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Old 06-20-2023, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ford F550 engine issue

OK everyone with a 2011 thru 2019 6.7 Turbo diesel.
We just had to replace the turbo cold air turbo hose due to a failure on the road.
The stock turbo connection and hose is made of plastic and will fail per a Ford mechanic.
Ours blew apart traveling 65 mph with no sign or warning and it does actually blow apart.
It makes the engine completely inoperable.
We found one at a Ford dealership 30 miles away and was able to replace it and keep going.
Per the Youtube videos I found which is many, ours blew exactly the same.
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Old 06-20-2023, 03:32 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2023, 01:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for letting us know. We’re on a tripnto Alaska and just turned 30K on our ‘20 SV34 w/ ‘19 6.7L PowerStroke.

I’ll have to think about carrying a spare. Hopefully mine holds together till we get back.

How many miles and what year for yours?
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Old 06-21-2023, 01:28 AM   #4
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Hey Judge, hope your having a good time on your trip.
Ours is a 16 and just turned 27,000 miles.
The Ford assembly we purchased looks cheesier than the one we had.
I ordered an aftermarket assembly with full aluminum connector and down tube with silicon elbow and reducer. It was waiting for us when we got home.
Much better looking and much less expensive.
Im going to replace the OEM with the aftermarket and keep the OEM as a spare or emergency for someone in need.
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Old 06-21-2023, 02:29 AM   #5
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Ford sent a safety letter out saying that the cold side turbo intake could blow and you would lose power. The letter also stated they would do the repair only after it broke. Only if a Ford dealer did the repairs. That being said I have a 2017 and while on a trip last year across Texas ours blew. Same story about 30 miles away afford shop had one but no Tech to install go figure. Wife found a diesel shop 5 miles away two hours later back on the road. Called Ford customer service to see about reimbursement they said no because a ford tec didn’t do the repair. Oh well!
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Old 06-22-2023, 07:10 PM   #6
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Unfortunately This is a pretty common failure, I have an SPE silicone cold side tube in my cart. That and the disaster prevention kit are both on my "to do" list for reliability.

https://www.spemotorsport.com/produc...cold-side-pipe
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Old 06-23-2023, 03:16 AM   #7
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Unfortunately This is a pretty common failure, I have an SPE silicone cold side tube in my cart. That and the disaster prevention kit are both on my "to do" list for reliability.

https://www.spemotorsport.com/produc...cold-side-pipe

Thanks for posting….. I may have to order that when I get back from trip!
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Old 06-23-2023, 04:04 PM   #8
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OK everyone with a 2011 thru 2019 6.7 Turbo diesel.
We just had to replace the turbo cold air turbo hose due to a failure on the road.
The stock turbo connection and hose is made of plastic and will fail per a Ford mechanic.
Ours blew apart traveling 65 mph with no sign or warning and it does actually blow apart.
It makes the engine completely inoperable.
We found one at a Ford dealership 30 miles away and was able to replace it and keep going.
Per the Youtube videos I found which is many, ours blew exactly the same.
Thanks for posting this. I am a big fan of Banks Performance and have almost every bolt on product they make for my 2020 BH35 (2019 Ford Powerstroke). I was hoping they would make this cold air pipe, but they do not. I purchased the SPE that you mentioned for peace of mind since I see this is a real issue with the OEM cold air pipe.
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Old 06-23-2023, 05:52 PM   #9
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Stronger aftermarket units are available.
If this is common enough to cause concern, a pre-emptive install might be warranted.
Then carry the replaced oem used one as an emergency queller.

(Offroader logic, nothing more)
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Old 06-23-2023, 10:34 PM   #10
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Stronger aftermarket units are available.
If this is common enough to cause concern, a pre-emptive install might be warranted.
Then carry the replaced oem used one as an emergency queller.

(Offroader logic, nothing more)

If I wasn’t in the middle of a trip, that’s what I would do.

But alas…. It will have to wait for another two months and 9000 miles. [emoji53]
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Old 10-18-2023, 12:04 AM   #11
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following you Judge and looking back for the excellent info on the shocks and sways for my Omni I see this comment about blowing the hose. It happened to me on the road with my 2012 pulling 5th wheel. I repaired with gorilla duck tape for temp fix and hobbled into dealer for fix while we waited. As usual your spot on about this being a weak spot.
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