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Old 12-12-2009, 12:57 PM
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Exclamation Fel-Pro or Oem

Ok, a question for the Pros'
I need to pull my motor to replace
my rusted oil pan on my 2002 F350
7.3. I'm sure you herd it all before, being
is a common problem with the 7.3.
Anyway, while I got the engine out I'm gonna change
out the Up Pipes and replace the front and rear main seals.
I bought the Fel-Pro Conversion kit that includes
these seals, but Im not sure if I should
buy the Ford OEM or use the Fel-pro's that
came in the kit. I don't want too do all this work
just to have the fel-pro's leak.

Are the Fel-pro's better than the Ford OEM, or are the OEMs better?

Also, anyone know where I can get a set of
Up-Pipes for a good price.

Thanks in advanced for your comments

Al
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:55 PM
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as far as the gaskets i am not sure, but for the up pipes, i would do the bellows style conversion.
Ford 7.3L Powerstroke Bellowed Turbo Up-Pipes Bellow
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:06 PM
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Diesel Innovations offers the up-pipes in ceramic coating as well as normal bellowed pipes..... Everything Ive used fel pros for they have been better than OEM but I have not used them on my stroke yet.... This is muscle car and import stuff I used them for, always worked and looked alot better than oem gaskets tho...
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First of all how many rear mains leak on a 7.3? Not many, if it isn't leaking I would leave them alone, I have seen 500k+ trucks with stock seals still tight. As for the up pipes the bellowed kit is the only ones I would consider.

NCH
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:52 AM
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Rear main leak

I have a leak coming from some where in back of the motor. I have already checked the torbo pedistal, the hpop and there is no oil in or around the top of the motor. I don't know where else it could be coming from.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:44 PM
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I am not saying it is impossible just not common. I would make sure you clean the area real good and be sure where it was coming from, 98% of the rear mains replaced are done because something was leaking higher up.

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