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Old 09-07-2011, 02:24 PM
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Replacing the up-pipe(s)

I have a cracked up-pipe on the right side. I called a local ford dealership to see how much to replace it. Pipe was $44 and change plus a gasket. The thing that got me was $600+ for labor. They said they had to remove the trans to get to it. So of course I said why. I told him if you were going to replace the turbo you wouldn't pull the trans.

So, my question is, does this sound right to you guys? I don't have $600 to fork out in labor costs.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:31 PM
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Here is a bump for ya, I think I could do it with ease on a obs. Idk about s SD
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:54 PM
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No that is high, but it is the dealer. A good shop can probably do it for half that much in all honesty. Try posting in your hometown forum and see who does good work on these trucks.
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They have to get to the exhaust manifolds, something you don't have to do when changing out a turbo. It's much more involved.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:12 PM
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Don't think you have to remove the transmission to do that job, either way, there has to be a better (cheaper) option for you. Check out this link, directions on replacing the up-pipes by removing the turbo and replacing them with IH bellowed pipes.

Welcome to Pocket's International UP-Pipe Replacement Web Page
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"...If your transmission is currently out of your truck for the up-pipe swap, then your job just became 10 times easier." Hrm.
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I have done them and no you don't need the tranny out. Would it make it easier? Sure, but so would pulling the engine. They are a real pain no doubt about it. Two people makes it easier.
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They have to get to the exhaust manifolds, something you don't have to do when changing out a turbo. It's much more involved.
The exhaust manifold part is the easy part.
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"...If your transmission is currently out of your truck for the up-pipe swap, then your job just became 10 times easier." Hrm.
Yea it sure would be easier, but I don't think it's worth the effort to remove the tranny to save on the up-pipe install. Like 7.3Lariat said, you can always find an easier way to do job x, but it can turn into job y and z where you end up netting yourself a lot more work and frustration.
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go to this web site Welcome to Pocket's International UP-Pipe Replacement Web Page this will show you the steps you need to follow for the replacement.I did it in 2 hrs but,I did have a hoist.It's a pain but not $600 bucks worth.
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