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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one that seems to be blowing intercooler boots repeatedly?

tonight will be the 3rd time this week. 20-25 psi they (the hot side mostly) seem to let loose. fortunately enough i was able to roll into a sears and get the clamp back on. I've found that some of the factory clamps threads are worn pretty bad, to the point where it won't even tighten enough to hold 10psi. I'm headed out tomorrow to pick up some new clamps.

i've been noticing A LOT of oil in the boots, i would have to assume it's aiding in the "release" process?

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 02:05 AM
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Clean the boots inside an out and the clamp with brake clean. I had that issue too for awhile. over 35 psi and no more blow offs.

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eh... tried that already. still blew them. i took everything off and cleaned it to be honest.

i'm going to throw one of these on, see what the result is. similar to a catch can, but it has a 5 micron filtering element.


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Re: blown...

also when you clean them and put them back on spray your boots with hairspray.... Ive had the same problem and the hairspray did the trick!!!!
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Clean the boots inside an out and the clamp with brake clean. I had that issue too for awhile. over 35 psi and no more blow offs.


Clean the boots and the IC tube with brake clean.
After you clean it you can apply a coat of hairspray to give it some tackiness and clamp it down. Also a new clamp might be in order.
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Never had to use hair spray on the truck to keep the boots on.

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Re: blown...

Me either.
But I have heard over the years several people have and claim it works.

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reroute the CCV.

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It works great. Hairspray is also used to keep grips on a bicycle.
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reroute the CCV.
i had done that but had problems with the dripping oil and the constant smoke lurking from beneath the truck. as soon as i put it back to stock, i noticed the problems coming back. i'm hoping that oil/air seperator will do the trick.

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