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Old 01-07-2010, 05:05 PM
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snow getting sucked in!

cruzing the highway the other day in heavy snow and decided to pull over , open the hood just to see if snow was getting in not expecting to see much if any and to my horror my afe filter looks like a ****in snowball, looks like it was gang banged by frosty the snowman so I decided to shed apart a cardboard box that I had in the back as a temp grill cover, has anyone else had this problem? Is the snow being sucked in the side grill mostly?
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:24 PM
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it'll melt
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:28 PM
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hmmm, cardboard aint a bad idea. i might try this. diesels hate the cold and so do i lol
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Do you have the stock air filter in the truck?

If so, there's a TSB regarding snow packing in the intake tract.

If not, the hole in the fender that allows air to come in through the fender or behind the RH headlamp, yu might want to plug it off. Yeah it's gonna suck hot air out from under the hood, but it won't suck snow.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:21 PM
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Do you have the stock air filter in the truck?

If so, there's a TSB regarding snow packing in the intake tract.

If not, the hole in the fender that allows air to come in through the fender or behind the RH headlamp, yu might want to plug it off. Yeah it's gonna suck hot air out from under the hood, but it won't suck snow.
No i've got an exposed air filter in a half shielded box, what is this tsb?
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:31 PM
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uh first of what is a TSB??,,,lol sorry i may be an idiot when i find out...

also, would the grill blanket fix the problem by chance? (is so please let me know if anyone has one laying around they wont use, i need one badly)
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:04 AM
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Technical Service Bulletin!! LOL Blanket will help but wont keep it from coming in vent. Mine is not for sale, works great.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:23 AM
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"looks like it was gang banged by frosty the snowman" sorry .. that is frekin funny !!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:08 AM
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Froze my stock filter up in a blizzard at christmas time. Stopped by another ford and they said the same thing. TSB is only good during the 3 year 60 warranty so I am SOL.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:35 PM
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They came up with a grill cover for the trucks, I have one on mine. Guess it works so far.
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