EPP v2 install pointers

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Performance Upgrades' started by 15SHOPP, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. 15SHOPP

    15SHOPP SHO Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2019
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    71
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Sales
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Just finally got around to being able to install my intake this weekend and seeing if anyone had any pointers?

    I got everything out including the rear turbo charge pipe.

    I know the new version includes a new silicone hose for the rear turbo - is this truly necessary to use as getting the OE hose off the rear turbo looks a bit impossible to get off from up top.

    Any help would be great!
     
  2. 6500rpm

    6500rpm Quality Always Shoots Straight

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    491
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Journeyman Fleet Tech
    Location:
    The safe zone outside metro St Louis
    The rear turbo hose was the biggest pain for me, tried installing it dry on the turbo to no avail-finally lubed it and it slid right on. If anyone can comment on what lubrication is best for use on silicone hoses I'd be interested as I'm pulling these off to get the pipes coated following the test fit. In the past I was always told not to use petroleum based lubricant on rubber and gave hoses a spray with carb cleaner right before installing, not sure if that holds true with silicone hose. Also removing the rear turbo hot pipe buys you some working room and the OEM worm gear clamps seemed to be a better option at the hose to turbo inlets (also take note of how they're indexed so you can better reach them to tighten). I also noticed that a non PP 2019 SHO I had on the lift at work seemed to offer a less cluttered view than my 13 PP. Not sure if that was the fact that I used a lift at work vs jack stands at home or what-it was like night and day.
     
    802SHO and 15SHOPP like this.

Share This Page

If you wish to help keep SHOforum running, please click the donation button below