Weeping Hoses

RBBailey

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Callsign: KF7KFZ
The flexible turbo hoses are constantly weeping oil. Neither of these leak at the ends, but there is an even, bead-drop coating of oil on them after every 200 miles or so. It's annoying.

So...
  1. Should that much oil be going through the pipes in the first place?
  2. What replacement parts do you recommend?
  3. Doesn't it stand to reason that the fewer flexible hoses in the turbo cycle would be better at keeping and holding boost?
 

Red90

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1. Yes. It is normal for oil to be there. It comes from the crankcase vent system. I assume you mean the intercooler hoses and not the oil lines?
2. Silicone.
3. No.
 

Red90

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If they are weeping oil through them, they must be complete junk. Silicone hoses should outlast the truck. I assume you had original hoses, which are (expensive) junk.
 

RBBailey

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Callsign: KF7KFZ
Yeah, that's what I figured. What source/brand would you all recommend without breaking the budget?
 
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