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International up-pipe compatibility w/other upgrades
Over the winter I discovered I've got an exhaust leak on the up-pipe to y-pipe (baby's butt) on my 7.3L. I've read a fair bit on this topic and I'd like to do the international up-pipe upgrade. I've read several sets of instructions (Guzzles included) and I'm comfortable with the procedure itself.
I'd like the kit on hand before I tear into it but I want to have some confidence that the kit will be compatible. I'm also up in Canada and will likely order these from somewhere in the US. The more I work on the truck, the more I realize that the previous owner wasn't particularly honest about the upgrades he had done to this truck. What I do know is that the down-pipe and turbine housing are Banks units. I doubt its relevant, but the turbo/compressor is an Garrett upgrade but the only number on it I can read doesn't cross to anything I can find online. There is also a Banks bighead wastegate on it. Can I assume that the international kit will be compatible? Or are there some possible areas I should look at more carefully before I order the parts.
Also, is there much value in the ceramic coating on the up-pipes? I'm not concerned with "pretty". More does it provide much for performance or economy?
For reference the other upgrades on the truck I'm currently aware of are:
Banks Exhaust (I beleive its 4")
Ford Heavy Duty Filter Kit
Banks Exhaust Brake
2001 F350 7.3L CC DRW LB
1948 F68 + Donors