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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego CA
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I do most of my posting at work too, but try to check a few times during the weekend.
Here's what I may or may not have posted on another site...
The mod is great! Fitment, parts quality and quantity were spot on. The engine is quieter now. I used to hear the rattle everywhere up front but now it's only coming from the bottom. The injectors don't sound nearly as angry now. I loved being the loudest engine in the parking lot, but if it will help my injectors last a little longer then the sacrifice will be worth it.
The only problem I ran into was that nothing had been disconnected in 5 1/2 years and 154K miles so saying that all the fittings were stubborn to remove would be a huge understatement! Also I don't know what Ford was thinking by putting a locking fuel fitting to the suction of the fuel pump. There is no room to put a line release tool in there to pop it off, you have to buy a new pump! So to facilitate the new fuel line I just carved off the old fuel line and double clamped the new line on. Other than that and my truck being stubborn (install took 9 hours total) everything went perfectly! I have been told that you can clip and remove the ring for the fitting and it will slide off. I didn't have the time to try it since I told my wife it was only going to take 5 hours to do.
Even though I don't notice any SOTP improvement I did notice that getting onto the freeway now (merging into traffic in Southern California can be tricky with over 20ft of truck) I leave a larger black cloud on the on-ramp than I remember.
'03 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC/SB (7.3L of course!)
Stuff: Pre-Pump In-Tank Mod (ITPDiesel.com), SS HPX (ITPDiesel.com), 203F Thermostat w/Billet Housing (DieselSite.com)
Fluff: Gaylord's Fiberglass Tonneau, AIH Delete (self), aFe Pro-Guard 7 Magnum Flow OEM Replacement (AutoAnything.com), Harpoon Mod (self)
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