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post #1 of 16 Old 10-03-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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help on FRx install

alright, i'm having quite a bit of trouble with the driverside plug, it wont budge for the life of me, i've soaked it in PB blaster, i even removed the bolt just in front of it, but its to close to the up pipes that i cant get a socket wrench in there or a bolt out tool, and ideas? the passenger side one was actually much easier, i didnt even have to remove the ac..... any help would be appreciated
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Just did mine today.

Please go purchase a 5/16 8 point socket I was able to easily get the socket on the driver side rear port plug easily with the 8 point 3/8 drive socket.

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i had it on there the first time and it was slipping, after a couple of day of frustration, some still bloody knuckles, i went back in there with a very bright light, and vise gripped the **** out of it..... I WIN!!!
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good on ya!

after getting mine installed I didnt notice any difference in the "cackle" noise from Number 8...did you?

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it was very late when i did get it in, plus im doing some other things as well, so i'm not completly done yet, but i never noticed a "cackling" noise at all, i'm doing this as a longevity thing
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I just did mine on sunday, I had the opposite problem. Drivers side was easy, didnt even remove the intake, the passenger side... I had to remove the ac, and the tensioner assembly. I do think my truck sounds quieter though at idle


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Ive got the Riff Raff HPx I might try that one today....also got the WW but a bit afraid to do that one during hunting season...I neeed my truck!

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I just did mine on sunday, I had the opposite problem. Drivers side was easy, didnt even remove the intake, the passenger side... I had to remove the ac, and the tensioner assembly. I do think my truck sounds quieter though at idle
I purchased a 5/16 8 point 3/8 drive socket and had a 3/8 universal joint... that combo worked real easy on the forward passenger side. It wouldnt have without the universal though.

Did you do the HPx yet? If so any lessons learned on that install?

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yeah I did the HPx as well, its a really easy install, I didnt remove anything to do it, just used wrenchs to remove the oil plugs, then install the ones from the kit. the instructions say to remove alot of intake stuff but you can get your hands in there.


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Yep, just gone done with that...way easier than the FRX...I did notice my rig seems smoother and a bit quieter now....more from the HPx than the FRx... for some reason...


But Im happy and the installs are not leaking a bit....never really had any significant seepage from the oil ports at all when I did mine..no more than a capfull.

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