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post #1 of 49 Old 09-25-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Caught Fire!

OK I know I should have replaced the glow plugs a while ago.... but havent had the money or time to do it.

Took it camping up into the cold country yesterday and couldn't get it to crank up..... two TINY shots of ether..... always does the trick....

Not this time.... crank.crank,crank. KABOOM!!!!!

I popped the hood and noticed my air box had grenaded into fifty pieces and the filter was in flames!!!!!

I was nearing panic mode as I frantically searced for my fire extinguisher....



ANYHow..... I told you that story to tell you this one....

Went to Oreilly auto parts today and got one of those fancy K&N copy filters by SPECTRE... $40
Then I went to the Home depot and bought a $2 3" pipe fitting... Its 4"OD to fit nicely inside the factory tube and SPECTRE filter....
pics. total cost $42...


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Nice, well now you should figure out the problem that kauses you to use either to start it in the first place. Lol

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I used diesel additive I found in autozone for when i was in cold country. Made it start right up. I gotta do my plugs soon too. Nice fix though!

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Bet since you just did that you have a factory down pipe too rite?, get a down pipe and straight pipe it, watch the mpg increase roll in, btw, use you programmer on the race tune for highway, get about 6 mpg's added

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That little spectre filter is not going to flow enough cfm for your 7.3 diesel my friend. Ditch that pos filter and get a 6637 thats made for heavy machinery
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That little spectre filter is not going to flow enough cfm for your 7.3 diesel my friend. Ditch that pos filter and get a 6637 thats made for heavy machinery
What's the 6637 filter, and where can one get it?

The previous owner had a K&N filter, but after going through the whole "wash" ritual 10K ago I'm having my doubts as to the effectiveness, and flow capabilities, of this filter. I haven't had any issues with silica showing up on oil samples, but lately the truck just seems to be a turd on acceleration, and then takes off like a scalded dog once the turbo spools.
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That little spectre filter is not going to flow enough cfm for your 7.3 diesel my friend.
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It'll flow you'll just have to buy a new turbo. I have pics to prove. 6.0 has fins that look like someone sand blasted the b!itch
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What's the 6637 filter, and where can one get it?

The previous owner had a K&N filter, but after going through the whole "wash" ritual 10K ago I'm having my doubts as to the effectiveness, and flow capabilities, of this filter. I haven't had any issues with silica showing up on oil samples, but lately the truck just seems to be a turd on acceleration, and then takes off like a scalded dog once the turbo spools.
fleetfilter.com and enter Part# 6637. Sometimes Napa will carry it too and it might be cheaper thru them.

K&N's are junk too and dont filter as good and dont flow nearly enough.

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Says many a dusted turbo That little filter is made for a honda.. not a 7.3l fire breathing monster (aka turbo diesel which have insane air requirements). That spectre wont flow enough air and wont filter out enough particles for our huge engines.

FYI, I have that little dinky Spectre on my 1.9liter Volkswagen

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It'll flow you'll just have to buy a new turbo. I have pics to prove. 6.0 has fins that look like someone sand blasted the b!itch
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EDIT: Oh and I totally forgot to mention; your lucky your whole MOTOR didn't go kaboom like your airbox did by spraying ether in there (unless the gp's were disconnected)
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if you HAVE to use ether in an emergengy situation. turn the key on and leave it on for at least 3 minutes. that way the glow plugs will come on, shot off and cool down. the spray it and start it without turning the key off and back on. of course you only do this after jumping the glow plug relay and trying everything else
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