designed the tubes that pass coolant to the intercooler thru the
intake. They were only looking at 8psi. This is not a good
design for the elevated boost we all subject our cars to in the pursuit
of more power.
Recently several have noticed that there intercooler system is becoming
pressurized while running hard. It goes to say the culprit is the
slip tubes. Also as I looked into this I noticed the intercooler
can be moved on the stock M5 holes as much as .100" side to side.
This means if you are not careful you could mount the intercooler at a
angle weakening the seal even more.
Our solution is to tap the intercooler then bolt a adapter directly to
the intercooler with O-rings. This piece passes through another
plate that bolts to the intake manifold. The two pieces then seal
the intake air with a 3" silicone hose that fits over the top of both.
This will allow for the small variance in the intercooler position.
Also included is the tap and bolts to upgrade the factory weak M5
bolts with M6 ones. This helps to center the intercooler and help
to reduce the chance that you will break one in your blower.
On top of all this Ford made the stock adapter with 1/2" holes and 5/8"
tubes. This would be fine except all the other lines are 3/4".
Our piece increases this to 5/8" holes and 3/4" tubes eliminating the
Yet another advantage is for the "big" blower guys it is well known
that the upper hose is pinched by the blower. The hoses on this
piece are both angled forward giving plenty of room for the larger
Here you can see it installed under a 3.4L
Includes both adapters, hardware, hose,
drills and taps required.
These are made to order.
Thus requiring a couple weeks lead time.
E-mail me if you are interested.