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Old 13th September 2011
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Hi i am looking to buy some silicone intercooler couplers because one of my rubber couplers has a hole in it i am just wondering what size couplers i should order since i have not been able to pull mine yet. Thank you

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When replacing those two couplers, be more concerned with getting the proper shape/contour than the ID of the hose ends. The outlet isn't too bad, it's in a fairly accessible area and is pretty much just a 90 degree bend.

The inlet piece, on the other hand, is in an extremely congested part of the lower engine RH engine compartment and shape is critical. It's a tight fit - A/C hoses, radiator outlet to water pump hose, turbocharger exhaust pipe, ATF cooler supply return lines, etc. They are all in the way.

You could buy factory replacements - big $$

http://www.thesaabsite.com/9000/9000turboparts.htm

or just go to the J/Y they are easy to pull and probably less than $20 combined.
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