Yeah I can understand your frustration, give the 2 o rings on each side of the tube a shot, I'm almost certain that should help
OK, after quite a bit of research into this and not really finding a good fix, I have sent an email to BBK requesting information on how this issue can be resolved.This is where it leaks
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+111111 :good: I was going to suggest emailing Bbk but I've read on another mustang forum that they havent been getting any help with the issue from them, basically saying they have never heard of that issue but ya never knowTrojan Horse said:OK, after quite a bit of research into this and not really finding a good fix, I have sent an email to BBK requesting information on how this issue can be resolved.
In the mean time I have a couple of ideas if you want to try them.
1. Try installing the tube with 2 or more o-rings (not sure how many will actually fit) pressed onto each end of the tube. Lubricate them and be careful installing to ensure the o-rings do not get cut or slip over the end of the tube.
2. This mod idea may destroy the crossover tube so use it at your own discretion.
First, try to stack at least 2 o-rings onto each end of the tube, then "very carefully" flare the end of the tube out to where it will just fit into the rails. If you go a bit to big you can file down the circumference with a metal file. Be sure to blow away any metal filings. You should be able to attach a flaring tool right behind the bulge in the tube on each end and flare out the end. As an alternative if you do not have access to a flaring tool, the tube can also be flared on the ends with a small ball peen hammer, taking care to not get off centered or strike too hard and damage the tube. A second hammer and friend to help hold the tube or strike the ball peen would be a big help. Set the rounded end of the ball peen into the end of the tube and tap the face of it with another hammer to flare the tubing end.
My theory for the second idea is that with the tube end flared out it will restrict the movement of the crossover tube and the flared end will help direct the pressure through the tube better, leaving less of it to try and push past the o-rings.
Well they can't claim that with my email.+111111 :good: I was going to suggest emailing Bbk but I've read on another mustang forum that they havent been getting any help with the issue from them, basically saying they have never heard of that issue but ya never know
You can do several different things.Kinda what I was thinking , yes came with car, thought about buying new ones and go from there, its ti bad can't use different ones
I'd do #5... Except I'd add the intake too!Trojan Horse said:You can do several different things.
1. Try the fixes I suggested.
2. See about getting a welding shop to TIG the holes shut and reroute a line around the back.
3. See if a machine shop can thread the holes and use some adapters and hard line to replace the crossover.
4. See if a welding shop can weld some fittings in there to do the same as #3 with hard line.
5. Take it off, got to BBK's business place and toss it through their front window.
Dave from BBK said:The only major issue I'm aware of that we had in the past was the cross-over leaking. This was because of the o-rings not holding up properly. For customers with that setup, we sent out multiple o-rings that can be doubled up to provide a better seal. This was a while ago and since then we have upgraded the kit with new rails and a cross over that uses two aircraft grade aluminum 90 degree fittings and a piece of locking fuel line.
That's what it sounds like.So, basically I am turning my old ones to new ones. Mine are welded up getting ready to repaint them and hook back up with my 90 degree lines. Thank you
Probably not since you were not the original purchaser.I agree, but rails came with car when I got it, didn't think they would do anything (bbk)
Can u pm me how to get in contact with Bbk in case my SSI-R ever starts leaking? Don't have my receipt anymore as its been about 4 yrs or so when I got it but worth a shot for new rails and such.Trojan Horse said:Probably not since you were not the original purchaser.