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Old 03-04-2012, 02:31 PM
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Did the hutch and harpoon today

Finally got around to doing the hutch and harpoon mods today. The mods themselves were a cake walk, what took me the longest was the quick disconnects on the fuel line. Even with the right tool they fought me for some reason. I opted to leave the little screen on the bottom of the fuel pick up, just for insurance.

I also took the time to inspect everything the tank covers in the chassis rail, and give everything I can't get to with the tank on a good coat of paint. All in all, I did the whole thing (drop the tank, mod, and install with the other stuff) in about 2 hours. I didn't have anyone help either, did it by my lonesome and it wasn't that bad to drop and install the tank by yourself, just have to use your noggin. I had about 1/4 tank in it.

Can't wait to fill up and see what I can get in it.


So now it's got me jonesing for another cheap mod, any suggestions?


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Old 03-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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You'll probably squeeze about 32 gallons in lol. What mods do you have already?

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:14 PM
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You'll probably squeeze about 32 gallons in lol. What mods do you have already?

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Lol, I have a long bed, that would be 6 gals less than I could get before. As low as I've ever had it I got 38 Gals in it. Hoping for 42.

E99 250 4x4 8' bed supercab
I have: 4" MBRP turbo back straight pipe, Napa filter, Gauges, hutch and Harpoons, F350 Suspension, 05 headlights

Recent Maintenance: new calipers/ rotors/ pads (all 4 corners), new master, new ball joints/seals etc, alignment, Stock GPR, carrier and driveshaft bearings, new dif cover and oil, and I think that's it.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:30 PM
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Oh ha. Didn't notice that. Well you've got a lot covered. You could always shim the FPR. Or do a fuel rail crossover. That would help the injectors a ton and be fairly cheap-ish.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:37 PM
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Oh ha. Didn't notice that. Well you've got a lot covered. You could always shim the FPR. Or do a fuel rail crossover. That would help the injectors a ton and be fairly cheap-ish.

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I was eyeing both those mods actually. I'd like to add a gauge to monitor the fuel pressure to make sure it's not too high, but I head the ones that mount on the engine never last, not sure If I want one permanently in the cab either.

Any suggestions on brands for FRx?
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riffraff has a good FRx replaces the fpr housing and has upgraded spring Nice product and super customer service!
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riffraff has a good FRx replaces the fpr housing and has upgraded spring Nice product and super customer service!
I agree here. If I hadn't had the parts to build my own RR I would have gone this route.

Other things you can look at (im not 100% positive with all the workings of the e99 setup) would be zoodad mod, ccv mod, ebpv delete. They're nothing major but hey, every little bit helps.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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As far as a fuel pressure gauge, make sure its liquid filled if you run it under the hood.. in-cab would be best, but youll want an electric one vs a mechanical one. Since you've got most of the bases covered, I would definitely look in a valve body for the trans.. either JW or BTS.. and custom tunes.. PHP is the best bang for your buck, but there's a lot of good tuners out there.

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Ok well there's more progress. Did the CCV mod and shimmed the FPR today. I also rebuilt the drain on the furl bowl (I have had the o-rings sitting in an envelope for literally a year!) Glad I did that because there was a bunch of sediment in the bottom of the fuel bowl, cleaned it all out and put it back together all nicey.


How easy is a valve body? I've never messed with an auto trans, though I've seen it done a few times on tv shows, seems easy enough if you take your time. Is is just good mod, or is it a "worth every penny" mod?

Also, will PHP re-burn free in the future? I really do want a tuner, but I'm tempted to spend a little more up front for one that can be re-burnt for free in the future. I kinda can't leave **** alone....


I want to do the EBPV in the spring, I need to replace my pedestal orings, seals on the oil cooler, and the front main (all leak!) I remember reading something about plugging oil holes, any good read throughs with lots of pictures? I like pictures...
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Shimming the FPR is a bad idea without a fuel pressure gauge, hell i say its a bad idea in general. Any idea what your fuel pressure is right now? Chances are you are over 100 and the truck is going to die out at a very inopportune time. Its not permanent damage, but it will leave you stranded, possibly seizing your fuel pump. Been there, done that.

Its not the spring that wears, its the poppet. Shimming the FPR is a band-aid fix when you should pay the $70 for a new poppet and seal. See photo.
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