Compression Ignition Addict
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Location: Chico, California
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soot on the firewall will indicate leaky up pipes. also you can have someone sit in the truck and rev up the truck with the hood popped. if you see exhaust coming out from the up pipes (behind turbo) then they are leaking.
only way to tell/hear if manifold.intercooler boots are leaking is to pressurize the system with the truck off.
can build your own boost leak detector or buy one from dieselsite.
99.5 f250 7.3 4x4 258k
PHP Phoenix, S&B CAI, 4" TBE, Hpx, Stancor, RR Billet Wheel, AIH Delete, Autometer Gauges, Leveling kit, Transgo kit, Warn Hubs, Int'l Up-Pipes, RR IC Boots, Non-Ebpv Pedestal, High Flow Outlet, RR OCR, 08 Tow Mirrors.
Dad-2000 7.3 109k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, AIH Delete, 6637, 4" TBE, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max