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      05-03-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Does your tecnocraft fit perfectly?

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so i installed my tecnocraft intake a month or so back and it never fully fit 100%, ie there a few little gaps that do not lineup 100%...air doesnt seem to be getting in or out, but when u look between the chargepipe and manifold for instance, it isnt perfectly straight . the front scoops as well

i also noticed the engine bay being dirtier than i remember.. could just be the recent sand from the end of winter etc..
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so i installed my tecnocraft intake a month or so back and it never fully fit 100%, ie there a few little gaps that do not lineup 100%...air doesnt seem to be getting in or out, but when u look between the chargepipe and manifold for instance, it isnt perfectly straight . the front scoops as well

i also noticed the engine bay being dirtier than i remember.. could just be the recent sand from the end of winter etc..
What's up buddy?!? Yup, mine doesn't fit 100%. There are a few openings but it's nothing some electrical tape can't take care of. It's just a matter of how much electrical tape you're gonna need to create the proper seal. The fitment was the one thing that bothered me a little bit but I got over it as soon as I felt the performance.

Also, in IMO, if the proper seal is NOT created, dust particles and other small debris could potentially get sucked into the engine. Not good. Other then that, I give technocraft 2 thumbs up.
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the gap on the charge pipe may have long term consequences on the engine.
It seemed that tecnocraft was in a rush to recover the costs and not enough research on done.
They need to come up with a better solution on the fitment issue for both previous and future customers,
otherwise it will definitly have negative impacts on their company's reputation as a CF specialist.
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      05-04-2010, 08:58 AM   #4
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thanks for chiming in.
pumper, where all did u put tape, i followed the instructions...so is there tape visible to you when u open the engine bay, like did you go over the openings?
i will try and post a pic...

pumper: side, how you been man? long time, hope all is well.
i am good thanks
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come on ... we are talking about hardware and significant gaps. in case you like to solve design-flaws, continue with the electrical tape method. i would not install any hardware on my S65 engine with the need of electrical tape to solve engineering / fabrication issues.

my US$ 0.02
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thanks for chiming in.
pumper, where all did u put tape, i followed the instructions...so is there tape visible to you when u open the engine bay, like did you go over the openings?
i will try and post a pic...

pumper: side, how you been man? long time, hope all is well.
i am good thanks
I'll try and post some pics, too. Tape isn't really visible and the main place where you need tape is where the plenum/intake manifold meets the charge pipe. Tape should be applied directly to plenum/intake manifold.

e.n.335 - unfortunately, before I knew about how the charge pipe would fit, I already paid for the piece. And, I agree with you 100%. If technocraft cares about their reputation as a CF specialist they should mos def do something to improve on their current design for future and current customers. Functionality of the charge pipe is great tho.
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come on ... we are talking about hardware and significant gaps. in case you like to solve design-flaws, continue with the electrical tape method. i would not install any hardware on my S65 engine with the need of electrical tape to solve engineering / fabrication issues.

my US$ 0.02
agree 100% but i aint getting 1600 bucks back....so what to do....

thanks a lot pumper, like i did the 3 wraps on the plenum to manifold section....i dunno, engine bay seems dirtier than normal. maybe i am just anal, maybe take it apart and re install?

i will try and get some pics up this weekend too, thanks for all the help.
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thats actually pretty lame for somethning that expensive.. I was thinking about buyin this till I read this.... disappointed in the lack of workmanship being demonstrated by technocraft... bah.. must look for gruppe m..
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agree 100% but i aint getting 1600 bucks back....so what to do....

thanks a lot pumper, like i did the 3 wraps on the plenum to manifold section....i dunno, engine bay seems dirtier than normal. maybe i am just anal, maybe take it apart and re install?

i will try and get some pics up this weekend too, thanks for all the help.
So you only wrapped around 3 times? I wrapped about 10 times around. I suggest you definitely re-install. When re-installing, be sure to check thru opposite end of charge pipe to see if any light comes through from where you are wrapping(with the charge pipe on, of course). If there is light coming through then you haven't created a complete seal.
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Mine is a combination, works quite well for me.

Some photos, there are gaps here and there - not noticable unless you look from up close.



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What's up buddy?!? Yup, mine doesn't fit 100%. There are a few openings but it's nothing some electrical tape can't take care of. It's just a matter of how much electrical tape you're gonna need to create the proper seal. The fitment was the one thing that bothered me a little bit but I got over it as soon as I felt the performance.

Also, in IMO, if the proper seal is NOT created, dust particles and other small debris could potentially get sucked into the engine. Not good. Other then that, I give technocraft 2 thumbs up.
LOL ... $1600 + electrical tape!

That's just DUMB for a company to sell something that the client needs to patch up with tape of all things!
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LOL ... $1600 + electrical tape!

That's just DUMB for a company to sell something that the client needs to patch up with tape of all things!
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Perhaps they will have a version II where the user will not have to "tape" it themselves.
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LOL ... $1600 + electrical tape!

That's just DUMB for a company to sell something that the client needs to patch up with tape of all things!
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these problems have been known about for a while so I don't know why anyone would still buy them. Plus, there was that whole issue about the charge pipe losing power and the member even showed his dyno test. $1600 is a lot of dough for what is essentially a cosmetic mod to the engine bay.

Niqui, you should have done a before and after dyno to see if the rumor is true.
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Not gonna buy anything from Tecnocraft myself and suggest everyone else not to until they fix this...
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For $1600 they should at least throw in some electrical tape.
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LOL ... $1600 + electrical tape!

That's just DUMB for a company to sell something that the client needs to patch up with tape of all things!
+5...I had one. Fit like crap, no doubt the car lost power because of the fitment...Took it off after a day and a half.
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Heat soak is what really kills the techno intake system. This system actually lets in hotter air than stock intake system...all this add up to a lighter wallet and less power.
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lined the scoops with some felt so far at the dealer...still need to figure out how to handle the small chargepipe gap.
i dunno, not pleased in general with this.
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come on ... we are talking about hardware and significant gaps. in case you like to solve design-flaws, continue with the electrical tape method. i would not install any hardware on my S65 engine with the need of electrical tape to solve engineering / fabrication issues.

my US$ 0.02
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btw is your US$ 0,02 worth more than my KZT 0,02 ?
Thats Kazakhstan Tenge (1KZT=$0,0064)

On a technical note, I had the Techno craft stuff for 5 days, then got a SC.
I didnt use the connecting pipe as it did not seal nicely onto the air box.
Rather keep that stock, looks better IMO and works better to
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Can't believe they charge thousands of dollars for parts that need electrical tape to fit together. Whack.
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