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Intercooler Y-Pipe Install

This walkthrough will guide you through replacing the intercooler Y-pipe.  Perform modifications to your car at your own risk.  Be sure to do your research ahead of time before doing any mods.  Installation was performed on a 2006 WRX Sedan.

Tools needed:

Metric socket set (10mm, 11mm, 12mm)

Metric wrenches

Parts inventory:

Prodrive Intercooler Y-Pipe (silicone 3-ply)

T-bolt clamps (3) ea

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1.       Remove the bolts circled in red.  Take a mental note of how much torque it takes to loosen these bolts so you know how much to tighten them later on.

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2.       Remove the hoses connecting to this rod.

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3.       Loosen the worm clamps at turbo and throttle body.

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4.       Remove bolts for the intercooler mount.

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5.       Getting the intercooler out is kinda tricky.  Pull it out of the throttle body first while tugging at it away from the turbo. 

 

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6.       Loosen worm clamps at the intercooler circled in red.

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7.       It takes some wiggle and muscle to get these off.

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8.       Slide the silicone pipe on in the same orientation as the oem pipe.  Tighten down the clamps.

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9.       To put the intercooler back in, line up the turbo with the y-pipe.  Then connect the intercooler to the throttle body.  The y-pipe should automatically slide on to the turbo.  Put all the bolts back together.

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10.   Clamp down the turbo and the throttle body.  Reset the battery.  Go for a test drive.

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Last modified: 03/24/10