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dobienut

Finally figured out why my truck is lacking power

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dobienut    11
dobienut

have been noticing a drop in power and loud engine noise from the drivers side under heavy acceleration for a month or more and started digging on the weekend. I found my boot coming off the intercooler on the drivers side has about a 3 inch slit in it caused by the inner fender. Could'nt see it until i started pushing on the boot because of the road dirt build up on it.Now just to figure out where i'm going to buy a boot :spend:

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jlwelding    23
jlwelding

Now take a pair of tin snips and cut the fender out a little, or a hammer. It happens to almost all of them.

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guesswho512    2
guesswho512

well after reading this post i dicided to check mine. i can see the fender has rubbed the boot but not sure if its leaking. going to hardware store in the morning to make something i can use to pressurize the intake

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SASQCH    0
SASQCH

well after reading this post i dicided to check mine. i can see the fender has rubbed the boot but not sure if its leaking. going to hardware store in the morning to make something i can use to pressurize the intake

4" PVC pipe cap, rubber sewer connector, hose clamps. drill and tap the cap for an air hose fitting. There ya go man.:thumbup2:

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guesswho512    2
guesswho512

interesting...i was going to use a rubber cap, using nuts to hold/seal the air fitting. anyone see any problems to what im suggesting? to clarify, just a rubber cap, a air fitting, and some nuts. it would be shorter than the one in the pic

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Mopar1973Man    3,786
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The only thing I can say is becareful... I don't know if the rubber cap with swell outward and spit the hardware back at you as every stretches out. :pray::shrug:

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guesswho512    2
guesswho512

The only thing I can say is becareful... I don't know if the rubber cap with swell outward and spit the hardware back at you as every stretches out. :pray::shrug:

then i should add washers to that list and sandwich it in there...am i correct in assuming that 35psi this way should not cause any problems

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Mopar1973Man    3,786
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Typically most hook up to a regulated source like a air compressor and then soap the system down looking for bubbles. Or like the one in the picture load it with air and watch the pressure gauge for fall...Either way you end up soaping the system looking for bubbles. Oh yeah if you got a boost elbow you might take it out and put the stock elbow in. Adjustable or aftermarket elbows have a tiny pin hole in them so this will show a leak. So if you put the stock elbow back you can also test the wastegate for function.

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