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Old 06-21-2009, 09:38 AM
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6.0 mess, need mechanic in IL

'03 6.0L w/ Hyptertech Max Energy (currently deprogrammed) and Banks exhaust. No other mods.

The other day, traveling at 60+ i hammered down a bit to pass a semi and heard a boom. (This is not the urethane coupler coming apart between intercooler and turbo, that happened two years ago and has been replaced.) I coasted to an exit and found that I had enough power to get home. The turbo does not whine at all.

I have hesitated all morning to tear into this but I don't have the confidence that I can fix it in a timely manner. (my truck is my business lifeline). Does anyone know a mechanic near Napeville, IL? I may try and clean the egr today, I have looked for leaks and not found any. Also, I may poke at the turbo figuring it is either stuck or blown. I would really prefer to take this to a guru and have it fixed.

Finally, is this an engine I will always be fighting? Is there any way to spend a few bucks and get it set up w/ mods, etc. to make it reliable? I would prefer that than to replace it.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:25 PM
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I found a hose that had blown off on the inlet side of the charge air cooler below the air filter. It has a hose clamp on one side which remained secured but there were two steel rings that must have been machine assembled ( I can't get them to open up for re-assembly) on the other side. I am going to cut them off and replace them w/ two hose clamps.

I tried using one hose clamp and not cutting the rings off the first time. After a test drive and a little hammer down, she blew again.

Hopefully this is just another faulty hose that needs to be replaced and not an indication of problems in the charge air cooler or elsewhere causing excessive pressure build up.

I still would like to know if anyone knows a PS guru near chicagoland or SW suburbs. I need other advice on a multitude of issues.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:34 PM
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how far are you from Geneseo IL?
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I was going to say, 99% of the time you hear a boom under the hood like that on acceleration or other high boost circumstances, it's almost always a boot blowing off. There are 3 different boots. One off the compressor outlet of the charger, and one each on the inlet and outlet of the I/C. Also it's possible to blow the cold pipe off the intake elbow. Any of those four areas will sound the same.

I don't know about diesel shops in the Chicago land area even though I'm sure there are a few. I know of several other good shops in Illinois that I would trust my truck to.

River City diesel in Peoria.
Sasquatch diesel performance in Geneseo.
Randall's performance in Gladstone.

Hope this helps. They all have websites with contact information if you want to google them too.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:43 PM
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how far are you from Geneseo IL?
I'm guessing he's a solid 2 hours from Geneseo if he's in SW Chicago area. Probably an hour and 15, hour and a half from Peoria. Just guessing.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:22 PM
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River City diesel in Peoria.
Sasquatch diesel performance in Geneseo.
Randall's performance in Gladstone.

Hope this helps. They all have websites with contact information if you want to google them too.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info!
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contact rpm-inc he should be able to get you in touch with a decent shop.
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