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When I removed my pipe to fix a broken vacuum tube, I noticed that one of the nipples on the K&N tube was covered on the inside. It seems that when they wielded on the tube and then grinded down the excess, it covered the hole. I had to use a small screwdriver to puncture the hole. I advise that you take off the pipe to do this, or else you will have the particle in your intake... not a good idea.<p>It's probably just a fluke on mine, but if it happed to me, it just might happen to you. I didn't notice until I actually looked at it. I did not feel any difference before and after, however, one of my vacuum tubes split at the end. It was a stock tube (not the ones provided with the kit) connected between some sensor and the T connector that was part of the tube assembly that connected to the inner nipple, strangely enough.<p>Anyway, I just thought I'd let anyone who had it to take a look.
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (GoSwedeRacer)

Any way you could post a picture from maybe my car domain or one of the other threads, then use paint to highlight or circle the connection/nipple you're talking about? That'd be awesome. I was able to understand what you were getting at, just not the specifics.
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (makonyy15)

The K+N intake tube has 2 nipples which are welded (very good by the way, as a welder I enjoy seeing good welds) I didn't notice anything on the nipples at time of instal but I might take a closer look. yours was probably an example of bad QC.
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (V50_T5)

Are we talking about the vacuum line nipples coming off the main polished intake tube?
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (V50_T5)

Yep, those nipples. There are two, one facing inward and one facing outward. Mine was on the outside one, but I would advise checking both.
 

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Ok, i'll check both. I didn't use hose clamps, but it's not like you're harming anything with them, so might as well keep them on there.
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (V50_T5)

After removing mine and reinstalling it, I added nylon zip ties to the ends that connect to the ribbed connectors because I found that they slipped out easily. The nipple end was pretty tight. Ooooh... Nipples, ribbed, tight, and slipped out. Good thing this is in the context of engine components or this would no longer be a G-rated forum.
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (GoSwedeRacer)

And women wonder why guys spend so much time around cars. At least it has two nipples and not more... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Warning - for those with K&N Typhoon (V50_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>V50_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I added hose clamps, overkill? I guess there isn't any pressure here. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Right, no pressure in the intake, before the turbo. Negative pressure, in fact, if the air filter clogs. But they don't hurt, as long as they aren't too tight.<p>Tom.
 

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I checked the nipples and found them to be perfectly clean and open. I ran a pipe cleaner through and there was no obstruction and no filings on the pipe cleaner.
 

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Somewhat off topic but not worthy of starting a new topic...<p>I've had my intake for a couple weeks now and I didn't drive the car Monday or Tueday and I got in today, started driving around and at low rpm's, i was getting a funny sound. It wasn't really anything bad, just sounds like lots more air getting into the intake at those low rpms, no idea why though. Is there a break in period for the filter, causing a little restriced airflow in the beginning, then opening up to regular usage? <p>At high revs it sounds the same and the stock wastegate does it's job as usual, being easily heard. <p>I know it's nothing to worry about, just curious as to what the change is/why it happened.
 
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