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post #1 of 6 Old 11-25-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Well 200,000 miles

My truck has 200,000 miles on it now. 7 years old and guess what is now in needing to be replaced.

UP PIPES are leaking, yepper after 7 years, 200,000 miles my up pipes are leaking and it is causing poor fuel mileage. I have low boost, I have black soot all over the firewall, the up pipes are black.

So now I need to save money and I am going to get the Bellow Pipe kit.


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post #2 of 6 Old 11-25-2009, 05:13 PM
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200,000 miles isn't so bad. I replaced my up-pipe exhaust donut gaskets at 130,000. Maybe you could try to just replace the gasket. I used a SBC exhaust donut gaskets from carquest.
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What's the improvement with the bellowed up pipes? I need to be doing the same thing to mine, the pass side is leaking. I've been told the turbo needs to be removed to do this, is this true?

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In most cases you do have to remove the turbo, sometimes you can get away with just losening it up and kinda lifting it out of the way. You Always want to put new O-rings on the pedistal tho and it is a pain in the butt for the most part to change these yourself. Its not super hard to do just very cramped quarters and makes you swear alot lol

The impovement of bellowed up pipes is that they have room to expand and contract with heat and cold differences, they also seal better to the turbo and the exhaust manifolds and use regular gaskets vs donut gaskets so they pipes never get beat up from moving around like the stock ones with motor vibrations. They also flow better and help spool up the turbo faster I have heard, But I know they do especially well in this area with ceramic coating.... Diesel Innovations also makes a header for the 7.3 that dramatically helps spool-up and makes them sound wicked they are spendy tho.

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Congrats BC, I know you have been working on the truck a lot this past year!! As soon as you get one problem fixed it seems like another pops up. Hopefully you are on the downside of all that. The bellowed kit is the best way to go, not the cheapest, but you won't have to worry about it again!! Did you ever get your building built so you can work inside a warm shop? At least it isn't the dead of winter, like the problems you had last year when it was so cold in your area. Wish I was closer to give you a hand, but IIRC you have some good friends up your way!!
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so is it kind of a rule that they crap out at 150-200?
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