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post #1 of 11 Old 04-13-2011, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Up-Pipe Leaking...

Has anyone had to replace an up-pipe or two? My right side is leaking REAL bad at the flex joint. It got so bad the other day that during a long trip towing a trailer, the exhaust gas escaping the flex joint actually "burned" through the firewall heat blanket. The metal firewall got so hot that it melted my rubber flooring and any plastic that was directly behind the leak. I shot the melting rubber with an infrared gun and it got to 192deg.. I know it's a cab-off job so it's going to Ford tomorrow so they can take a look. Does anyone know if this is a recall issue? My truck's a 2008 F-550, Job One... Also, has anyone seen any aftermarket up-pipes that can take the heat of a tuned truck? Thanks...
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It's not a recall issue but it is covered under diesel engine warranty. Actually it is not a cab off procedure but the workshop manual specifies the transmission needs to be removed

no aftermarket pipes that I'm aware of

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Thanks Sinner. Any idea how long a job like this would take? It's my work truck and only transportation. Since it's just a tranny removal, I'm assuming a couple of days...
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shouldn't take any dealer more than a few days. I'm sure i could do one in half a day tops. There's a trick to it, not sure how many people know about it

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There's a trick to it, not sure how many people know about it
I know about it.

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haha! I still wouldn't believe it if I hadn't tried it for myself
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mine is due in for an exhaust leak behind the turbos shortly.... i hope my tech knows the secret but i doubt it since he was talking cxab off......
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mine is due in for an exhaust leak behind the turbos shortly.... i hope my tech knows the secret but i doubt it since he was talking cxab off......
How did you figure out it was leaking?
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shouldn't take any dealer more than a few days. I'm sure i could do one in half a day tops. There's a trick to it, not sure how many people know about it
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haha! I still wouldn't believe it if I hadn't tried it for myself
Ok I'll bite.....what is it? And I was able to get my passenger side up-pipe off on my 08 F350 by simply removing the DP and lifting the passenger side of the cab about 3" to 4"

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I will bite too but they aren't talking...........
I noticed my truck getting louder then the constant hiss sound from turbo area. I can smell exhaust in cab and around on damp days too
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