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Old 05-03-2013, 10:37 PM
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Need help with gt38r

Recently I bought the gtp38r for my 2001 7.3, and I can't get it to fit right.
When I mount the turbo down to the pedestal, the turbo inlet pipe in the back is nearly an inch away from the turbo. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to fix this problem, they would be greatly appreciated
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:47 PM
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Loosen up the up-pipes on the bottom at the manifold. Once you get it aligned and bolted on up top, tighten the bolts up at the manifold again.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:11 PM
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If I loosen those bolts under the manifold do I need to re-aply Loctite to them before i tighten them back up??
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:14 PM
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If I loosen those bolts under the manifold do I need to re-aply Loctite to them before i tighten them back up??
I am referring to the bolts that connect the up-pipes and exhaust manifolds. No, you do not need to apply Loctite there. I would actually use high temperature anti-seize instead.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:19 AM
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I just put one on my truck a month ago and what a pain. I had to do it pretty much backwards from the directions. I had to completely unbolt the up pipes from the exhaust manifolds and unbolt from the collector at the exhaust input on the turbo. Then I put the V band clamp on while on the bench, then installed on the pedestal. Then put a little grease inside the socket to hold the bolts with about 2' of extensions. Driver side was easier to get to both bolts, passenger side I removed the wheel well cover and then it was easy to get top both bolts. I think I only needed a universal adapter for one bolt.
I fought with it for about 6-8hrs by the directions and just could not get the V band clamp to line up and go on. When I did it the way mentioned above, I was done and running in 2 hr's.

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