Hey guys, first post, but been lurking a long time. My 2007 f 350 has 100,000 miles. i have been reading, thought i could easily remove the EBP tube and sensor to clean it if it needs it. I bought this truck last year with 72,000 miles. i do all of my own oil changes, fuel filter changes, coolant flushes, etc, i am very mechanically inclined.
i removed the EBP tube and sensor in about 5 mintues, to my surprise it was clean, i then spent over an hour trying to thread the tube end into the nipple on the exhaust manifold
the threads looke good, i removed the ebp tube without problem, just cant thread it back on the threaded nipple on the exhaust manifold. so the next day, i tried to drive the truck to the dealer
, truck blew clouds of black smoke, max speed 30mph, i got within a 1/4mile of ford dealership and truck died!, had to be towed to dealership! dealer tech could not get it theaded back on, and they ordered a new ebp tube. so i am truckless until the new tube comes in, hopefully today. Hindsight says i should have removed just the sensor at the top of the tube , cleaned sensor, use wire cable to clean tube, re install ensor and carry on. dealer price on new tube( not sure if it includes new sensor) is $180 dollars !
so take this as a word of warning, the threaded end of the tube may not re thread after 100,000miles.
crazy as this next statement may sound, i have the complete bullet proof diesel oil cooler and egr cooler at my house. a friend of mine is a ford master mechanic who has agreed to help me on the install of this kit this weekend.
currently my EOT and ECT deltas are 10-12 degrees, truck has original oil cooler, so installing this bullet proof kit is a preventive measure.