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Old 06-14-2010, 03:14 PM
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Where to find the spring for the turbo boot clamp?

Ok so I had my boot pop off multiple times on the way into town so I said screw it pulled into depot and bought a regular hose clamp. Its been on there for about 2 weeks now and it has not popped of once since then. I noticed the last time I put the factory clamp on I was compressing the spring all the way down to where it wouldnt tighten anymore.

So I thought it was because of oily boots but it has not came off since I put the reg hose clamp on and I have gotten on it trying to blow it off to see if it was the boot or the clamp.

So my question is can you just replace the spring or do you have to buy a new clamp?
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:22 PM
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I'm pretty sure the spring should fully compress. I think the torque spec for the clamps is around 14 ft/lb's. If you keep blowing boots at that torque clean the mating surface with brake cleaner before installing. If you still have problems look at your turbo veins for sticking that could be overboosting and blowing the clamps.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:47 PM
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I had this problem recently. I think it is important to have the boot at the correct angle off the turbo, so it connects properly to the tube. Also, be sure the ridge in the boot fits into the groove in the tube and the clamp directly over the top of the groove. Finally, check the boot at the intercooler - be sure that end of the tube is properly seated.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:38 PM
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I dont think its because its seated wrong or the oil because as I stated above it has not blown off since I but a regular cheap hose clamp on it. I didnt clean it or anything before I put it on there. I popped 3 times before I got to depot on the interstate so thats why I stopped and bought the clamp.

I think if the spring wasnt there and I could tighten the factory clamp tigher it would hold but I think the spring is shot since it is weak and doesnt put pressure on the clamp anymore making it tight.

Dunno I could be way off but it just doesnt make sense to me that its the boot or the oil doing it because since I have put the cheap clamp on it has held fine
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