how to fit a generic silicone intake elbow

It’s something pretty simple, nothing out of this world but…. DAMN! What a hard time I had trying to find a replacement! Toyota dealer, internet, eBay, pep boys/AutoZone = NONE! Had it or at least a similar one.

This is a 45 deg silicone elbow used for turbo/intercooler applications.

I got it in a local speed/race/turbo shop for $35. It 3” in/out.

* For the 2zz the tb section is 3” and the intake tube section is 2 3/4” so, a 3” to 2 3/4” bending reducer is best! But I didn’t find one.

this one should be a perfect fit, with some cutting to make it shorter required

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ…a073f5061d0b4f

if else fails a 3” to 3” will also do the trick

materials

*screw drivers
*clamps
*hands

and everything in this pic

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1st take the spare piece and cut it to make it fit

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mark the sweet spot with a sharpie for further cutting

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also cut the elbow section on both sides to make it fit! place it over the original one and also make cutting marks with a sharpie

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left overs

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Place the spare piece on the intake tube, some silicone glue will do you good, and wet the inner part of the intake elbow so that it slides* better lol! = don’t get any ideas.

After everything is in its place, tighten the clamps and reconnect everything back together, including hoses, and of course * all the sensors

original TRD rubber elbow *after 7 years of use

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taking the tb out was a little easier for me

since the tb was out, I took this chance to clean it

*dirty boy

before

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and after

*wd-40 and a clean towel will do! carb&choke cleaner works best! and make sure you disconnect all the sensors

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and to kill 3 birds with one stone, while you are at it, you can also do the tb coolant bypass

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and done!

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dasspr

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