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Old 03-27-2008, 07:17 AM
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Soot under hood

So... last week (before it started raining again) I was checking out where/how etc to prepare for the Zoodad mod when I noticed all this soot on the top of everything under the hood.

Could this be the boot? I've noticed a drop in how the truck reacts and am hoping once I get the quadzilla here and installed I'll see what my boost is.

Specs: 01 7.3, 103k miles. Haven't noticed an increase in noise, like exhaust leak either.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:25 AM
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Give it a wash Tiff and then check it again. You won't get soot from an intercooler boot being loose. You may have a leaky uppipe. Check your firewall and around you uppipe if you can. If its just soot around the rubber intercooler boots thats normal as the boots are oily and coolect the dirt and soot.
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Give it a wash Tiff and then check it again. You won't get soot from an intercooler boot being loose. You may have a leaky uppipe. Check your firewall and around you uppipe if you can. If its just soot around the rubber intercooler boots thats normal as the boots are oily and coolect the dirt and soot.
Anything I should be careful of when washing under the hood?
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:40 AM
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Get yourself some degreaser and spray it on the dirty parts of the engine and just use a hose without a bunch of pressure to rinse it off. Let the degreaser sit for a bit to work. Just make sure you don't spray directly on the alternator and you should be fine. I usually start the truck up right after Im done to air out the alternator just in case I got any water on it
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Get yourself some degreaser and spray it on the dirty parts of the engine and just use a hose without a bunch of pressure to rinse it off. Let the degreaser sit for a bit to work. Just make sure you don't spray directly on the alternator and you should be fine. I usually start the truck up right after Im done to air out the alternator just in case I got any water on it
Got it thanks! I think we are supposed to be above 42 deg this weekend. sooooo I'll give it a shot.
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