Re: Symptoms of Leaking Boots on Intercooler Tubes or Intake to Heads
Bob Riley ( www.dieselsite.com
) sells a leak tester that can find leaky boots in short order. The oil residue is from the crankcase ventilation system. The symptoms would be low boost and higher egts with more smoke at throttle. In the worst case scenario, a boot comes off and you have zero boost and low power with copious black sooty exhaust smoke. Be careful gratuitously tightening those clamps. They are constant torque and you can overtighten them, crushing the air intake manifolds which are just stamped metal. Similarly, the OEM CAC is metal reinforced plastic. You probably would not hurt the cast metal spider.
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