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So I was driving the other day...stopped & fueled up...and when I left, I crossed the river and started climbing the hill into town. The truck started making a noise, similar to a balloon when you stretch the opening and slowly (and noisily) release the air. I pulled off the road and popped the hood to check my turbo hoses, and didn't see any holes or other problems with them...so I figured I'd press on and see if it continued. Sure enough, it was a persistent little noise. It wouldn't start until I was at 5 psi of boost, and would continue up to 20 psi before it would stop. The truck was running fine, though, and still pulled like it should, so I went on up the road a few miles to where I was going to dump off. Once I was empty, I pulled up out of the way and popped the hood again for a better look. I found a broken clamp on a turbo hose going into the charge air cooler....wasn't COMPLETELY broke, but wasn't holding tightly like it should. I guess it took 5 psi before the air would start leaking, and by 20 psi it was leaking out at a fast enough rate it wouldn't make any noise.

I started to grab the duct tape to wrap it up...but then remembered the heavy duty zip ties (125 pound break strength) I had behind the seat. A couple of them cinched good and tight got the job done. No more noise when the turbo winds up. :twothumbsup:

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When approaching a 4-way stop, the vehicle with the biggest tires has the right of way!
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eh, zip ties are cheaper & more versatile....easier to keep them handy for the roadside rednecking and let the store keep the inventory of parts on hand for when I get tired of looking at the zip ties.

When approaching a 4-way stop, the vehicle with the biggest tires has the right of way!
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eh, zip ties are cheaper & more versatile....easier to keep them handy for the roadside rednecking and let the store keep the inventory of parts on hand for when I get tired of looking at the zip ties.

Get different color Zip Ties and you'll never get bored. :notworthy:

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But have you ever balanced a drive shaft with a hose clamp? It works!

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But have you ever balanced a drive shaft with a hose clamp? It works!

For some reason.....I dunno why.....but I'm not surprised that you know this..lol

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So I was driving the other day...stopped & fueled up...and when I left, I crossed the river and started climbing the hill into town. The truck started making a noise, similar to a balloon when you stretch the opening and slowly (and noisily) release the air. I pulled off the road and popped the hood to check my turbo hoses, and didn't see any holes or other problems with them...so I figured I'd press on and see if it continued. Sure enough, it was a persistent little noise. It wouldn't start until I was at 5 psi of boost, and would continue up to 20 psi before it would stop. The truck was running fine, though, and still pulled like it should, so I went on up the road a few miles to where I was going to dump off. Once I was empty, I pulled up out of the way and popped the hood again for a better look. I found a broken clamp on a turbo hose going into the charge air cooler....wasn't COMPLETELY broke, but wasn't holding tightly like it should. I guess it took 5 psi before the air would start leaking, and by 20 psi it was leaking out at a fast enough rate it wouldn't make any noise.

I started to grab the duct tape to wrap it up...but then remembered the heavy duty zip ties (125 pound break strength) I had behind the seat. A couple of them cinched good and tight got the job done. No more noise when the turbo winds up. :twothumbsup:

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In a truckers line of work you do what you have to so you can make it thru the day....never a dull moment

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Broke the RR leaf spring on a trip a few years ago. Got to race track and noticed truck was leaning a bit. Tire was rubbing on fender, but with the rain I never noticed it/or make any noise.


I jacked that side up, slipped a 4x4 inbetween the fifth wheel mount angle irons and the upper spring block. Couple rubber bungee cords to keep it in place just in case I hit a bad bump. Made it home that night(2 hrs) with no problems. You gotta do whatcha gotta do to get home.

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Broke the RR leaf spring on a trip a few years ago. Got to race track and noticed truck was leaning a bit. Tire was rubbing on fender, but with the rain I never noticed it/or make any noise.

I jacked that side up, slipped a 4x4 inbetween the fifth wheel mount angle irons and the upper spring block. Couple rubber bungee cords to keep it in place just in case I hit a bad bump. Made it home that night(2 hrs) with no problems. You gotta do whatcha gotta do to get home.

I did the same thing some years ago when I had a broken spring on a trailer. Had a load of lumber on, and jacked it up in the truckstop parking lot in Harrisburg, Pa. Stuck a 4x4 between the axle and frame rail and drove on to the yard in Appomattox.

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So I was driving the other day...stopped & fueled up...and when I left, I crossed the river and started climbing the hill into town. The truck started making a noise, similar to a balloon when you stretch the opening and slowly (and noisily) release the air. I pulled off the road and popped the hood to check my turbo hoses, and didn't see any holes or other problems with them...so I figured I'd press on and see if it continued. Sure enough, it was a persistent little noise. It wouldn't start until I was at 5 psi of boost, and would continue up to 20 psi before it would stop. The truck was running fine, though, and still pulled like it should, so I went on up the road a few miles to where I was going to dump off. Once I was empty, I pulled up out of the way and popped the hood again for a better look. I found a broken clamp on a turbo hose going into the charge air cooler....wasn't COMPLETELY broke, but wasn't holding tightly like it should. I guess it took 5 psi before the air would start leaking, and by 20 psi it was leaking out at a fast enough rate it wouldn't make any noise.

I started to grab the duct tape to wrap it up...but then remembered the heavy duty zip ties (125 pound break strength) I had behind the seat. A couple of them cinched good and tight got the job done. No more noise when the turbo winds up. :twothumbsup:

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Lot of pressure on that sucker. I had a turbo hose split on that Peterbilt one time when I was climbing Powell Mountain. Sounded like a cannon. I pulled over and got the duct tape out...wrapped it until it was big as a stove pipe. Jumped in, took off, and everything was fine- for about 47 feet, when it blew out again. Another driver stopped and happened to have a spare one that he gave me. I always carried a spare hose and clamps after that.

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Lot of pressure on that sucker. I had a turbo hose split on that Peterbilt one time when I was climbing Powell Mountain. Sounded like a cannon. I pulled over and got the duct tape out...wrapped it until it was big as a stove pipe. Jumped in, took off, and everything was fine- for about 47 feet, when it blew out again. Another driver stopped and happened to have a spare one that he gave me. I always carried a spare hose and clamps after that.

You must use that cheap duct tape....or didn't use enough of it. I've never had a duct-tape repair blow out on me... :blah:

When approaching a 4-way stop, the vehicle with the biggest tires has the right of way!
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You must use that cheap duct tape....or didn't use enough of it. I've never had a duct-tape repair blow out on me... :blah:

yeah, it was the cheap stuff, I didn't have any Gorilla tape at the time. I generally used it to put over any sharp pieces of steel that might cut my tarp. It wouldn't stand the pressure of that C-15 Cat.

Gorilla tape is so strong i've used it to patch holes in my tarps. Got a roll of 4'' wide duct tape too that I bought in Hubbard.

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I don't use Gorilla tape...too expensive. I've had pretty good luck with the Industrial Grade Duck® Brand they sell at Walmart. Holds decent enough without breaking the bank...'bout half of what a similarly sized roll of the Gorilla tape went for if I'm remembering right from the last time I priced it....

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