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Old 04-26-2014, 09:56 AM
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Exclamation 2001 7.3 loss of power at 15 psi

Driving my wife's X this weekend. Drove it up to Payson, AZ, and had issues with loss of power.

The truck drives fine at city speed, and at highway speed. The problem is when accelerating, if the Turbo PSI got to 15, I'd hear a high pitched squeal, experience loss of power, and the PSI would drop to 0. If I let off the pedal, it would recover, but if I stayed on it (like climbing up a mountain on the highway, or trying to pass someone), I would experience loss of power.

On one of the hills my speed dropped to 45 mph even though I had pedal to the metal.

What would cause this, and how do I fix?

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:46 AM
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Boost leak more than likely. Check the boots?
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:31 PM
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Boost leak more than likely. Check the boots?
I'm a bit of a newb. Are those the inlet and outlet hoses from the Turbo?
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Yes. Check all the boots on CAC tubing ( big pipes from turbo to intercooler). One of the boots probably has a small split that only opens up under pressure. My suggestion is get a boost leak detector or make one and pressurize the system because you probably won't be able to see the split.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:43 AM
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If there is a leak, should I get these?

CAC 7.3L Intercooler Boot Kit - Riffraff Diesel Performance
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:56 PM
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If those are the boots leaking than yes. But you can buy their entire boot kit for 130 vs 140 if you buy the kit in individuals. Just a thought.
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Boost leak, or the waste gate may be opening too soon.
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