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Old 01-15-2008, 12:08 PM
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Foil Delete

Short question, but does anyone here know the process of a foil delete? I saw a previous post, but only in segments (I forgot to copy it all), and now I cant find it. My questions are:

What is the process--
Where is the foil--
Will it harm the truck--
What does it do--

I have a brand new GTP-38R on order, so no more parts are allowed to break...lol. Sorry for asking but the post said it made the trubo louder, and I like loud and Obnoxious...lol
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:20 PM
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THE INLET TUBE FROM THE TURBO TO THE CHARGE ARE COOLER HAS FOIL. YOU REMOVE IT AND CLEAN THE GLUE OFF IT THEN. BAM!!!! THE FOIL DELETE!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:24 PM
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very very simple. open the hood, find the only pipe that appears to be wrapped in foil, it runs from the center rear of the engine(near turbo) up past the airbox and into something that looks like a radiator, intercooller in this case. remove it it has a clamp on each end. take off the foil. it is a pain in the azz and to clean it up youll wish you had a wire wheel on a grinder or drill. i didnt have one so the residue is still on my pipe. all this mod does is make your turbo whistle louder and it causes no harm to the engine in anyway
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:29 PM
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I was lucky mine never had foil on it from the factory....
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:34 PM
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You're drivers side intercooler tube has to be removed. I cut the foil with a razor blade and peeled off as much as I could. Pretty tuff to get off but with a little influence, you'll get it. After I removed the foil, I still had a bunch of insulation and glue left on the tube so I used a bench grinder with a wire wheel to remove the rest. The foil's only purpose is to dampen the turbo noise and will not harm anything by removing. Gives it a better look too!
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:25 PM
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Thanks guys. Sorry, I know it sounded like a stupid question, but Im involved in Aviation, so when I think foil, I think airfoil, or in this case, possibly a guide within the tube. And my truck is at the shop now , waiting to have its turbo put on.


Anyways, sorry, felt like I needed to clear that up, so I dont feel like Im COMPLETELY stooopid...
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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im just curious if when doing this, would heating it up with a hair dryer help out in removing glue, or mess it up.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:30 AM
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Doubt a hair dryer would help much but you could try a heat gun. If you don't have a bench grinder, use a wire brush on a drill like fiffer mentioned above. Takes a little time but it was worth it for me just for the looks. The whistle was a nice addition as well. Especially from 8lbs of boost and up.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:50 AM
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So did it make that big of a difference on the sound? Can anyone post some pictures of the pipe with out the foil?
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:06 AM
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I was bored about two months ago after reading something about this. Took about an hour from start to finish. Went ahead and completely removed the battery and intake housing. Took a razor blade and cut off all the foil and then took it to a wire wheel on a bench grinder. Afterwards, polished it (best I could) with aluminum polish and a rag. It looks grand, sounds great and I don't regret it one bit. One hour out of my life and a little bit more turbo whine.
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