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post #1 of 14 Old 07-25-2009, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tips & tools needed to remove stock DPF / CAT

For those of that have removed your dpf & cat what tools do i need. Iam looking for sizes of sockets, etc... Are air tools needed... Also any tricks that are helpful in removing...
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you need a good 13mm line wrech to get the dpf sensors out, and maybe a torch to heat them up and free them up to come out, i had a hell of a time getting mine out but i got them. Also you might spray them with wd-40 or something before you start.

I just undid the wires for the sensors and did the sensors on the floor, much easier to get too. remove the back half of the exhaust first, get some help for the dpf and cat, its fockin heavy. put antisieze on the sensors in the new exhaust.

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Socket extentions!! Where the pipe meets up with the down pipe is very tight. I know I had to put 2 extentions together at one point to get a good feel on the nut.

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lube up the rubber exhaust hangers with wd40 or glass cleaner they should slide right off, thats a pain for some

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An impact makes the ball joint at the front of the DPF/DOC a WHOLE lot easier.
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Cool thanx. Anyone in the Houston area wanna give me a hand on doing the change out of the CAT / DELETE pipe. I'll buy lunch for you or case of beer.
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its not to bad. just get a creeper and you can rest it on your belly like I did Then when you get out of the hospital all that is left is the easy stuff. Also when you get the dpf out, bend the tabs out a bit on the exhaust because it is a fother mucker to get the new pipe in, at least for me it was. Good luck and enjoy
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Was just under truck looking at how i was going to get the DPF & CAT out. Now i'am not sure that i'am capable of doing this myself. Anyone want to give me a hand that lives in the Houston area????
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It took me 2 1/2 hours last night to get mine out.............
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im at work at the moment and not buy the truck...anyone know off the top of there head what size are the hanger bolts, also where the exhaust meets the down pipe....im guna go buy some new sockets for the air tools...
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