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Air Intake Hoses from Air Cooler to Throttle Body

 
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:36 PM
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Air Intake Hoses from Air Cooler to Throttle Body

I have had the hardest time trying to fine the dual hoses that come off of my air intake all the way up to my throttle body. I have searched an searched through Ford and the part is now obsolete. On the aftermarket sites they seem to only carry the air intake but not the hoses. I have found it on EBay for a ridiculous amount that I am not going to pay. Does any one have any suggestions as where to get replacement hoses or will I have to just find something that will work?
 
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:14 PM
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You should be able to find plenty in the junk yards for cheap. You are referring about the hoses for an SD setup, correct? What truck is this for?
 
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It’s a 96 F250 Heavy Duty with 7.5L 460 in it. And yes, its the hoses that come off the air intake that lead up to the throttle body. I don’t want to go with a used one so what I ended up doing was doing a memory flex hose that adapts from the 3 inch side of intake to the 2 1/2 inch side to the horn. I was actually pretty pleased with it and will see how I feel about it. So far, I feel like the air flow is much better but it hasn’t even been a few hours so we will see over the next few days.
 
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I fail to see what is wrong with using a used air intake tube. That would be my preferred option if a new one was not available or expensive. There is nothing wrong with using junk yard parts like this. I'd much rather have the correct tube than something funky.
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:10 PM
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I fail to see what is wrong with using a used air intake tube. That would be my preferred option if a new one was not available or expensive. There is nothing wrong with using junk yard parts like this. I'd much rather have the correct tube than something funky.
Iím with him. There is or should be only clean filter air flowing through it from the air box. Whatís wrong with using one from the junkyard? Especially if you were initially interested in getting the part from Ford.
 
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I could understand your suggestion for sure, but I was just looking for other options that were available. I wanted to get it from Ford just because I felt like it was a common part to have available. After finding that it was obsolete and that junk yards was my main option, I wanted something more readily available if I were have to replace it again. I ended up putting a rigid memory flex hose on it and I am rather pleased with it. What do yo guys think of a memory flex air intake hose? I am open to opinions and suggestions. Please be honest, I as I have yes and no opinions on them as well.
 
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:30 PM
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I’m lost. Why would you need to replace it again? Why did you need to replace it in the first place? In 23 years I have never had an air inlet tube wear out.
 
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Iím lost. Why would you need to replace it again? Why did you need to replace it in the first place? In 23 years I have never had an air inlet tube wear out.
I've seen them split from age, but not often, and I too am confused why you wouldn't just grab a junkyard one. Probably would cost you all of $5 if you pulled it yourself.
 
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I had a pin hole leak in a hose at the driver side top of my radiator where my radiator cap is. It was very tiny and what was happening was that the air intake was sucking in that antifreeze that was dripping from that pin hole and going straight into those hoses. They caused my hoses to swell very bad. I didn’t notice it right away as it wasn’t an immediate change in the hose size. They got so bad that they got soft and started rubbing on my hood. I have fixed the radiator leak and just did a bunch of maintenance to the truck this past week and did not run into any internal problems from that antifreeze being sucked in to the air intake. I know that this is a one off case from the hoses swelling because I have buddies as well that have never had to replace there’s; but they also have never been in the situation that I was in.
 
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Itís a 96 F250 Heavy Duty with 7.5L 460 in it. And yes, it's the hoses that come off the air intake that lead up to the throttle body. I donít want to go with a used one so what I ended up doing was doing a memory flex hose that adapts from the 3 inch side of intake to the 2 1/2 inch side to the horn. I was actually pretty pleased with it and will see how I feel about it. So far, I feel like the air flow is much better but it hasnít even been a few hours so we will see over the next few days.
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I have wondered before if an exhaust shop could bend up a nice intake hose, just install it with rubber couplings on each end to let it flex.
 
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Have any pictures of the new setup ?
 
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Here is a picture of the new setup. I paid $20 for the flex hose and then $10 for the adaptor from Oreillys. I am waiting on the other set up from Amazon since they are a bit cheaper. I plan on going all the way up to the throttle body with these flex hoses. I like them, what do you guys think? Ill post a picture of the complete setup when I finish it.

Memory Flex Air Intake Hose from Spectre. 3 inch off the Air intake side toe to a 2 1/2 inch on the horn side.
 
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It looks like dryer vent hose. Is it corrugated on the inside too? I wonder how that affects airflow?
 
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Originally Posted by My4Fordtrucks View Post
It looks like dryer vent hose. Is it corrugated on the inside too? I wonder how that affects airflow?


I'm wondering about that too.
 

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