Intercooler pipe

geektoad

redneck geek
Joined
Dec 10, 2009
Posts
2,448
Reaction score
81
Location
New Hampshire
So....The truck pulled the new camper like a champ.....right up until a hard downshift on a long grade, and the intercooler pipe was blown out of the coupler to the turbo.

It was about 2.5 hours from the house, going up an 8 mile or so grade of 6-7% with cruise set at 63. Truck was working hard but doing fine, but a little over 3/4 of the way up the hill the grade increased a bit and the truck downshifted hard. Before I could get it out of cruise control, the pipe blew off and obviously lost most power. Made a gnarly coal rollin' smoke show for about half a mile until we got to a point on the hill that had a shoulder.

Long story short, once the engine cooled down for a while, I got a regular hose clamp on the IC pipe side of the coupler to hold it temporarily and we turned around to had home to fix this better.

I've got a better piece of silicone to replace the coupler and T clamps for both sides. I think that will *probably* be good, but I'm also thinking about getting a Wehrli drivers side IC pipe over nighted tomorrow and be done with this for good.
 

Darkanion

The space intentionally left blank.
Joined
Jul 5, 2009
Posts
41,305
Reaction score
361
Location
North Texas
Damn. I'm sorry to hear about the problem. :(

I hope the fix fixes it and you guys can make the trip alright.
 

PenguinLTZ

Not a Mod
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Posts
25,028
Reaction score
242
Location
Inland NW
@geektoad

Your fix is solid. Silicone coupler hoses and good T clamps will hold.
You are building a bit more boost, now, quicker :D2


I have built some super hot rod diesels, that were building 40-50 PSI, and silicone hose with Breeze Tclamps will hold, if you install them correctly. Keep us posted!
 
Last edited:

drperry

Fox 1! Fox 2! Fox 3!
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2009
Posts
13,099
Reaction score
101
Location
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Also do a PVC reroute while you're under the hood, lol.

A little hair spray will help keep the boots in place until the clamps are tight.

Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
 

Black02Silverado

Sponsor
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2009
Posts
20,274
Reaction score
243
Location
Half way between here and there.
Man that sucks.

I went over all my intake hose clamps on my Cruze diesel and was surprised to find almost all of them loose. I got a good 3 to 6 turns out of them to tighten them down.
 

geektoad

redneck geek
Joined
Dec 10, 2009
Posts
2,448
Reaction score
81
Location
New Hampshire
That's the worst part...the side that blew was a press fit clamp, no way to tighten it.

But...new additions to my travel tool box:

couplers.jpg


This is in addition to the new beefier coupler and T clamps that are on the truck already. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. :)
 
Last edited:

PenguinLTZ

Not a Mod
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
May 21, 2009
Posts
25,028
Reaction score
242
Location
Inland NW
That's the worst part...the side that blew was a press fit clamp, no way to tighten it.

But...new additions to my travel tool box:

couplers.jpg


This is in addition to the new beefier coupler and T clamps that are on the truck already. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. :)


Nice, that's the stuff, right there.
 

txab

Don't get stuck on stupid!
Joined
May 28, 2009
Posts
3,639
Reaction score
56
Location
Texas
That's the worst part...the side that blew was a press fit clamp, no way to tighten it.

But...new additions to my travel tool box:

couplers.jpg


This is in addition to the new beefier coupler and T clamps that are on the truck already. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. :)

:thumbs:
 

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
28,735
Posts
1,103,127
Members
4,710
Latest member
ready67
Back
Top