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Shine a flash light through it...in a darkened room or at night. You should be able to see light coming through.


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I'm not sure how scientific this method is, but I just spent 20 minutes diddling both end tanks to move a flashlight around and I only saw light pass through about half of the airflow channels. So that doesn't seem ideal...

There's no obvious obstruction at the end tanks and it's been like this since I installed new, so seems like some kind of manufacturing defect. Or maybe some critters hitched a ride on the boat from China.
 

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I'm not sure how scientific this method is, but I just spent 20 minutes diddling both end tanks to move a flashlight around and I only saw light pass through about half of the airflow channels. So that doesn't seem ideal...

There's no obvious obstruction at the end tanks and it's been like this since I installed new, so seems like some kind of manufacturing defect. Or maybe some critters hitched a ride on the boat from China.
Cut it in half. You have a 50% chance of getting your money back but 100% satisfaction knowing what the hell is in there [ninja]
 
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Cut it in half. You have a 50% chance of getting your money back but 100% satisfaction knowing what the hell is in there [ninja]
If I can't work anything out with Ron then I'll chop it up. It would just be a $300 paperweight either way.

I don't think he is very active on the forum, so I'm going to try FB if I dont hear anything soon.
 
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Not curious enough to put it back on and see if the issue resumes?

I would have put at least 40psi to test it on the workbench though.
This would be the third time I reinstalled the unit, so not really.

I can certainly crank it up as much as the worm clamps will hold but I would expect a massive boost leak if I'm only able to hold 23.5psi at basically 100% WGDC.

Out of town for a few days so I'll revisit it over the weekend.
 
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I was at work and a Rogue smashed the van that was parked next to me, knocking it into my car.

...For real?

Think it's totalled? The back door opens and closes but the rear quarter is pretty effed.
 

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Ouch, sorry to see that. I don’t think it’s totaled. Gonna guess 5k to repair that. Might want to see if the property owners insurance covers in addition to the Rogue.


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I'm amazed that your rear door and tail lamp both seem entirely unaffected. The quarter panel looks to have some creases in the dent but hopefully a skilled collision repair guy can pull it out and make it look nice. Otherwise they would need to cut and weld in new metal. I've seen worse turn out alright. The rear fascia may be toast if it's cracked. Of course everything will need to be repainted... I dunno man, for being unlucky, you're pretty lucky imo.
 
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Ouch, sorry to see that. I don’t think it’s totaled. Gonna guess 5k to repair that. Might want to see if the property owners insurance covers in addition to the Rogue.


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So the police filed the report as both state and private property. The way they explained is because of the amount of damage done. I'm not certain what that actually means, though.
 
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DON'T let them convince you to use aftermarket anything....make sure its Ford sheet metal and bumper Etc.....they will go cheap if given the green light and it will look janky. At least your alright....

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DON'T let them convince you to use aftermarket anything....make sure its Ford sheet metal and bumper Etc.....they will go cheap if given the green light and it will look janky. At least your alright....

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Oh no doubt! Factory fitment or gtfo.

I picked up the accident report and filed a claim with the at fault driver's insurance today. I should be getting an estimate in the next day or two.

As I keep looking at the damage, I am getting the suspicion more that insurance is going to write it off as a loss. The question then is do I go for my 3rd FiST or look for something a little more 5.0ish?
 
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