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So what did you do with your truck today?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by GOOSE, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Dane Rickford

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    I’m not sure what brand it was. It was a 2 inch by 40 ft roll of fiberglass wrap. I got it for $6 off an eBay auction, new. I know I should have bought a name brand wrap, but it’s only temporary for me. I plan on ceramic coating the exhaust as soon as my budget allows. Here is a link to the same stuff, also on an eBay auction, for $6.50 free shipping:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264679864487
     
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    Maybe you could try spraying some Scotch Guard in the wrap after you install it. That may help keep the water out. I have no idea if it will evaporate off from the heat.
     
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    I know they sell a silicone spray for header tape, don't know how well it helps but at least it's designed for the heat.
     
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    Today I mocked up a cowl intake for the truck: E92D8A06-2732-4D8C-84BD-EA32F90B4532.jpeg
    Tomorrow I’ll hopefully be able to install it. This setup should keep my egts well below 1150 when I’m towing. At least I hope so LOL
     
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    I resolved the wheel bearings, pads, and rotor on one side tonight other side gets the same treatment tomorrow. That grease was grainy and NASTY!

    Also, shot a coat of paint on the caliper.

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    Got this cool sticker

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    That looks good! Where did you source the filter housing and flex pipe?
     
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    The filter housing is actually a modified one gallon bucket :joker: and the flex pipe is two pieces of the air system off of an old Chevy 350 dad put in his crawler. Nothing goes to waste hereLOL
     
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    That's cool! I'm all for repurposing things. Care to share some details turn on the filter housing? How did you modify the bucket? What did you use for a filter element? Thanks man:Thumbs Up
     
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    Fuel here is $2.22 and of course my truck decided to die at my job and or sure what is causing my starter to just sounds like a zip gun alternator is good gp's are a yr old and not many miles and this black plug by the ip keeps falling out from under star screws.
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    For sure. I’ll post some pictures of how it’s put together this afternoon when I finish the install
     
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    Alrighty, the custom cowl induction intake on my truck is finished. For the filter housing I used a one gallon peanut butter bucket, cut and cut a hole in both ends: 735EF8DC-39CD-4B17-A8BD-901141D86532.jpeg
    The lid of the bucket is double thick and slides over the air filter: A1B7C39E-CFCC-4102-8A74-ED8D1E29A4C0.jpeg
    Then the bucket snaps onto the lid and a 4.5 inch flex pipe leads to a flattened 4.5 inch flex pipe that popped through the firewall:
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    From the research I’ve done, this setup, in conjunction with my turbo, should have an effect similar to, but on a much smaller scale, as compound turbos and an Intercooler. It should help the turbo because the air is being forced into the turbo, and it should act kinda like a Intercooler because the air will be very cool. I haven’t driven it yet, but I’m excited to see how it does :Thumbs Up
     
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    Also, I forgot to add in the previous post that the filter is just a simple 6in diameter K&N cone filter
     
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    Looks good! One recommendation I’d have is to replace the flex pipe with a rigid pipe. The reason being the the corrugation disrupts the vortex of of the air, and slows it down.

    last summer I replaced my flex pipe with hard PVC coated in reflective tape, and believe it or not, it made a noticeable difference in how quick the turbo spooled.
     
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    That's you FIPL so you want that to be connected tightly.
     
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