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Old 04-30-2006, 06:31 AM
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EGT Gauge Pyro Install

I am new to the group of guys doing or planning upgrades to stock trucks. I have installed a K&N air filter kit. The next thing I want to do is put in a gauge package. From then on, I can monitor for safety of turbo and should be able to see improvements in boost. Here is the question. I saw the Banks 6 gun install on "TRUCKS". They removed the manifold to install the pyro sensor. Looks like a tuff job. How hard will it be to get manifold off of a 2002 7.3? Worried about broken bolts/studs etc. I looked at the cutaway photos (Big thanks to 099f350 for posted them). How does the manifold seal to turbo inlet tube? You guys that have done this job already is it a major PITA?

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I am new to the group of guys doing or planning upgrades to stock trucks. I have installed a K&N air filter kit. The next thing I want to do is put in a gauge package. From then on, I can monitor for safety of turbo and should be able to see improvements in boost. Here is the question. I saw the Banks 6 gun install on "TRUCKS". They removed the manifold to install the pyro sensor. Looks like a tuff job. How hard will it be to get manifold off of a 2002 7.3? Worried about broken bolts/studs etc. I looked at the cutaway photos (Big thanks to 099f350 for posted them). How does the manifold seal to turbo inlet tube? You guys that have done this job already is it a major PITA?

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the manifold seals to the turbo inlet tube via two long bolts and a round flange that has no gasket.....it is a metal on metal seal and as long as the pipe isnt loosened up at the turbo, you should have no risk of exhaust leaks......

that said, i see no reason why you would need to remove the manifold. if you get underneath the truck and look at the drivers side exaust manifold, you have very easy access to it from underneath. you should be able to drill and tap the manifold from there. the reason they are pulling the manifold is they dont want metal fragments to be sitting in the exahst manifold. if you drill very slow, i dont think you can put enough metal in there to cause any problems on the exhaust side of the turbo........im sure some guys who have done it will be posting soon though.......Marc
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WELCOME!! I did mine on my 6.0 and it's really a walk in the park. There is no need to remove the manifold. You will need to pay close attention to be sure you get all the shavings out though. I maybe went a bit overboard using a small telescopic magnet and rigged a piece of line to my shop vac that I could stick in there to be absolutely sure I got ALL the shavings out. Other than that like I said it's really easy. If you go to do it and have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask - and once again welcome to Powerstroke.org!
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Okay, that doesn't sound too tough. Any recommendation on particular brand. I'm okay with pillar mount gauges, but does anyone make an indash Boost & EGT unit?
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No it's not too tough at all - plus we're all here to help if you have any questions.
I've got the ISSPRO in the triple A-Pillar pod and I REALLY, REALLY like the look. I'm not sure about an in dash model but I'm sure some of the others on here might know of something. My new Bully Dog should be here tomorrow and I'm going to mount the Outlook Monitor right next to my current gauges and run a post turbo gauge for it so I'll have both pre and post readings. I'll post some pics when I'm done.
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Try this link it's a nice walk through...pictures and everything!http://www.dieselmanor.com/diy/PSD3-...D3gauge-p1.htm
Click the pictures for a written walk through

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Thanks again for answering my questions. I had no idea there were so many links to sites detailing each of these upgrades. It seems that the main thing on pyro install is to be sure all drill and tapping chips get vacuumed out or magnetly extracted from the manifold. Thanks again.

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