Installing Exhaust Tomorrow - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Korx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,001
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Installing Exhaust Tomorrow

I'm installing my 5" diamond eye straight pipe with 4" down pipe exhaust tomorrow. Are there any tips or advice you guys can give me for a smooth installation? Special tools or anything I should bring?
Korx is offline  
post #2 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mazsecond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
A big ads hammer for getting that 4" down pipe in

And a 2nd set of hands is extremely helpful. I did my 5" MBRP about a year ago by myself in my driveway. Took a few hours and I was taking my time. A good sawzall with the torch blade will make removal a breeze.

Overall not a bad job at all. Keep everything loose until the very end when you connect the DP to the turbo so you have some wiggle room. If you don't have a second set of hands I would highly suggest putting a jack under the downpour to hold it up while you attach it to the turbo.
Good luck


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

Mike
mazsecond is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Korx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,001
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
is getting the old exhaust off that hard? how hard was it to position the 5" pipe all the way in there? How much "massaging" is needed to get the 4" pipe to fit?
Korx is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 05:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
grayweber24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 174
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Just put a few slits in the pinch weld on the firewall then take a piece of rod iron put it on that area you just cut and pound it flat. After that just slide it in. Be sure to at least tack weld everything after its in and your satisfied with the way it fits.

2005 - 6.0 PSD - 5r110 - F 250 - Lariat - CCSB - Harley Head Lights- Homemade Steps - American Racing 18x10s - Homemade 4" Exhaust - Sinister Coolant Filter - Sinister EGR Delete - ELC Coolant - SCT W/ID Tunes - STC update - Fuel Spring Update - Edge Insight CTS W/Pyro - Glow Shift Fuel Pressure Gauge - 6.4 Banjo Bolts - Updated Turbo Drain/Feed Lines - MTW Stage 1 - Warren 155 W/Stock Nozzle - ARP Studs - S& B Intake - GOGO Direct Drive Solenoid
grayweber24 is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 06:14 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
Bluedemon6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florence sc
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 8
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to Bluedemon6.0
I just installed cat delete 4 inch cat back de exhaust. The stock exhaust unbolted easy but like maz said sawzall, it will be nice on the hangers. You can pick one up cheap at harbor freight.
Bluedemon6.0 is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: santa clara
Posts: 132
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sawzall best advise so far, my cord would not reach my truck when I did mine and using a hacksaw under the truck is a bit**. I put the down pipe on my turbo loose but enough to keep if from falling then go one pice at a time, when all in align and tighten the down pipe and move on pice by pice front to back. I also did mine alone extra hands would help a lot but not needed if you want to save favors.

revised stc dummy and stands, blue spring, sinister coolant filter, riff raff boots, rotella 5w-40 t6, dead kitty, diamond eye 4in w/muffler, ccv mod, hole saw zoodad, edge insight cts, sct x3 innovative, on 07 drw f-350 4x4 lariat crew long. w/goose neck.
shadyford is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Korx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,001
Thanks: 5
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok, I do have a sawzall. It seems the general consensus is to put the downpipe on first but leave it loose then just work from there?
Korx is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 06-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Serving Our Country!

 
Bluedemon6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florence sc
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 8
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to Bluedemon6.0
I would start from the turbo and work my way to the back. I had a little problem with the fit of my exhaust. I had to modify the tail pipe and had extra pipe left over. Nothing a metal cutting blade on a mitter saw cant fix. Hopefully it want be the case for you but I would remove the old exhaust lay it out on your drive way and lay out your new exhaust and see what you are looking at. Just saying.
Bluedemon6.0 is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 06-07-2012, 06:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
lx_2nv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Charlotte Hall, MD
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not a hateful job. You'll need a sawzall to get old down pipe off...and a second set of hands to get the new one on is helpful. I held it in place from the bottom while Dad got it on the turbo and got the clamp on. The rest is cake...

Tom Brown
2004 Ford SEXcursion Limited 6.0
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0
lx_2nv is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 06-07-2012, 08:22 AM
Emergency Services
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: stafford, va
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
All good advice: sawzall, a buddy, lay it all out on the ground first before. I recently put in the 5" Diamond Eye kit, and its rubbing a bit on the frame when I turn left due to the torque from the motor. So just be aware you might have to do some adjusting after its already on and working as well.

04 F350 SC LB: Warren Stock+ injectors, Sinister coolant filter, DC Power 185 amp alternator, EDGE Insight CTS w/ EGT, Diamond Eye 5" turbo back straight pipe, S&B intake, MTW Hybrid w billet wheel, Riff Raff boots, Studded, Strokers Unlimited fuel RR system
TruckNorris is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome