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Old 06-24-2013, 07:20 PM
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Need tips on DPF delete, 5" exhaust and tune

I'm in the middle of removing the stock exhaust on a 2008 F350. I have a new Spartan Tuner and a Down Pipe Back 5".

I have an impact driver and loosened a lot of nuts, I got the DPF nuts off and separated the DPF at the big gasket. I sprayed all the Nuts with PB Blaster yesterday.

I'm stuck on the nuts or bolts on the flange at the end of the Down Pipe. Now I think I read that the nuts are welded to the flange and I need to work from the top and loosen the Bolt ends? Does that sound right.

I disconnected the three temp probes and I think with the Spartan I'm not going to need them anymore.

I don't mind cutting the old exhaust to get it out of there, It's out of warranty anyway and never going back on.

By the way I have a Banks tuner that's a few months old if anyone wants to buy it.

Any tips? How can I get this done? Hopefully tomorrow. I'm working by myself.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:52 PM
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Is the banks tuner a monitor as well.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:07 PM
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Is the banks tuner a monitor as well.

It's this one.



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Old 06-25-2013, 04:46 AM
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Those were the easier bolts to get off my exhaust, the bolts remove towards the front of the engine. The flange on the exhaust has nuts welded on, and the bolts remove forward. I used a 12in extension and swivel and had them out in no time.

Hope that helps.

Also if the ball/socket hangs up like it's siezed, hit it with a sledge, I tried for an hour to pull mine apart, rotate it apart, pry it apart, nothing. travisH3 told me to hit it with a sledge, did that, and dropped the DPF right on my nuts as I was trying to catch it from hitting the ground hard. I did, but it was not worth the pain. But I could have saved over an hour doing it that way.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:46 AM
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To avoid that problem, I used a strap. (tie down that ratchets) I placed it horizontally to the DPF down toward the muffler to keep the big ol thing suspended so I could gently let it down once things were all loose and free.


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Old 06-25-2013, 07:09 PM
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Been farting around with this today, kept getting distracted with other concerns, but I got all the old parts off and now I'm down to the last piece, the tail pipe.

Getting the old one off wasn't bad, didn't jack up the axle or anything. Just used my angle grinder with a carbide cutting disk. One strategic cut to cut the tail pipe in half made it real easy. Getting the new one on over the axle isn't so easy without cutting it. : ) Can't do that.

About to go back out there and try to finish up the job. Maybe I can get to the Spartan tuning tonight. Luckily I'm not working tomorrow morning so I can finish up then if necessary.

No one interested in that Banks Tuner? How does three hundred sound? Free shipping to you.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:16 PM
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I rolled a floor jack up under it and put it were it barely touched and then let it down easy. It helps to have an extra set of hands to make sure it doesn't fall off the jack.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:19 PM
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Hey 6.4Powerstroke, That's a nice looking truck. I have an '85 CJ that's got the same colors.

Got that piece in, wasn't too bad actually. I'll finish snugging everything up tomorrow, don't want to wake people up around here right now.
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Thanks. It ain't too bad
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Got 'er done.

Got it all done. Threw on a +210 tune on the Spartan. Runs and sounds badass.
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