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How many hose clamps did you find under-tightened on your Diesel intake?

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How Many Under-tightened Diesel Intake Clamps

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On the intake of the Diesel, there are 5 hose clamps holding together the various pieces between the air filter and the entrance to the turbo. These are the type that use a flat head screw to tighten them around the tube. When I checked mine tonight while changing my air filters, I discovered that 3 of the 5 were under-tightened--two of them so loose I could turn the screws by hand without a screwdriver. As un-metered air entering the intake has been proposed as a contributing factor to the sensor failures that some of us have experienced, this is something we should all probably check, along with visually inspecting for areas that could be drawing air. I would like as many Diesel owners as possible to check their hose clamps and report in the poll above how many were under-tightened. If you had any under-tightened clamps, post the age and mileage of your vehicle below. (2 years, 46,000 miles for me.
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All are tight on my Cruze, there is also a smaller tube coming off the intake going to the head with 2 spring clamps. I have the Australian Cruze so this may be different on the US Cruze.
 

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Wistfully waiting for it to rain so I can drive my CTD with salt free roads, I checked this and found my 4500 miles 2015 Cruze to have zero loose intake fasteners.
I have never driven on a salted road and hope I never have to in the future. I have driven in snow, but not with the Cruze so far, in the 3 1/2 years that I have owned it I have driven it almost every day. I have not seen a badly rusted car that has been built in the last 30 years, even in the scrap yard.
 

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I think they work themselves loose after the factory due to vibrations, I have a couple clamps I have tightened a couple times and I have 8650 miles on the car.
I have 45,000km on my car that I bought new in 2012 and the clamps have been fine. Apart from the noisy high pressure injectors there really isn't much vibration that I have noticed. Noisier than petrol, yes, but not rougher.
 
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