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Old 01-17-2007, 08:47 AM
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Keep blowing hose on the supercharger

I have a 2003 6.0 diesel that now has about 80,000 miles on it. Most of those miles are towing a 5th wheel trailer cross country. We have had the hose on the supercharger blow off 4 times. Always when towing and usually when going up a hill. All of these times the Ford dealers have replaced the hose and clamp "under warranty", with us paying a $100 deductable on the work. So I figure Ford knows this is a problem, because they hardly ever cover hoses as a warranty item. But what happens when we get to the magic 100,000 mile mark? Clearly there is some problem that is blowing this hose. Dealerships report that they have replaced many of these hoses. Anyone got any thoughts on this problem? Is it worth the time and trouble to contact Ford directly?
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:17 AM
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Its probably caused by "overboost", especially if it happens when your pulling your 5th wheel. They may not be replacing it correctly, your suppose to clean the oil from the hard pipe with alcohol or something to get rid of the oil residue, then replace the soft pipe and hose clamp. There may be other issues that some of the techs will know about but that makes sense to me. Warranty work sucks and doesn't pay the tech very well, so you may be having a half fast tech doing the work (I don't know if it pays good or not though). Oh yeah, its a turbo, not a supercharger
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:25 AM
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there is an updated tube and both boots for this concern ,part number is 6c3z-6c640-a that is 90 degree boot at turbo, it has to be clean and would replace both clamps also
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:32 PM
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Pickup a set of 4 ply hoses and keep them in the truck or trailer
i havent blown one yet but iam ready if it happens hate to be stuck on the side of the road with a 48footer hanging on the backed and no fix

do a EBAY search 4 PLY HOSE
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:16 PM
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I could understand the first hose blowing off and paying the deductible, but 3 more times after that? That's rape and I would have been furious at the second time. Turbo yes....super, no.
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