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Old 06-19-2014, 02:33 PM
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Spider Boots Popping Off

Ok, so I did a lot of work to my truck over Memorial Day including a turbo rebuild. One issue i am having is that I am having a heck of a time keeping my clamp on the Intercooler tube where it connects to the spider on the output side of the compressor wheel. It is almost as though the turbo is making more boost than can be pushed through the Intercooler and the pressure is making the boot slide off. This is where the boot connects to the Intercooler tube and is held in place with a t bolt clamp. Thoughts?
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Clean the boot and piping better, people are going to tell you to replace the boots but if they are in good shape that's a waste of money.

You very likely just haven't cleaned it all well enough, and not tightening it enough (do not crank the clamp super tight)
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Spray a little hair spray on the spider and install the boot.
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soak the boots in soapy water, that will help get some of the oil out that has saturated the boots.
if the clamps are extremely greasy/dirty clean them as well.

then when you put everything together spray the tube and boot with hair spray then tighten down.

extra boost is making the boot pop off. mine did this after i fixed my leaky up pipes
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Thanks to all. These are brand new boots and clamps. I had heard about the hair spray trick but forgot about it. I replaced my up pipes at the same time and am seeing much more boost. I will give all a good cleaning and cover with hair spray.
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Brake cleaner also does a great job.


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Brake cleaner is great for making sure everything is 100% clean.
The hair spray helps it all stick together.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:01 PM
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CCV mod, go ahead and stop letting the oil saturate
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:45 AM
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Yeah, I did the CCV mod at the same time I did all the other stuff. Thinking about this more, if the boot keeps sliding off at higher boost pressures, would that not mean that the pressure is being restricted at some point?
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Nope... just means the boot can't hold the pressure...
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