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blowing out turbo coupler
I posted about this problem a few months back, and it is still an issue.
The coupler that comes off the small turbo and links with the down tube going into the intercooler keeps blowing out. I mean a 3" hole in the side style blowout!! Last time it was on the way home and just a few miles away, so I limped it back. But this time I was 225 miles from home, but luckily 5 miles from the town we were heading. Had to get a tow for the the 5th wheel the last 5 miles, but limped the empty truck to our campsite. I next day aired a new coupler, installed it and heading on our way home. 5 miles is all this one lasted!!
It is always under heavy load, towing 14k. And it's always on a long hill at the top. I try to keep my foot regulated to 1250-1300 max egt's, and don't run over 1350.
I had a Banks intercooler, so here was my concern. While that was very sufficient when I was running a single turbo, is the compound system producing too much cfm, causing a build up of back pressure that blows the coupler on long pulls?
I had to get my wife home for work, so I had a BD Performance intercooler shipped to me and I installed it before coming home. I left my trailer at a storage facility and just got home. Obviously didn't have any problems on the way home (other than trying to keep her under 100 mph!!), she wants to run!
07 Ram 2500 5.9l 4x4-BD Super B Killer 361/475 comp turbo, BD exhaust manifold, Banks intake and exhaust, XRP head bolts, Smarty Touch w/custom tuning, BD intercooler, HD drivelines, HD discs and calipers, BD transmission, Banks torque converter, 7500 lbs air bags