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Leaking intercooler boot causes turbo problems?

My turbo crapped itself or so i thought so. It started surging sporadically then now it started doing it all the time and it's not driveable anymore. So i got under the hood and started snooping when I noticed the back side of my upper intercooler boot was cracked. Can a leakign/ cracked boot cause turbo problems?

it's this boot.
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Absolutely. When mine rolled 100k miles, I replaced my stockers with upgraded Dieselsite boots. It came with new clamps, too (much better than stock)... I busted 2 clamps (separate times) while towing my toy hauler up a grade. The stock clamps don't seem to like the heat being produced by these turbos.

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Thank you for the reply. I'll give them a shot.
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If you don't want to spend $75-100 a piece for the stock boots, take a look at this site and you can buy a kit that has all four for just over $100. Riffraff Diesel: Intercooler Boots

2005 F250 CC 4X4 leveled off, S&B Intake,4'' back, SCT tuning.
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Why would you spend $100 for boots that don't fix the problem?

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I bought the Dieselsite boots. Just waiting on them to arrive. I think i'll still pull the turbo and clean it.

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I bought the Dieselsite boots. Just waiting on them to arrive. I think i'll still pull the turbo and clean it.
That's a good idea considering how much oil is on your stock boots. I have a thread somewhere on my install of the Dieselsite boots. The quality is unreal compared to the stock setup.

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reason I bought the ones from riffraff is because the original ones lasted 140k miles. I plan on selling the truck in the next six months. I don't think I will be putting 100K+ miles on my truck in the meantime. Plus I was able to get all four for the price of the one angled boot.

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Where is all the oil on the boots comming from?

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Where is all the oil on the boots comming from?
The crankcase vents into the intake side of the turbo and there is a slight amount of oil in there. It accumulates in the turbo boots and intercooler causing what you see above. Most folks reroute their crankcase vent to eliminate that oily mess.

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Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
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