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post #1 of 5 Old 05-27-2011, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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"Hutch" mod really works!

I had know for some time that my truck was suffering from known issue of sucking air into the fuel at the pick-up. My symptoms were excessive "cackle" and a slight inconsistant skip especially at low power settings. Both of which got worse as the fuel level in the tank went down.

What I didn't realize was how bad it was. I have the Fass fuel/air/water separator on the truck which was getting some of the air out, but I now believe was getting overwhelmed.

I did the "Hutch" and "Harpoon" mods last week; not a fun job but well worth the effort. Pick-up foot slipped off as I was lifting the unit out of the tank. The bypass valve on the side of the foot had "foil" holding it open. After: Engine quieted down considerably from idle to full on. Around town mileage went up at least 2 points (haven't checked highway yet). Able to start building boost a good bit earlier. Skip is gone.

If anyone has any of the symptoms I described, I would suggest you look into doing these mods.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-27-2011, 07:35 PM
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sweet have to do this on my truck.

1997 F-250 4x4. 5 speed, 6637,exhaust,dp-tuner,dana 60, 33's
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-27-2011, 07:48 PM
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Nice , getting ready to do mine as well .

07 F-250 Outlaw , Rough Country 6 inch lift , 37-13.5 R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers , MBRP 5" Exhaust , 08 Mirrors , S&B intake , 5% Tint sides and back , 35% windshield .

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-27-2011, 10:42 PM
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It is a great mod.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-27-2011, 11:08 PM
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yup! worked great on my truck too she runs better than ever.
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