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Old 07-09-2009, 05:27 PM
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Help with RCD EGR delete...Someone please..

First, let me say this kit looks awesome... You supposed to be able to do this without removing the intake... I have followed their directions to the tee.. Now, I am at a snag.....
I have removed the turbo, up-pipe, turbo pedestal, and all the minor crap to get to the egr cooler. I have removed the three bolts to the egr cooler. Now it says to loosen up the intake manifold bolts but do not remove them. Am I supposed to loosen all on both sides or just the passenger side? The pics in their booklet shows them wrenching on a motor with the cab off and no alternator... Do I need to remove the alternator? How many bolts are there on the intake all together? I don't want to loosen up anything that may just be bolted to the intake... If someone that has installed this kit with the cab on and did not have to remove the intake, PLEASE giveme a call. Trying to get this thing put back together except for the turbo (gonna clean it tomorrow).
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:31 PM
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Remove the alt, it will allow you to lift the passenger side of the intake manifold. Remove the passenger side bolts and loosen the drivers side intake manifold bolts. Then you can gently pry the manifold passenger side up and pry down on the cooler and you will be able to pop the egr cooler down, back and then out.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:38 PM
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Hey man let me know how you like the truck with the delete, I have the rcd kit sitting in the back of my truck waiting for the rest of my parts to come from ford so i can put it all together! They are terrific guys and make some NICE stuff!
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Finally got it.... The directions are way to vague. You have to loosen up all the bolts to where there is about 2 threads holding them in. You have to remove the bolts that hold the shroud to the intake, the serpentine belt off the alternator, the last thing that was holding it in there was the pipe that is connected to the alternator bracket and the block. Then it came out... I started putting it back together and had to call it quits at 1145pm. Almost 8 hours into it so far. It will be done today though....
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probably would be just as easy to remove the manifold if you had already went that far.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:38 AM
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Yes, it probably would have been. I spoke with Josh today from RCD, he admitted that there was some information not in the instructions. He pretty much wrote those instructions for the "mechanic" and not the backyard mechanic. He is going to revise the instructions so anyone should be able to do in about 6 hours. If I would have figured out the 4 or 5 missed bolts from the start, I would have had it all back together lastnight. I spent 3 hours alone lifting and pulling and twisting, removing a bolt, backing off on the intake bolts, remobing another bolt to get more room. It was terrible. But, it finally came out. As far as just removing the intake... Sure it would have been faster, but I was determined... I hope the turbo cleaning goes well.... It should all be back together tonight... This is a really great kit. It is very stout!!!
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