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Blowing Turbo Boots
I have a 09 that is DPFdelete and is tuned with a SCT and has worked pretty much flawlessly for almost 10000 miles. I have towed pretty heavy on all the various tunes and found the extreme works the best when you keep an eye on the gauges. Because of my sucsess, my buddy did the same delete/tune on his new 09 450.
He is not having the same sucsess though. While towing his heavy fifth wheel he blew his upper blue turbo boot making about 36 lbs of boost. It blew off a few more times on the same trip. After replacing, later on the same trip, the bottom blue boot blew off. This has since happened a couple more times. He has ran the extreme, performance and tow - with having problems on all of them. He's pretty fustrated to say the least.
I have hit 48 or 49 lbs towing, never with a problem. His boots have come off at lower boost than that.( although he said he did hit 52 lbs on the first trip, but the boots never came off at that level. They came off at lower boost levels after that.)
Any thoughts? Anyone have boot problems and how did you resolve.
Thanks, trying to help a buddy after he switched from GM to Ford.( and hearing about it!)
Last edited by derekwitt; 08-28-2009 at 09:10 AM.