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Is this a common issue or is it just a small handfull of guys whove seen this issue?. I have a 2012 with 65k on it. I plan to tow my tt about half the time. Its about 8k lbs. Im trying to decide if i should not worry about it or buy a spare or replace it with an after market one. Is it a when it blows or if it blows?

How much is a factory tube?
i thought i saw some thing about how one of the aftermarket tubes you have to have a tune for? I dont want to run a tune.
 
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OEM list is around $131 and I've seen some advertisements for $101... You might get lucky and a dealer by you may sell one for close to the $101 price. There is one aftermarket brand that doesn't require a tune, but I can't remember which one that is.

I've been mulling getting at least a spare OEM one for my drive from Alaska to the the L48 and back because a spare is 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of the aftermarket one.

Golfmedic and Karl4Cat have both had CAC Tube failures and others have pre-emptively replaced their CAC Tube because of it...
 
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I have a 3,000 mile trip towing my toyhauler this summer that i am now wondering what to do as well. It is all jammed into a week so no real time for being stranded.

Anyone know the part number off hand? I know it was discussed before so I am sure I could find it with some searching.

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They are $100 delivered on eBay for the OE unit. If you looked at the link I posted above: Part # BC3Z 6F073 A
 
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:48 PM
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I got mine from Autonation White bear


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I would not bother changing it just to change it, rather carry the part. More than likely, highly likely you will never need it.


I am still running the original and I tow cross country thru the Rockies, wide open many times.
 
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Thanks for the quick replies, as always.
 
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I went with prevent and replace route, just to avoid the potential interruption while traveling is worth it for me. I chose mishimoto as it didn't require relocation of steering reservoir.
 
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Any one know for sure which ones dont require a tune? Any one ever try cutting the end off and putting a silicone rubber cac boot on it from a truck store. I havnt gone out and looked at it yet to even see if this is possible?
 
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Is there any other benefit to the aftermarket ones? Better mpg? More power?
 
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Looking at the different aftermarket ones, is the cold side the only one that needs replaced? They all offer a cold and hot side but only see the cold side as being replaced so far.

I have found mishmoto, afe, rudy's diesel (best price, but no one on here has used it) and h&s

Let me know if one is preferred, and also if there is any reason to replace the hot side at the same time.
 
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there would not be any gain for the replacement.
 
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1911, there is no benefit to aftermarket other than the part that fails is now made of metal instead of the fail prone plastic design and therefor won't fail again. There is really no reason to replace the OEM one with another OEM which has the same potential to fail as the original. Mishimoto, H&S, and AFE all make a stock replacement tube that requires nothing but a few minutes of your time to swap it in. No tuning required.
 
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Ok great thanks
 
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PS: I would go with cangim's recommendation of the Mishimoto. If you don't have to move the remote res, that's one less step.
 

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