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Old 11-13-2008, 07:54 PM
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Down Pipe HELLLP

so i ordered a MBRP down pipe for my 2003 ford f-350 6.0 liter..and today i ripped into it and im having SOO god damn much trouble..the old stock down pipe will not come out..the flange on the down pipe that hooks into the turbo is getting caught on the exhaust manifold and up-pipe.. it will not come out..am i supposed to take off the exhust manifold and push the up pipe to the side???? cause now my beast is just sitting at the shop..any suggestions? and how did you guys get your down pipe out???

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Old 11-13-2008, 07:59 PM
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One word Sawzall.


And some elbow grease and it came right out.
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cut it take a pair of vice grips clamp them on with an 24" strap and put a hammer(bigger the better) in the strap and use it as a slide hammer
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i cut the old one almost as much as i could..which way did you guys take it out? through the engine bay or through the bottom of the truck? im trying to take mine out through the bottom of the truck, and that damn flange on the turbo side of the down pipe will not budge past the up pipe..i tried to push whats left of the down pipe up back to where it was, now i cant get it back up towards teh engine back...

and anther question what is it like putting the mbrp down pipe in? do you put it in through the engine bay or below the truck?

thanks again for your help

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Old 11-13-2008, 08:21 PM
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i take them off from the bottom... and i do not cut too much off.. the more you have the more leverage you get... i just move it back and forth until it pops off...
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:42 PM
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so should i try to hammer it from the top?? or what..and is it easy to put the aftermarket 3.5 inch down pipe in?
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i had the same problem. you have to remove all the heat shield wrap off the pipe first. then it will pretty much just drop down.
the wrap is what hung up on mine, and its a son of a B!tch to get all the clamps and wrap off the pipe.

sawzall vice grips and go like hell. good luck
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:19 PM
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what about putting the new one in? how do you guys manage that?

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:23 PM
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what about putting the new one in? how do you guys manage that?

elliot
i think installing the new one is easier than taking off the old one.... it requires 2 people... 1 person on the bottom maneuvering it and 1 person on top fitting onto the turbo...
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:40 PM
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so take of the heat wrapping, and bang like hell..thanks guys, ill get back to you with a finished product, and maybe post pics of my new rig..
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