Question Turbo boot problem

Discussion in '6.0L PowerStroke Power & Performance' started by kooldarrin, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. RSG

    RSG Full Access Member

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    Well that's what happened to me in January. I was lucky that it was sunny and dry but still it was enought to convinc me to go buy new "upgraded" boots for the intercooler connections...I'd done the easy ones already of course!!!
     
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    I too had the boot blow off on my '04 while towing. Limped it into the Ford dealer in Ozark, Arkansas.

    The mechanic did exactly what other replies have mentioned...

    Cleaned the mating surfaces of both the NEW boot and pipes with lacquer thinner, then used Aqua Net Super Hold on all surfaces and re-assembled.

    Never had another problem.

    Current truck.... same thing. Towing up a long hill. Pow! Turns out one of the factory clamps broke on the band right where some genius designer thought a few little holes should be punched into the band. Stupid.

    Managed to scab together some hose clamps to get it going again and make it the final 13 miles to the campground.

    Next day went to the local Ford dealer.... New boot and clamps.... Next to the local drug store.... Aqua Net Super Hold.... and NO, I didn't feel "funny" at the checkout with THAT in my hand.... there's been other... um... let's say "feminine products"... in my cart before. But we'll not go into that right now.

    Cleaned all mating surfaces just like the guy in Ozark did, including the inside of the new boot, with lacquer thinner. Sprayed down all mating surfaces with Aqua Net and re-assembled with new clamps.

    Haven't had that problem since. And I've since changed RV's to an even heavier trailer, and have pulled the new one up some seriously long grades around Branson, Mo.

    If you're not familiar with highway 65 north of Branson, it seems like the closer you get to Branson, the longer and steeper the grades.

    Anyway, just my two cents.
     
  3. GAZ4x4

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    Starting fluid works great to clean off all the oily buildup on the boot before reinstalling it, it dissolves the oil.

    I had the boot blow off 2 years ago and all I had in the tool box was some starting fluid so I sprayed some on the boot, wiped it down good and put it back on with no more problems!!!
     
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  5. GaterJ

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    Just my .02 cents you will notice theboots have a bead on the inside and a groove on the pipe
    Boots dont blow off if:
    1) clean inside of boot with Berrymans B-12 or other Carb Cleaner spray insde real good and wipe with clean rag 2-4 times to get good and clean
    2) clean pipe as well real good
    3) spray with any dollar store hair spray or you wife's just dont forget to take it back in the house sure does save on the a** chewing ask me how I know?
    4) make sure when you slide it on you align the beadwith the groove do not push past it should skkide back and forth about a quarter inch or so
    5)Tighten clamps let dryvabout 5 mins your done
    I have never replaced my clamps in 12 yrs and not had any of the so called problems ststed on these sites
    Gater J roasting in N Texas

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