Last minute ?? on Oil Cooler/EGR Delete R&R
Finally ready to replace my oil cooler and install a EGR Delete kit. I changed my coolant on 1/1/2012 to ELC and have around 2500 miles on my coolant filter. Over the last few months I have been collecting all the needed parts and whatever new tools I might have an excuse to buy (digital torque wrench, set of GearWrench wrenches). Last piece of the puzzle came today, an SCT X3 loaded with some Quick Tricks Tunes!
So Monday or Tuesday next week is the day I tear into her...which works out perfectly as I am due for a oil change in 100 miles. I have made myself kinda a check list or outline from start to finish from all the great info I have gotten here and around the web. I do have a couple of questions that need some clarification.
1. When I install the new up-pipe should I use some type of sealer on that joint to the exhaust manifold? If so which product?
2. I think I have read it is a good idea to replace the bolts from the exhaust manifolds to the up-pipes. True? If so what is the hardware size and do any of you have the Ford P/N's or can I just use some hardware from Lowes/Home Depot?
3. FICM. I have seen where some remove this and some don't during this whole process. What is the advantage of removing it?
4. Start up!! I am sure this is the part that will pucker me the most. Here is what I have for a outline.
*Recheck everything and my notes
*Fluid fill of oil and coolant
*Pull FICM Relay/Fuse and crank until you see pressure on dash gauge, replace. (Where is this relay/fuse located???)
*Cycle Fuel Pump
*Say a quick prayer and crank her up.
As I am mechanical but not a mechanic I am pretty nervous but excited at the same time with this undertaking. There was no way I could have attempted this without this forum so thanks to all and wish me luck!!