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Popped the hood today and did a quick visual on this intercooler charge pipe, didn’t find any signs of fatigue or pending failure (‘14 CTD, 123K miles).

Mine has spent its life in warmer regions of Texas and Arizona. Rarely sees temps below freezing. Makes me wonder if the part failures mentioned here happened in colder regions where hot/cold cycles are much more extreme?

That said, looking at the point of potential failure I’m not sure a 3 inch clamp would work as the surface is irregular and the steel ring-clamp might prevent good contact between the 3 inch clamp and the plastic end piece that’s prone to fail.

Worth a try though I suppose.

There was an earlier question about whether this part could be installed at home. The short answer appears to be yes.

The top connection to the throttle body looks easy enough. However the bottom connection to the intercooler is buried deep, not accessible from the top. If removal of the engine splash shield (easy task) doesn’t provide access, removal of the front cowl (a little more involved process) may be required.

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So, just the pipe and all is well. i am not sure why they listed that gasket - it's the wrong gasket as far as i can tell, but I am not 100% sure. I am also not sure why the OP needed all the extra stuff. Probably driving it for 20 miles like that caused damage. My soot grams were exactly where they were when the issue happened, and no other components were broken.

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So question, last night I was driving my car around town and it went into reduced power mode, I noticed the engine compartment was smoking a little bit which I'm not entirely sure why and it's been making this kind of whistlening sound, my brother in law says it sounds kind of like turbo bearings going bad. And so I was looking around the engine compartment in the dark and that intercooler tube appears to be loose but I'm not entirely sure, I can slide it back and forth maybe like 3/16" of an inch and I tested it, I pushed it all the way in and then revved the car to about 3k rpm's and checked it again and it had pushed it out the 3/16" of an inch or so. I don't know if this is the cause of the reduced power mode, maybe the whistle sound if air is leaking into it, and the reduced power mode? A couple days ago, a message popped up saying DPF filter full keep driving, I kept driving probably 30-miles after the message went away at highway speeds it seemed to work fine. The other day though, the only 'bad' thing I did was idle it for maybe 2 hours in the parking lot while talking on the phone, so not sure if maybe that clogged up the DPF filter or not.

If I have to replace anything with the emissions system(s) I'm just gonna look heavily into getting it all deleted if I can find the right person to do it for me. I'm not scared of the Government. Also, it has just over 130k miles as reference, it's a 2014 Automatic transmission. Only oil I've used for the past 30k miles has been Amsoil specifically designed for European style small diesel engines with emissions equipment.
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