Launched to provide the independent garage with an alternative to the franchised dealer, First Line’s hose range, include turbo hoses, which fit between the turbo and the intercooler and the intercooler and the inlet manifold.
It also includes air filter hoses, which fit between the air intake and the air filter housing and the filter housing and the turbo, as well as some turbo oil feed/return hoses and crankcase breather hoses.
As with any rubber product the material naturally degrades over time, but as Turbo Hoses are constantly exposed to large changes in temperature and pressure and can suffer from the effects of engine over-boosting and failing turbo oil seals, they are subject to high levels of stress, which along with contamination from oil and other common automotive chemicals, means they will eventually fail and need replacing.
First Line Turbo Hoses are manufactured to the same specifications as the OE part, so the material used in their construction is always consummate with the original item.
As they generally operate at increased air pressures, reinforcement fibres are added to the walls of the Hose during their construction.
These fibres help maintain the strength and shape of the Hose under high-pressure conditions.
The commonly used fibres are polyester, and aramid, dependent on the specification of the OE part.
Technical layout drawings
When it comes to turbo hoses, product identification can be quite challenging as it is extremely difficult to explain to a supplier over the phone which hose you need.
To help overcome this, First Line create technical layout drawings for every application, to help pinpoint exactly what you need.
To supplement First Line’s range of OE specification turbo hoses, a range of 20 premium quality hose clips are also available.
There are two different versions, the 1000 series and the heavy duty 1100 series.
First Line’s turbo hoses are covered by a two-year, 24,000-mile warranty.
To find out more about First Line’s turbo hose range, contact your local motor factor.