Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Sutter, No. CA
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Torque specs for CAC tube/boot clamps
I plan on taking on the new fuel regulator parts swap here soon. There is an incredible writeup on here for this with pics. I decided to "sack up" and do it myself. The only thing I have reservations with is the torque-to-spec instruction on the clamps for the CAC pipe-to-silicone sleeve connections. I've heard so many cases of the dreaded POP and no power when the boot comes off and want to do all I can to avoid this.
I am of the "Chevy school" of tightening bolts, etc. where you crank it until you hear a crack, and then back it off a half-turn.
Can someone put me some knowledge as to how much I need to tighten these clamps? A disconnect on the bottom connection sure would be a PITA while on the road...
Thanks in advance for your help.
2003 6.0 PS XLT CrewCab, SB, FX4, bedliner, bug deflector, Bilsteins, Blue spring kit, new turbo (stock, upgraded Garrett) in December