit this seems to have fit perfectly i tightend them up with worm driver clamps to make sure it's secure.

    The silicone hose would prob be best if it was 3in in lenght though by looks of it and the silicone hose will have a slight bend in it due to the pipe coming from the kit as it's angle is too low will get a pic up at some point to show what it looks now and maybe explain what I mean better and more clearly.

    Hope this helps anyone who gets this kit probably seems like alot of problems with it but I have tried to put everything down which would help someone avoid any issues and be prepared hope this has been explained as clear as possible.

    Maybe I should be giving this advice to forge for a possible improvement ;D

    THIS IS A GOOD PIECE OF KIT :thumb: DO NOT BE PUT OFF I DO NOT WANT SOMEONE TO BUY THIS THOUGH NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM I HAD THEN FIND THE HOSE HAS SPLIT AND DIRT ETC GET INTO THE ENGINE

    If anyone wants me to explain what I have done here bit better and with pics let me know and I'll sort it  :thumb:
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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 01:03:04 pm »
    Having just been on Forge website with the intention of ordering one myself, I noticed that there is now a comment at the bottom of the page saying DOES NOT fit AGP or AGPSS???

    Would this explain some of the problems you have had?

    Not sure now whether to order.........

    May contact them and see if a redesign for AGP is in the pipeline.

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    Offline azbo87

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    Re: forge induction kit
    « Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 06:23:00 pm »
    It would probably explain some of the problems but after I sorted the problems it has been perfect I always regulary check.

    It is a risk because I know that rubber tube part I mention about will need replacing with silicone hose just to be safe it is also a bit tricky to do as it does go under the engine cover.

    Has been perfect ever since I did that repair job myself there are a few others on here that have this kit fitted aswell I believe but I have noticed on the website aswell they have put IT MAY NOT FIT AGP OR AGPSS on some other things i.e the turbo boost silicon hose which I'm currently in the process of fitting anyway.
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