I am stranded in Newburg, New York at the toll booth with a 33 foot trailer. My brakes and power steering went out. Power steering fluid is all over the place. Looks like a line on the pump is loose/out but I can't see it. Any ideas?
I don't know much about the Gates boots, but a quick google search shows they are silicone boots just like the stock boots. The problem with those is silicone allows oil to permeate. That's the reason the stock boots are always oily and dust covered. The dieselsite boots are fluoroelastomer based which makes an absolute barrier against oil penetration. Here's the link - http://www.dieselsite.com/1999-200373ldieselsiteintercoolerbootkit.aspx
Just a heads up for future members who read this thread:The Diesel Site boots are more expensive and have to use their special clamps because they are thicker.
Depending which boots you're talking about, you may have to specially trim them to fit [cut them down to size]
Well Greetings Jennifer;You're welcome to stick with Ford if you need a cheap quick solution, however, I have not heard they have switched their material from silicone. Our boot is for the guy who doesn't want a cheap and quick solution.
I was not aware of it because according to the Ford dealerships local to us, there hasn't been a change made to the boots in quite some time and the material is still silicone.Well Greetings Jennifer;
I find it particularly interesting that you EXTOLL the virtues of Diesel Site boots and are NOT aware that Ford has upgraded their material for their replacements boots...:surprise:
I might suggest that you buy a set from AutoNation [formerly Tousley's] and see for yourself the materials they are made of...>
You can of course return them for full credit, less shipping charges..