Should I buy new up pipes? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
GreenF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Should I buy new up pipes?

I am getting ready to replace my turbo and I am wondering if I should buy some bellowed up pipes to fix my small leak, if I should just put new donuts in there, or just leave it. Here is a picture of what it looks like, I have no problems getting boost (28+ on stock turbo and injectors). Let me know what you guys think, I don't want to mess with it if I don't need to....I hear they are a "son of a gun" to get right.
-Aaron
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0945 [640x480].JPG
Views:	474
Size:	94.2 KB
ID:	7900  

2000 Ext. Cab F350 SRW, 6" Skyjacker lift on front/8" BDS Springs on rear w/NO blocks, 37x13.50 Nitto Mud Grappler's, Aftermarket Front Bumper

-Always More Stuff Coming!
GreenF350 is offline  
post #2 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 06:12 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
jbeasts10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have changed my doughnuts twice..1st time I used the sbc(small block chevy) ones they are a little thicker.I couldnt get them to compress tight enough.2nd time I went back with stock ones..still has a small leak.The next move will be bellowed up-pipes.


2001 F250.Custom Tuned,Ball-Buster Turbo,5"Exhaust
ITP Reg.Return,TD Billet Converter,Built Tranny,Snow Meth/Water Stage 2..plus a few more things!!She will Hunt
jbeasts10 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
GreenF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So basically a small leak is reason enough to change them if I am in there messing with the turbo?

Is it worth $150 or so to get the ceramic coated ones? I'm thinking probably not for my driver. If I was racing/pulling or looking for the absolute MOST power than it would be worth it. What do you guys think?

-Aaron

2000 Ext. Cab F350 SRW, 6" Skyjacker lift on front/8" BDS Springs on rear w/NO blocks, 37x13.50 Nitto Mud Grappler's, Aftermarket Front Bumper

-Always More Stuff Coming!
GreenF350 is offline  
post #4 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 08:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,169
Thanks: 32
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would not mess with that... They leak a little when cold... This is what you dont want to see...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Leaking up pipe paint2.1.JPG
Views:	2551
Size:	41.9 KB
ID:	7903  

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe



DYNOPROVEN.COM, PERFORMANCEINJECTIONSYSTEMS.COM and RIFFRAFFDIESEL.COM
CSIPSD is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
GreenF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok...One for and one against. I'm pretty torn because tearing the turbo out doesn't look like too much fun, but if I can save $400+ that would help out a ton right now. CSIPD, sounds like I was thinking right when I figured that was pretty minor. Any ideas how long it might last?

2000 Ext. Cab F350 SRW, 6" Skyjacker lift on front/8" BDS Springs on rear w/NO blocks, 37x13.50 Nitto Mud Grappler's, Aftermarket Front Bumper

-Always More Stuff Coming!
GreenF350 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 08:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 6,169
Thanks: 32
Thanked 49 Times in 47 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenF350 View Post
Ok...One for and one against. I'm pretty torn because tearing the turbo out doesn't look like too much fun, but if I can save $400+ that would help out a ton right now. CSIPD, sounds like I was thinking right when I figured that was pretty minor. Any ideas how long it might last?

A while... most likely 20-30k... The turbo is easy, key word here... PB Plaster, get some... Hose everything down. Turbo will fall off.

I can R and R a stock turbo in about 45 minutes now...

01 F-250 SC PSD,320k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100 from P.I.S, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Water injection,Hydra chip-No Limit/Gearhead tuning, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe



DYNOPROVEN.COM, PERFORMANCEINJECTIONSYSTEMS.COM and RIFFRAFFDIESEL.COM
CSIPSD is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
GreenF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That is great news. I was hoping the turbo got easier to take out after doing it a time or two. 20k-30k is almost a year for me....I can handle that. Looks like this is settled. I'm saving a few bucks, for now.....
-Aaron

2000 Ext. Cab F350 SRW, 6" Skyjacker lift on front/8" BDS Springs on rear w/NO blocks, 37x13.50 Nitto Mud Grappler's, Aftermarket Front Bumper

-Always More Stuff Coming!
GreenF350 is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 08:42 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
f250ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 2,523
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via AIM to f250ghost Send a message via MSN to f250ghost Send a message via Yahoo to f250ghost
I hope you get a good deal Aaron!!!

-Ben
2011 F250 FX4
6.7 PowerStroke
f250ghost is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: santa maria
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ive had my turbo out 2 time in the last 9 months first time exactly like you a little leak a week later big leak and then bearing went out in turbo put a ball buster turbo on and very very big leak fixed at ford for 400 with the turbo and everything on and man what a difference runs like a new truck never ran this good i would greatly recomend replacing messing with turbo might make it leak worse but im not really that knowledgeable in this but its what happened to me and my mech that did the turbo told me the trany had to come out to replace that pipes and ford did it
kmelberg is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 02-16-2009, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
GreenF350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 1,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmelberg View Post
my mech that did the turbo told me the trany had to come out to replace that pipes and ford did it
Either the trans or the turbo...I've heard it is WAY easier if the trans is out, but not worth taking the trans out just to change the up pipes. I will probably see how it holds up, and go from there. It won't cost me any more labor, just another weekend.
-Aaron

2000 Ext. Cab F350 SRW, 6" Skyjacker lift on front/8" BDS Springs on rear w/NO blocks, 37x13.50 Nitto Mud Grappler's, Aftermarket Front Bumper

-Always More Stuff Coming!
GreenF350 is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome