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Old 07-10-2009, 08:43 PM
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Truck over heating.......Y pipe???

I have recently started towing a travel trailer (approx 9000lbs loaded) and my truck overheats when towing up hill.
It is a completely stock 02 7.3 crew cab.

I spoke to a diesel mechanic today and he told me that it is more than likely the Y pipe leaking that is causing the overheating and he recommended using the International Y pipes instead of the Ford ones.

So, I have a few questions.
Is an up pipe and a Y pipe the same thing?
Does anyone have the part number for the international parts?
How bad is this job to do?

The mech. wanted $1100 to do the job. Thoughts?
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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doin that sucks....there is no room....its easier to pull the engine and do it....
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I take it you are talking about the bellowed up pipes? There is a write up for it in the tech files Im pretty sure
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:31 PM
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I take it you are talking about the bellowed up pipes? There is a write up for it in the tech files Im pretty sure
That is part of what I am trying to determine. After searching for over an hour I gave up.
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it should be kinda easy to tell....just look for soot all over everything.... thats how i found mine...
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Does anyone know anything about the International parts conversion?
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i will disagree badly with the y-pipes causing the overheat concern , i would guees fan clutch is more plausible to think will cause this
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:35 AM
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Or water pump?

Leaking up pipes will kill your power.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:59 PM
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i will disagree badly with the y-pipes causing the overheat concern , i would guees fan clutch is more plausible to think will cause this
How do you figure?
Leaking pipe = less boost. Engine has to work harder to make up for the lack of boost (especially up hill)....makes sense to me.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:06 PM
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Ummmmm, I would be way more inclined to take Scuffy's advice....... Also, check out what Scuffy does for a living...
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