Yesterday I was transporting a car for a customer. I was on the "home stretch" going up the first of two 7% grades that are just before my exit from the freeway. I was messing around and pushed it a little to hard. Boost on the DD said 54.5, 55.6, 56.BOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!!!
I swear it looked like the whole hood surged up and inch when the pipe blew off! Luckily I had plenty of momentum to get over the hill, so I took the next exit, (at the base of the next grade), and stopped buy a friends house to borrow a 7/16 socket and rachet.
Trying to excelerate from a stop with that pipe blown off was a joke. It looked like you could get out and walk on the smoke that was coming from the tail pipe and people were moving four lanes of traffic to try and get away from it.
I know I have seen others post about blowing off this pipe, I was just curious how many have done it? I'm not really looking to upgrade boots or clamps due to this, the truck doesn't make nearly that boost going down the track and right now this pipe coming off seems like a good "fusible link" to me.