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Old 05-10-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Turbo Hose Blown

All, blew the hot side of the turbo hose between Charge air cooler and output of the turbo.

Engineer Mike gave me all the information on how to get one, and it was not cheap since I had to get them to send it overnight. However, the cost was not the most important thing since we would have been stuck if we did not replace it.

Mike - I am buying once we hook up and I won't take no for an answer. But lets get the steering bracket fixed first please.

All - this forum has kept all of us out of too much trouble, so it's well worth it's weight in gold. With that said, wish I could get my gold back from fixing this thing all the time. Hopefully, my punch list is going to go down once I am home.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:13 AM   #2
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Monty; RV's have more problems caused by non use than use. Tell Janet you need to stay on the road.

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Old 05-15-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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All - The turbo hose was blue in color, and my understanding is the blue colored hoses are the low temp hoses. The hot side of the turbo, (Engineer Mike told me) could be as high as 500 degrees. Since the blue hose was only rated for 350 degrees it was only a matter of time. It took about 300-40 minutes to change the hose, and the coach seemed to have more power after the change, so the other hose was leaking, but not making noise for a while.

I do have lots of bruises on my arms from only being able to squeeze into the space with one arm, and was afraid I was not going to be able to get the hose on there, but it just finally slipped on the end of the top pipe. I am wondering if I need to carry a spare of this one, Mike what do you think?
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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In your spare time, wrap the high temp elbow w/wire (like 0.042" stainless tie wire available at Harbor Freight). That oughta be good for the next 100,000 miles. Wire wrap loops at 1/2" on center. The wire will reinforce the elbow against pressure so it doesn't have to span far, therefore won't tear at its stretch marks.

On my rig (later engine) they did all elbows in metal pipe and all expansion joints are using orange straight sections w/spiral wire wrap like above.
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