I hunt, I plow snow, I do it all and I have never had it wet. You might want to check out Pinnacle Exhaust. . I have a 1995 F-250 with a 7. If you don't I would straight pipe it.
I can tell you exactly what happens to a 6. The owner told me they have not ever had to replace a system. Pinnacle is in Dubois Wyoming, only 305 miles from me. I need to do a bit of homework to convince myself that I won't suck in water out hunting, but otherwise this seems to make a lot of sense. Some companies are doing packages now where if you buy all that stuff together you get a deal.
Stainless isn't that big of deal on a diesel because they run so hot compared to a gasser. Plus, I would have toys to play with and gauge needles to keep me entertained while driving. But it was knocking more than normal. Exhaust gas temperature is important for longevity, and it would give me an indication if inter-cooling was worth spending money on. I had a place on the crik where I had been crossing all the time. Banks logo is for display purposes only. This intercooler provides the maximum reduction in boost air temperature with a minimal loss of boost pressure.
I don't think this was one of Ford's better ideas. Like the one poster said, if you buy a used one you should get it cleaned and pressure checked to save problems. We pulled it apart and replaced that rod and piston, stuck it back together and drove it many years after that. Might as well do a full exhaust. The brackets that come with the kit didnt seem to match up to the condenser on my truck but that didnt really matter because I had installed a 6.
I scoured the internet for deals on the exhaust. Scott, I did as you suggested and went to ford-trucks. Bernie I would do it. They are out west somewhere, too. Last fall hunting, we crossed a creek bottom that was probably 75 feet long and about 6 to 12 inches deep in water. You might want to check out Pinnacle Exhaust. Running the diesel engine with too much fuel rich and a lack of air raises exhaust gas temperatures and turbo backpressure causing engine failure or turbo failure.
Those two things should help it spool up way quicker. An Intercooler Kit makes a big impression on others. Please measure your connections before ordering just in case. As diesel performance enthusiasts, battling excessive temperatures is an ongoing trend. They have an aluminized exhaust with a lifetime warrenty. Cooler, denser air also allows more fuel into the combustion chamber which allows your engine to operate more efficiently and create more power.
Are there any negative aspects to installing the intercooler? I saw a guy waterlock a V-10 Dodge just a few crossings down from the one I went across. By using a larger intercooler, more heat can be transferred away from the air inside and the lower your intake temperatures will be. Also the tubes dont come fitted with a weld bung for a boost gauge fitting so I had to have one welded in. Based on what I read, I might be better off getting a chip. And if you're looking to merely upgrade your failure prone rubber Y-Pipe boots, we offer numerous options in silicone and even Nomex with spring loaded clamps to ensure you'll never need to worry over slipped or blown intercooler boots again. He helped me with a few items. Unburned fuel black smoke is wasted energy.
It is in such a tight spot, right next to the exhaust from the left side, that you cannot even see it! However, there are a multitude of various condensers designed to tackle high temperatures. Surprisingly it started the next time I hit the starter button. As air passes through the turbocharger, the compression causes it to heat up, but heat is the enemy of power. I couldn't get it to post, but the link works. Note: Banks Techni-Cooler comes with an all black appearance.
Make sure that you order the right kit. Up til now, none of the sites I have seen show a life-time warranty. Tractor had an air starter, the whole cab rocked side-to-side when the piston came up on that water and the engine stopped right now. The turbo makes the truck pretty quiet even when straight piped. He goosed it to show off his new truck and there she locked.
The filter doesn't suck in water. I won't get the reduced temperatures, but I don't think that is too much of a problem for me. If you order the clamp option for the early 99 trucks it only ships with 8 instead of 12. I finally got smart and googled 'best mods 7. They have an aluminized exhaust with a lifetime warrenty. Maybe some day, but not today. Overall for the price I cant complain too much but I can see why you pay more for a kit like Banks that accounts for a lot of these little things and has installation instructions.