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best way to install clamp?

I am trying to get the clamp on the y-pipe to turbo connected and not leaking and was wondeing if anyone had any helpful tips. It is driving me
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sometimes they can be a azz , loosen the four bolts at the manifolds and it will make it easier , connect the y-pipe and then retighten bolts at manifolds , that alot of times helps

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I remember when I did my egr delete, I had to loosen the turbo bolts to move things around a bit before it would line up.

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I loosened the manifold bolts all the way so that the nut was threaded just enough to hang on. Worked fine for me.

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i jostled around my turbo until i got it back into exactly the same position it was originally in before the EGR delete.. got lucky i guess

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All of the mentioned methods work. The thing to remember is the flange faces have to be aligned correctly, you can't draw the connections together with the clamp, it just don't work.


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FYI... I picked up a new clamp for this connection over the weekend. It appears that Ford has gone to stainless steel vs the copper looking clamps they use to help seal thee connections.

There a PITA..................I had to wrangle the EGR clamp.. it took 3 hours to get it right.
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Danny boy, I found that out the hard way yesterday, i had everything all back together and heard the leak so i was trying to jostle everything arount to get the pipes to seat and my clamp broke, Ford got me for about 40$ and now i gotta go home and try it all again. I will try all the the above methods until i get one thast works. thanks all for the info, if anyone else has any other suggestions i would love to hear them.
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It has been extremely frustrating for me because I just had the trans out to get to the rear engine cover and the topside of the engine torn apart to do the HPOP STC, HPOP replacement. I got it all back together and started up, drove it around the block and heard the leak, went to adjust the clamp/pipes and the clamp broke. So here I am with my truck all back together and cant drive it.

Hopefully it will cooperate with me tonight so i can give my wife her car back!
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Wow, sorry you are having that much issues with this process.... Onky thing I can tell you is that was menttioned before, leave all bolts loose, take the clamp OFF of the y-pipe(you can bend the clamp making it bigger to get off the pipe), then mate the turbo with the y-pipe and hold it there with your hand or by a tie-down strap, then take your clamp and pipe it on around the joint.. This is how I have done it multiple times and never had a leak yet knock on wood... Once you tighten the clamp down- let go of te mate connection and tighten the rest of the nuts and bolts on exhaust, etc... Try that and let us know. good luck

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