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So I got around to installing my H&S C.A.C upgrade kit and MPD C.C.V kit today lemme tell you it was kind of a bit** and the lack of instructions for both kits sucks but the finished product is well worth the work.

Starting with the CAC upgrade it was pretty straight forward and the craftsmanship on the throttle body is amazing and I like how they moved the CAC sensor into the throttle body. Included in the packaging is a mystery bracket that I later found out was to move the power steering reservoir over a couple of inches to clear the new intercooler pipe elbow. Also you end up having to cut off a fixed clamp on the old EGR butterfly valve coupler so you can reuse the coupler with the new hard pipe without damaging the rubber couple to bad haha. Here are a few pics.




The CCV kit was a pain in A** the box is a pain to get out you need to undo a bunch of fuel lines and a couple bolts off the hard lines to gain enough room to get a bolt out of the old CCV box. Again no instructions and it is lacking a couple of pieces that you can find at local parts houses and dealers. The hard plastic hose off the CCV box on my truck had a sensor on it in which I was told by MPD you can just unplug so we shall see if I get a CEL in the next few days. The coupler on that hard line is a pain to get off and you need to remove the intercooler pipe to gain access to it and once its off the hole is huuuge and requires alil creativity to plug off , see below haha . Once you see how much oil gets recirculated back into the turbo it will make you think twice about just dumping the hose out into the open and making a few spots on your nice drive ways so as a previous cummins owner I knew about a catch can that is very cheap that used to fall off the front of the timing covers all the time so I got one and zip tied it underneath so I can just empty it every oil change or 2 .








 

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Saw someone in general discussion asking about this stuff so I figured id put it to the top so people can see :)
 

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Looks awesome man! I'm wanting to do the same upgrades soon. How's do you like them?
I love it man honestly all the mods ive done + SPE tuning ive become very fond of my Ford which means a lot because ive been rolling Cummins for 10 years. Its amazing how much blow by the engines make when towing heavy I have filled my catch can just under 1/4 of the way up in about 4k which means nothing because the engine only has 10k on it and most of my Cummins diesels didn't break in till almost 20k but still im happy all that oil isn't going rite back in my intake.:D
 

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This is all new to me. What kind of upgrades were these and what kind of gains are you expecting?
Its just stuff in the gain world of deleting there is no horsepower or torque gains its all reliability the plastic CAC pipes are known to explode under high boost with age so you switch it out of a normal metal and rubber intercooler pipe and the CCV mod lets your crankcase exhale into the atmosphere or into a catch can instead of back into the engine, there is nothing worse than sucking in your own fart rite ?? haha well that's what your EGR and CCV do gasses and oil that are expelled from your engine while running are routed rite back into the engine and deleting as a whole fixes these problems.
 

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Carli'd6.7,

On the Mopar CCV cap, is it actually a catch can or just a breather, is it serviceable (cleanable), does it seam to work well, what are the part#s, and how much? Sorry, lota questions.
 

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Carli'd6.7,

On the Mopar CCV cap, is it actually a catch can or just a breather, is it serviceable (cleanable), does it seam to work well, what are the part#s, and how much? Sorry, lota questions.
The Mopar stuff is an actual catch can off a 24v cummins and yes it is serviceable I usually just empty it at every oil change which is why I mounted it under the truck. MPD says you can just leave it open under the truck somewhere and you can but your driveway will thank you if you put it in some kind of catch can. I don't have the part numbers anymore but if you click on the picture or enlarge it you can see the part numbers clearly. For both parts it was like 20 bucks and you can get em at your local dodge dealer or online im sure. Good luck with it !!
 

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Carli'd6.7,

On the Mopar CCV cap, is it actually a catch can or just a breather, is it serviceable (cleanable), does it seam to work well, what are the part#s, and how much? Sorry, lota questions.
Great, thanks. And obviously no back pressure issues? I installed my MPD CCV kit and also didn't want to just leave the end open, especially since we have blowing dust where I live, so I installed a breather cap, like those used on a old valve cover. After I installed the cap my truck started puffing out white smoke. Investigating I opened the oil fill cap and it almost popped out of my hand from the pressure. So I removed the breather cap and the issue was resolved. Thanks.
 

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yep bet the breather was oil soaked.
 

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Great, thanks. And obviously no back pressure issues? I installed my MPD CCV kit and also didn't want to just leave the end open, especially since we have blowing dust where I live, so I installed a breather cap, like those used on a old valve cover. After I installed the cap my truck started puffing out white smoke. Investigating I opened the oil fill cap and it almost popped out of my hand from the pressure. So I removed the breather cap and the issue was resolved. Thanks.
Nope I haven't had any issues if you look closely at the catch can I'm using it has holes all around it specifically for that reason that diesels put out a lot of crank case pressure which is why I used it , it flows freely and catches 95 percent of the oil that comes out of that hose the other 5 percent comes out of those holes from the pressure and usually just makes my driveshaft look a little wet.
 

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See it breathes and leaks quite nicely hahaha
 

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I bet if you had the can mounted upright you would not get any drips?
 

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The picture is probably just sideways from taking it under the truck.

So is the catch can basically just an empty jar with holes drilled in it? Or is there something special about it?
 

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The picture is probably just sideways from taking it under the truck.

So is the catch can basically just an empty jar with holes drilled in it? Or is there something special about it?

haha yup that's about it these things do put out a lot of pressure so the holes are imperative :hehe: I just have a nice stamped concrete driveway so I use it I know Nelson1each has his along his frame and is thinking about dumping it back into the exhaust, there are a lot of things you can do with it of course.
 

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I am building mine with 3 inch pvc and scotch bright pads and steel will packing.
 

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I am building mine with 3 inch pvc and scotch bright pads and steel will packing.
Whhhaaaaat that's awesome lemme know how it turns out and ill buy one !!:thumb:
 

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Guys- the ford factory oil separator box works really well! Leave it there! I just put a hose on that and vented it by the wheel well. I have no oil dripping from that tube, ever, just a ton of barely-visible crankcase oil vapor. The end of the tube doesn't even get dirty, which honestly surprised me quite a bit with the volume coming out of it.

I understand that it's a big, plastic box, but I'd rather have that in place than be spewing oil all over. What I don't understand is why anybody takes it off, unless you need the space to mount something else maybe? :dunno:
 

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I used one like this on my 7.3 and it worked well. and I ran the hose out to the rear of the truck.
 
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