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Fluidampr Install

Well, I installed a Fluidampr today and decided I'd do a mini write up of what it entailed, if anyone else wanted to do it. Thanks to Marc and BUKWAKR for the tips
You'll need a 6.0L Fluidampr pt# 870201
4 new damper bolts from Ford pt#W300024
this would also be a good time to install a new serpentine belt if yours is old or in bad cond. (I didn't think of it ahead of time so I didn't change it out)
Basic hand tools, ratchets, extensions, and torque wrench.
here goes: 1st remove the air filter intake assembly, upper radiator hose, degas bottle hose, unplug the fan clutch elec. connector, now remove the 2- 8mm bolts that hold the outer fan shroud on to the radiator. remove the 4- 8mm bolts on the radiator core support, and remove the two brackets (this step allows you enough room to remove the outer shroud) Now you should have enough clearance to gently persuade the outer shroud assembly to come out. pull it up and out. Now you can access the 3- 15mm bolts on top that hold the inner shroud assy to the block and the 2- 15mm bolts on the bottom that hold it to the block, remove these bolts. Now you should be able to pull the entire inner shroud assembly forward away from the engine enough to gain access to the crank pulley and idler tensioner pulley. (the inner shroud will still be in place because of the fan its not necessary to remove it completely) Using a 1/2" drive torque bar, take the tension off the idler pulley, and take the belt off the alternator for slack. from under the truck remove the 4- 18mm crank dampr/pulley bolts and remove it from engine. Set the Fluidampr in place routing the belt back around the new damper. Put a few drops of oil on the 4 new bolts and install them, torque them to 50 ft/lbs + 90 degrees. Now just reinstall everything in reverse order. fire it up and roll.
Total time I had invested including time out to talk to Marc and BUKWAKR and working at a leisurely pace including beer was about 3 hours. On a PITA scale of 1-10, 10 being an extreme PITA, I'd give it about a 4. All in all not a bad install. If I left anything out or anyone knows of an easier method please feel free to add. Pics of the fun to follow:
Pic of fanagling out the outer shroud assy.

looking down at fan

view of idler tensioner pulley

under truck looking at stock damper/pulley

view of crank snout with damper removed

stocker next to the Fluidampr



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Great write up, Chris! What do you think so far? Any noticeable improvements?

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Actually Shawn, I really didn't get a chance to drive it much after the install. I took it out for about 15 mins. and it seemed to run smoother, but IDK maybe it was in my head. I will be taking the truck out to strech its legs today, so I'll see how it goes out on the open road today.

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Your work bench is making me thirsty.

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Your work bench is making me thirsty.
LOL, yah, but its not stump approved, No Natural Light coaster on there.

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so its just a bolt on balancer no pullin requred thats sweet might be my next mod

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Yup, no puller needed. I think if you get the Fluidampr new it actually comes with 4 new bolts. I picked this one up off another org member, so I had to get 4 new bolts from Ford. They are a one time use.

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Great write up. I was trying to figure out how hard the install would be. Thanks.

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So, I just got back from about a 160 mile road trip. Down to Lake Havasu and back. (It was about 80* there, Awesome day for a ride. Can you say spring fever?) Anyway the truck ran great with the new damper. I did notice that the engine ran very smooth and especially under load going up the long grades. I put my foot in it more than a couple of times, and John Law almost snagged me once, but I saw him in time and got off the go pedal. I'd say I'm pleased with this mod.

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Cool deal, Chris. Glad you didn't get caught and that you like the mod. I love mine and it is a huge improvement over stock while towing. Let's plan a trip to SD and stand around and watch dlonno install his...

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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