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it will continue to run with it off...
I know for a fact mine did for about 5-6 miles as i drove it back to the dealer. I had just picked the truck up from getting the hpop replaced. I had just got on the highway and was accelerating into traffic when i heard a tremendous boom! followed but a loud hair dryer sound and no boost on the boost gauge. i was not able to maintain more then 50 mph, and the truck did have some smoke, but not bad, as i wasnt flooring it.
After i got back off the hwy, the truck ran ok at low to moderate speeds. It had no balls what so ever. but by taking my time it ran ok, and got me back to the dealer. it idle'd ok, but was very noisy. The diesel mechanic knew what happened as soon as he heard me pulling it and walked out of his bay.
Turns out he didnt completely secure the cold side clamp leading to the intercooler, and the boost blew it off. No damage to the truck, service manager handed me a coupon for a free oil change for the truck while i was waiting.