DIY intake question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-05-2013, 12:21 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
DIY intake question

I finally swapped my AFE intake for the DIY using the WIX equivalent of the Napa 6637. I used the stock intake tube and a section of 4 inch exhaust pipe. The stock tube is a little big for the 4 inch pipe and has probably a good 3/16 inch of play. Has anyone else noticed this loose fit? I just coated the tube with some grease and tightened it down hoping that the grease will fill any small voids. I was also thinking about wrapping the 4 inch pipe with tape to make it a little bigger.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-05-2013, 12:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I wrapped my pipe with a bit of electric tape and that worked great. I ran it without any tape or grease for a while till i needed to do some maintenance and then remembered it wasn't a snug fit but at that point there was no dust or anything that made me think it wasn't working the original way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-05-2013, 01:50 PM
Behavior Modificationist

 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 1,196
Thanks: 11
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Im not sure of how much grease you used but I'm hoping it doesnt make way to your turbo

I would consider another method for long term use.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-05-2013, 02:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just used a light coat and wiped away any excess. I'll probably tape it up the next time I take it apart. I'm glad to hear it wasn't sucking any noticeable dust anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-09-2013, 03:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 2,409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have done the diy intake/6637 filter mod on at least 4 trucks and never had an issue just tightening down the hose clamp. The rubber hose seems to compress enough but I've also never had one as lose as you talk about.

I like the 'couple layers of black tape' idea. Should work. Just check both hose clamps every time you change oil. I have had the clamp at the filter come lose on the wife's Excursion.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I spent the 5 minutes to wrap the pipe with electrical tape and it was a much better fit. As far as the clamp at the filter goes, I used a similar type clamp that's used for the intercooler boots (I forgot what they're called) because the rubber on the filter is really thick and hard and I didn't think a regular hose clamp would be beefy enough to handle the job. The rubber portion of the filter also has somewhat of a taper to it, at least it does on my WIX filter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If I remember right, I used a 4 1/2 inch clamp and it fit perfectly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-10-2013, 10:41 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A t-bolt clamp really helps seal that connection.

Riffraff Diesel: T-Bolt Boot Clamps
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-10-2013, 11:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by weekendwarriorfsw32 View Post
A t-bolt clamp really helps seal that connection.

Riffraff Diesel: T-Bolt Boot Clamps
Yep, that's what it was called...just found the receipt for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors