Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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Turbo CAC tube brace!!!
Had another CAC hose blow off the turbo while driving on the freeway so I limped the truck back home with very loud turbo whistle and no boost registering on the gauge, this is the third time since the truck was new.
The last time that the hose blew off was over two years ago, I found out that the best way to clean the oil off the hose and flange is to spray with starting fluid (had some in my tool box) and wipe several times with a clean rag. I expected this to hold for a little while, but it ended up holding for over two years!!!
Well now to the brace, I put a new hose on, got to looking at the CAC tube and decided that I didn't want to deal with the hose blowing off in the future and possibly denting my hood, so I picked up a 3" exhaust band clamp and a 3/4" wide piece of flat bar and made a nice bracket to hold the tube secure.
The hose can still tear when it gets old but it can't slide off of the turbo any more!!!
Here is the piece I made to bolt onto the alternator mount:
2005 F-250 CC/SB 4x4 medium wedgewood blue
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