Pulled the truck in the shop today to install Innovatives Y pipe. Excellent quality, and GREAT fitment.
I was in the shop by 9am today, and planned to install the new Y pipe, swap out my FICM harness, and install a new block heater cord (installed new block heater during injector swap last month). I rolled the truck out at 215. Not bad at all.
After reading some horror stories about removing and installing these y pipes, I didnt have my hopes up for a quick job.
After getting the turbo and some other things out of the way, I went underneath to pull the bolts to the manifolds. The OEM pipe came out pretty easy, just had to bend the passenger side heat shield down a little.
The new one slid in easier than the old one came out. I think the key to getting this pipe all lined up correct it to not bolt anything solid before all the connections are made.
I installed the manifold to Y pipe nuts and bolts hand tight, then got the two V clamps in place, and somewhat snug, then I installed the turbo mounting bolts loosely by hand, then cranked the V clamps down, then the turbo mounting bolts, then went under neath and tightened the manifold to Y pipe bolts.
I replaced all the o rings and bolts that came with the turbo install kit. Also installed new V clamps, and manifold nuts/bolts.
I replaced the FICM harness while I had the turbo out, that makes it beyond simple, less than 2 minutes.
Gotta give a lot of credit to Innovative Diesel. They always have top notch customer service, and always sent me quality parts.
I also wrapped the Y pipe with header wrap, it took one roll of 2"x15'. I wrapped this for later one when I install my fuel system, to keep some heat off the return lines.
Stock VS IDP long Y pipe: