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Old 08-15-2010, 07:40 PM
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Dieselsite Intake Boots. How do you guys get them to stay on?

I bought a set of barely used dieselsite intake boots and clamps from somebody about a month ago and just got around to installing them today. At first I tightened the clamps to the recommended 60 inch/lbs that dieselsite says. Even though that didnt seem near tight enough to me I went for a drive and a block from my house got it up to 20 lbs of boost before I heard a very very loud bang followed by lots of loud whistling. Sure enough the boot at the turbo popped off the pipe. I had some wrenches on me to i put it back together and tightened all the clamps a bunch more. Made it a few more blocks and this time I got the boost to high 20's before I heard another bang. This time the boot at the intercooler popped off the pipe and the boot at the turbo was almost off the pipe. I put it all back together again which was super fun while everything in the engine compartment was burning my hands. I then drove it back home and kept the boost under 20 lbs and everything was fine.

I made sure I cleaned all the oil off of everything very good. I am thinking of going to buy some hair spray or see if the gf has some tomorrow and putting them back on with that and see if it helps. I was just wondering if anybody else had this much trouble? I have never had a factory boot pop off in 110,000 kms but you sure know when it happens.
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They will definately do that is there is some oil residue in there
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Well I made sure I cleaned everything really well. Tomorrow after work I will take them back off and try again though.
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Use some good degreaser on the pipes, the rinse them off. Apply lots of hairspray to the pipe and boot. Then tighten the clamps till you can't move them at all.
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Use some good degreaser on the pipes, the rinse them off. Apply lots of hairspray to the pipe and boot. Then tighten the clamps till you can't move them at all.
Thanks for the tips. I am going to do this tomorrow after work and hopefully it works.
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Yeah its loud for sure , when it happened to me I shat myself.
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instead of hair spray u can use handsoap/dishsoap then they go easy on tube, and they stay there,,,
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Well i made it all the way to and from work today without blowing a boot off. But i kept the boost below 10lbs. When i got home I took everything back apart, washed the intake tube with super clean. Then I took some brake kleen and cleaned up both ends of the tube, and the turbo and intercooler where the boots sit. i even took a bit of sandpaper and scuffed up the ends of the intake tube because they felt too smooth. I then used hairspray on all the connections. You can really tell the hairspray works because I sprayed some on the intercooler, then sprayed a bit in the boot, after I slide the boot on the intercooler and let it sit for a minute I grabbed it and tried to turn it and it wouldnt turn.

Anyways I got it all together made it to the end of the street where I opened her up and POP right when it hit 28lbs of boost. So i pulled over and the boot came off the pipe at the intercooler again. So i put it back on tightened the crap out of the clamp and tried again. I made two WOT runs and hit 28-30 lbs of boost both times and nothing came apart.

Ive still got a really bad feeling that something will come apart at the worst time possible...like this weekend on a camping trip with a new gf...that will be embarrassing. I am thinking about ordering the rings from dieselsite that pop on the intake tube and hopefully those will make me feel alittle better about anything coming apart.
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Well i made it all the way to and from work today without blowing a boot off. But i kept the boost below 10lbs. When i got home I took everything back apart, washed the intake tube with super clean. Then I took some brake kleen and cleaned up both ends of the tube, and the turbo and intercooler where the boots sit. i even took a bit of sandpaper and scuffed up the ends of the intake tube because they felt too smooth. I then used hairspray on all the connections. You can really tell the hairspray works because I sprayed some on the intercooler, then sprayed a bit in the boot, after I slide the boot on the intercooler and let it sit for a minute I grabbed it and tried to turn it and it wouldnt turn.

Anyways I got it all together made it to the end of the street where I opened her up and POP right when it hit 28lbs of boost. So i pulled over and the boot came off the pipe at the intercooler again. So i put it back on tightened the crap out of the clamp and tried again. I made two WOT runs and hit 28-30 lbs of boost both times and nothing came apart.

Ive still got a really bad feeling that something will come apart at the worst time possible...like this weekend on a camping trip with a new gf...that will be embarrassing. I am thinking about ordering the rings from dieselsite that pop on the intake tube and hopefully those will make me feel alittle better about anything coming apart.
That's the best time for something simple to go wrong. "oh my god what was that?!?!" You pop the hood, put the boots back on, she thinks you're the greatest man on the face of the earth and can do anything.
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i hear jb weld works wonders
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