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post #1 of 11 Old 05-23-2009, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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OMG freakin up pipe

seriously replacing that pipe sucked bad. im glad i pulled the turbo to replace it, but still sucked. two bolts stripped, i would have been happy for a break, but no they stripped. plus, have you guys installed your exhaust kit before? what a pain in the a$$. my hangers were not perfect so that made it fun. plus i found a hole in my trans, not sure what it was from, so i had to weld up the pan. 12 hours later and im nearly finished. getting the up pipe to seal on the turbo was difficult. i found that if the manifold/up pipe bolts are loose it makes it easier. my pedistal bolts were gone, yes i said gone. how in the world did it not break something. well, now i can use my air .
btw, its like a whole new truck, im not scared to pull out in traffic anymore, it straights gets it done. crazy how fixing the leak and new exhaust wakes her up.

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-23-2009, 09:27 AM
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yea ihave a problem with mine too i think im just going to put the bellowed kit in and have it over with because my truck is doggy i mean for my mods it should be alot faster than it is but i know both pipes are leaking really bad and i have put the driver side one on before and u are right wat a nighmare


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what is a bellowed kit? is it something that will last? i am sure that i will be replacing this pipe again, design doesnt look that good. i bet im gonna kill myself if i should have done the egr delete while i was there

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well for the 7.3s the bellowed kit has two pipes that are flexable and they use a flat metal gasket they are supposed to work much better but im not sure if they are used on the 6.0 for sure


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it sounds like the ones that are on the 6.0. there was only one gasket though, the others were pressed fit.
the truck is fun again.

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yea i need to do mine real bad i tired of hearing the whistle and tick of those stupid things


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i really didnt think it would be quieter, but is WAY quieter. you will be so glad when you do the job!

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i have to do mine on my 7.3 but i am going to be doing it when the trans it out, should be easier then. the one nice thing (the only one) about the 6.0 in the vans is it is really easy to work on the back of the motor in those
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if i would have had a gas ax, i would have cut out the fire wall i was so frustrated

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