All right guys. Today. I am at rolling diesel right here in Muscle Shoals Alabama and it is finally time to upgrade the turbo on our six seven power, stroke. Oh, I have a 2013 power stroke and I tow all over the country and I’ve been really easy on it. But I’ve got 255 000 miles on this truck and it sells a stock turbo and if you know anything about power, strokes, the 11 to 14 turbos they’re, this crazy dual Inlet fancy over complicated turbo and they are notorious for failing prematurely, especially if you push them In the towing and the tuning Market, well, I’ve been fairly easy on mine, but with 250 000 miles I figured it was time to go ahead and upgrade it.
So I went with the full full performance, Outfitter kit from full force Diesel and it basically swaps in the 2015 2016 turbo into this truck with their fueling and everything, and it should make a reliable extra 100 horsepower and 100 foot-pounds of torque that’s being easy on. It and you could tow with it like that, so that makes a huge difference and I can’t wait to get started work on all kinds of diesels here. They got a 6-0 over here and it’s natural habitat. It’S gon na be asking yourself. Why did I bring my truck to a shop to get this done?
Well for one trust, Josh, it’s been doing this for eight years. Got a big shop runs a lot of trucks in here heard nothing but good things. Another thing is: there’s no information on the internet and no article on how to do this to one of these trucks, and so that’s what I’m gon na do trying to make the best article possible. So you guys can figure out how to do it on your own, see how in-depth this is, and you want to take it to a shop. This is a good one, all right so pretty much just got ta start by taking the air intake upper and lower intake everything off the top of the motor.
So you can get the turbocharger out. There’S plenty of articles on the internet on how to get the turbo out. It’S everything after that. That is the hard part that we’re gon na make sure we show you, so you know how to do it. This is the kit we got from full force.
Diesel Performance Kit place has everything you could possibly need. New Turbo, full force to make sure if we have any fuel pump failures that uh it’s not gon na trash the whole system so doing a full kit like this on one of these trucks, if you take it to shop, it’s probably gon na. Take them around six hours, if you do it yourself and you’ve never done one before I would. I would expect probably double that thank you. we’re gon na, take the lower intake off and then this EGR crossover tube and then we’ll start taking the downpipe and then that’s uh that one of the up pipes you got to get out of the way to get to the downpipe.
Just basically take everything off, so we can put everything back yeah but better. That’S the lower we’re going to change that to a different one. All right, the vgt you’ve picked up, be real, easy you’ll break these clips right there and they won’t stay in for the turbo actuator, poor rope, real nice to us. They got the v-band clamp back there on the turbo pointing straight up. You know, because they they do all this put it all.
This together then set the cab on it so struggling to get that out, we’ll get them set up with one top side, creepers doing the old-fashioned lay on a map on the engine. They put that in the exhaust on the inside of the head to help spool the turbos would be less lag. You know due to all the piping and then also the oil instead of it running down across the hot runner of the head. It runs across the intake, which is cooler, so it’s supposed to make the life of the oil better not break down was the reason they said when we went to a little spool. I had on them back when they were coming out at Ford right.
They were calling it The Scorpion back then, but then they changed all that and that’s what they claimed, which makes sense. You know: 7-3 oil hated life in those yeah like hated life, yeah had to use a race pillow in there. What’S taking off now, uh the bottom part of the downpipe, where we can take the downpipe out of the way to get to the bottom up, so he’s got a disconnect it where it hooks to the rest of this. It’S awesome to sneaked down out of the way by the transmission, so here at drop this place, they’re also big into off-road stuff. Obviously, since they used to be their Rock Bouncer, we got a Rock Bouncer now, but it’s a mechanic.
Arnold, that’s working on my truck for me, this is his ride Scout with a 4bt. Of course it has to be a diesel. You know diesel shop thing out of there yep trying to get a hung on everything, but if you don’t take that water pipe out, you’ll hate your life, I promise yeah, oh God all right. So this is the original 11 to 14 turbos that came on these trucks and they’re a dual intake design. So there’s actually this intake and it’s going back and it’s just it’s a weird design.
They spooled really easy and and did well down low, but just didn’t have that top end. Grunt um they’re also a roller bearing or ball bearing instead of a journal bearing so the upgraded one is a journal. Bearing so that’ll be a lot more reliable, but I mean uh still kind of tight. Isn’T it it’s got a little wiggle in it, but not much so I mean for 250 000 miles. I ain’t bad.
All right! There’S this stock manifold just a little warm and there is the one that comes in the kit. So that way you can hook it up to the new German comes a new gaskets new studs hold on that’s a good thing about the Ford Performance Kit. Is it’s got literally everything you possibly need? What’S our next step well with their kit we’re gon na change?
This uh uh be the passenger side exhaust manifold. We got ta, take it out. We got to take this EGR crossover tube and then the heat shield and then the bolts out. That’S what it should look like, we’re gon na put the studs in for the manifold, and you put the two long. It comes with the updated style, so they don’t, they have a problem, they get hot and they break.
So this is the two updated ones you put them in the back two holes and then it comes with two longer spacers. You got ta put on so we’ll get all these in there and get the manifold bolted down and we’ll get that pipes put back on. Then we’ll get the charger set back down in there. We’Re gon na be ready to make all the horse pressures all right. So here is the factory Turbo with a dual Inlet.
Then this is the more traditional looking turbo kind of like what was on the six liter and six four, but this is the 15 to 16 turbo and it’s another bgt turbo. But one intake compared to that a lot simpler, design, a lot stronger design. So it should be good for an extra 100 horsepower and 100 foot pounds of torque when you go ahead and update to the newer fuel pump, because the 13 fuel pumps didn’t flow as good as the newer 1516. So we’re going to swap it out at the expense, but we want to make use of all the power that we can on this thing all right. So one thing the kit doesn’t have is um studs for the manifold.
For the other side and Arnold said we should probably go ahead and swap those out – and we didn’t have any of there – were cracked or busted or anything. But it’s good to go ahead and they have an upgraded one that came for the other side, but we’re gon na go ahead and upgrade the other side too. So that way, I don’t have any issues, because I’m gon na try to get half a million miles out of this truck, at least so it ain’t going anywhere anytime soon, oh, I’m just just doing my best to make more work for Arnold job Security yeah, how much bigger this one is compared to this one. The crazy thing is this one’s not really that wore out. It has a little smallest little amount of movement.
That’S really it kind of surprising, with 250k on over here, I got it off a new gasket’s, a good idea too yeah. So once usually you wouldn’t have to pull the turbo off. You just pull the upper lower intake kind of the same stuff. We got to before the turbo, then you’re gon na pull your lines off, they’re three quarters and then or 19s, and then all the holders for the fuel line, the line that comes over. That’S the feed line to the pump.
It’S got two eights and then there’s a couple fuel lines that do just got to disconnect and then I take this front. It’D be number five injector line off and then these three nuts that go they’re 17. So this line, so you can move it out of the way to get the pump out once we get the pump out and there’s three 13s back here that hold it in and then you got ta take the fan off and I use the air hammer to Knock just loosen and spun it off and then the fan adapter and the belt we got ta take the belt and then the fan adapter and then we’ll take the vacuum pump off and then we’ll have to put it in time, which I can show you once We get this off and then uh take the nut off and I’ll show you how to get it out of there once you get there and that’s why I’m not doing this on my own, because that’s a lot of work. It’Ll. Take me like two days: that’s the vacuum.
Pump runs off the front of the gear on the injection pile. What’S the mirror help do gon na hit mirror house, so we can see the lines on the the injection pump has two marks on it and then your cam gear will have one mark on it. So you want to line up. You know the one line on the camera gear between the two on the pump. If you come up and they’re two and two, then you got ta spin around one more time.
You know and make it one and two or it’ll be 180 out. What that’s for is it’s. The pump has three Pistons, so it’s supposed to be firing every time an injector opens. So it’s not loading the pump up. That’S why you want to keep it in time, so yeah rubber back behind the pump right there, where you put a little pressure on it and then tap on the the shaft sticking out.
I took the nut off and it’ll just because it’s a Swedge fit. So if you don’t pop, you know hit it with a hammer like a ball joint or a tie. Rod in it, it just won’t get on there and you’ll. Prime probably just give her a little tap and it’ll that little jar pops her loose, and I can look. I can show you the gear where you can see the mark on it.
It’Ll come out see two marks two online. Those two be with a one Mark right in between there on the bottom. I believe he’s doing this time or two. Oh yeah. It is too bad for 250 000 miles, but that new One’s Gon na flow a lot better yeah.
So the the 15 16 pumps flow better, so probably able to use that tuning a little better and make a little more power. So the pretty easy, 100 horsepower and 100 foot pounds of torque, which is definitely gon na, make a difference when we’re hauling stuff across the country, so here’s the whole pump and it’s really not any like shavings or anything in there. It looks really good. So I’m thinking about where I got my fuel from, I don’t go to a little hole in the wall. Diesel shop or diesel stops.
You know one that goes through a lot of diesel fuel. I guess that’s what I’ve always done and then, of course, I got the s b 50, something gallon tank in here, the stock replacement. So that helps a lot too, because I can fill up at the places I want to and then not to fill up at the janky places in between so so yeah 250 000 miles, not bad for a stock cp4 pump huh that, hopefully this newer generation one Will last that much longer, slime back here, making sure I got them hot electric ratchet. You know I always snug them down. I like to feed it with a ratchet, make sure it’s good and then I’m gon na go run and get a vacuum pump.
Gasket and we’ll put this vacuum pump back on and the fan and all that stuff you missed while ago, I’m taking off they’re all band together that wasn’t too bad when he already got everything apart doing the the pump in the big deal, this Lines up a little notches in that front of that gear, going under in there and put blue Loctite on your bolts, so they will vibrate out and you’ll. Have an oil leak right down in front of your motor fix them every day? For it pinch your fan wires behind it. You can’t do that, putting the driver’s side manifold and we got ta move passenger side. I’M gon na put it on comes in the kit.
I am so. Let’S put our spacers and our nuts and torque her down, so I think we’re gon na have to step our game over the shop. We got ta cook it cooks for them every day for lunch, wow, I think of a spread. They do this for lunch every day. Every day I might film work for y’all.
I think you should. This is goody right here, excellent sandwiches make sure you put the gasket on make sure it has all the holes. There’S one gasket that doesn’t have this hole right here and it won’t let the Turbo get oil and it’ll destroy it before it gets out of the parking lot, because you want to make sure all that lines up. It comes with a little filter and it goes in this hole right here. It’S over there, I’m a truth.
I’M a big Turbo,he’s got them two dials right there in the front. Just got ta, be careful not to mess a gasket. Let me know when you go in just ease it down on that down. That’S make sure this you’re up five lines up here and snap in, but I always look with a mirror too, because if you don’t like funny sounds when you get done, looks good and then also when you put a clamp on there, and I Can’T see it’s back in here, but you need to make sure that it’s orientated kind of trying to think of how to say it almost. I would say kind of straight up, but I always put the little down pipe piece in there and make sure it don’t touch it before.
I tighten it because I’ve tightened it too many times and it’ll touch it, and then you can’t he will be touching. You know what I mean: I’m not poking a hole in the pipe or something so just kind of get it snug in this spot and get that other piece you’ll hand me that, because when you put it in there, it goes on there like This and that clamp actually will come through right here. If you got it down too much and it’s here, if you have it this way too much it’s hitting the charger, so you got to make sure it’s you’re in a happy spot! Hopefully, you can see from this that got ta orientate that clamp worth 20 counts, not up for it to clear everything, a little baby, snake. This is the dad oh on pipe and it’s different.
You got to put it in two pieces, unlike that one, it goes in one piece. You got to put that part in the bolt in and then because this actually covers the 10 millimeter right there and then we’re gon na have to add a stud to fasten. In here the other one never had nothing to fasten it there to the actual side of the head right. There, oh, all right, I’m putting my last up pipe on and then we’ll put the EVP sensor on and we’ll plug the bgt. In put the coolant you got to take the old coolant line off.
Put the new coolant line on and then we’ll tighten the turbo down, we’ll start putting the intakes back on the good thing about this kid is: it’s got all the EGR stuff everything I missed in the supply go back on there, so it could be dislike Factory Because it is, I think, they’ve seen all Factory stuff put in the water. I guess it goes to the heater core pipe in and make sure you Lube that over and gon na be real easy when you press it in because it will cut fall out of there and then you’ll have a bad coolant leak down in your Valley. Put it back in put its two Fasteners on and then we’re going to start with our SNS. What we can do under here before we put the intake back on all right, so the SNS disaster kit, if you aren’t familiar with basically, if the cp4 pump fails, it doesn’t send shrapnel throughout the entire fuel system. It’S got a filter that should stop all of it, so not super expensive, but worth doing if you’re working on your truck at all.
That way, you don’t have to worry as much you just replace. You know the filter and the uh. The pump will be in good shape, but we’re putting a new one on a new pump on, so it should last forever, hopefully so yeah yeah. If you weren’t doing all this, you would pull your upper intake lower intake, and then you pull your FCA out or your fuel volume control valve. That’S what Ford tells it and then you just put this little adapter plate in between there make sure you put your O-rings on and grease them, and you just ease it back down in here where it went.
So the six sevens have this crank case vent on them and it has a filter in it and the filter is like 80 bucks. It can still get clogged up and if it does get clogged up, then it can cause you to have oil leaks, other places. So we decided to go ahead and do a reroute on it, we’ll run it out down next to the truck and it will keep oil from going places not supposed to, like you know, in the turbo, intercooler and stuff like that. So since I have a brand new turbo seems like a good idea to go ahead and take care of that, while we’re at it. Luckily folks, here at Roland diesel, had one in stock, so we’re gon na throw that on too and just add to the bill.
The credit card’s not gon na like this but it’d, be worth it like a new truck, be worth it when I drive it with no issues for another 500 000 miles. So another useless plastic thing to take off of this Ford truck. So there’s a little plug that goes in this front: spot down,a little screw, and then you screw this into there and that’s what our hose will hook to. I always put a little Teflon tape around it and then screw it in and I was pointed up – that’ll wait, hopefully catch all most of the oil running back once I put the hose on there, it’ll be kind of up and down so try To keep as much out of there as we can yeah and if, if you have issues pointing up, is a good idea and if you have issues um, you know with it getting on the ground or whatever with foil. You probably got too much Blow by one, but two you can put a catch can and catch most of it and just empty that can every time you change your oil,yeah.
I know back in the day on the 60s and stuff we will put them on the in the exhaust, yeah, all right, and that’s pretty much it for that. I want to go underneath and zip tie that hose up. That’S it for the CCV. Now we can put the intake a lower intake back in this part of the CCV yeah reroute to you put this over this put it up on there and I always put a zip tie around it like this. I don’t think it will, but all right.
Let’S stop this hoses. Should we blur up on there bam, oh and we’ll have to get the throttle body. I think that’s what they call that a throttle blade, maybe what they call another throttle body throttle blade off of the other intake put over here, all that pretty stuff just getting covered up by ugly Blaster yep 100 sad ain’t it. This line would be here originally like this and you pull it off and the line coming from where we put on the FCA or the volume Patrol valve. You put this t in it hooks here and here and then this goes back like Factory and you take off.
This is the return, and this goes back to the tank, and this will just kind of twist inside there. If it won’t twist. Take you a heat gun or a lighter and Heat this up, it’s plastic and it’ll twist right up for you and then we’re going to take this bolt off and I’ll get the stuff and build it together and then we’ll show it in here how to mount It put the rest of the lines up all right, so if it comes not put together, so you got to put these little pins in here with the 15s and this little bracket on the back. If it’s an Aluma Duty, there’s a spacer, you got to put that’ll drop it down and there’s a hole under the cow, but it comes with instructions. But then, when you’re putting your lines on this one with a little uh black collar and the blue collar, it goes to the metal line down here coming from the engine.
It’S gon na go so you’re gon na hook this side down under here to this line, and it’s going to come out of the rail from the engine and through this and then back down to the fuel tanks, which it has a metal end on it. And then put that out of the way like this like so that’s pretty much it for the SNS. Let me want to turn the key on and prime the fuel system up. You don’t want to just start it suck a bunch of air in your brand new fuel pump. So all right now we’ll put these other pipes on the EGR crossover tube and then the one that feeds the EGR to the intake.
And then we should be ready. Well, we got to tighten it down by and then we’ll be ready to start. Look at that. Basically, the SNS just makes it if you do have a fuel pump failure that it’s just going to go through that and bypass the system and filter. All of that out, so you can have a strap on the whole field system.
So then here’s how to pump and then clearing out all that and not the entire fuel system, which is very expensive. It’S hot and we’re getting really close to firing. This thing up with the new Turbo right here, they’re made of something: that’s not steel, not aluminum, and they break when you take the EGR crossover that goes from the EGR manifold or exhaust manifold to the EGR cooler. So what I recommend is putting you some regular bolts back in. I don’t know if you ever have to do it again, you won’t be having to pull the manifold back off and that’s a brand new part.
There don’t want to be tearing that up almost wouldn’t even know that it was upgraded and hit all the pretty stuff. Sad remember the truth: scripture fires up a little saddle no longer make the choo-choo sounds all right. Let’S go test driver see what you do. Okay, all right, so it’s been a few weeks. I finally got a tune dialed in makes them a little Easy Link.
Here I went ahead and just did the uh the single tune. I’Ve got a ship shipped on the Fly setup. I just haven’t done all the tunes and everything for it or hooked it up yet so I just did the single 100 horsepower tune, and this 100 horsepower tune is the same thing I have on my RV with the same turbo and everything set up um with The six seven Power Stroke, so I really like that tune and we’ll see how it feels in this truck because it doesn’t it’s not super heavy for one like the RV and it’s got a lot higher gear. So uh this thing should haul the mail. So the cool thing about the little Auto Agent app that you get with Easy Link is, you can have all kinds of gauges and information graphs and all that good stuff makes it really easy, because I don’t have a gauges, as you can see, not to admit From the factory I mean, these trucks are no slouch like they’re they’re they’re, not bad with the original 11 to 14 turbo.
But it is supposed to make a huge difference in these going to the 1516 turbo, especially with a little bit tuning on top and uh. Having that better fuel pump as well supposed to help, so, let’s uh see what it feels like here, all right, truck’s, nice and up to temperature. You want to make sure you don’t just go whoop on it when it’s cold, so it’s nice up to temperature. So we’ll stop up here and poop on and see. What’S got all right here we go all right, it definitely gets up and goes I mean zero to 80 is is pretty fast and the top end grunt, with this uh, bigger turbo, makes a big difference.
It’S it’s not, maybe not as quick off the line, but I mean how often does that really matter? You know when you’re towing things and actually using a truck or what it’s made for that top end grinds what you want, and this thing this thing gets down now, we’ll uh I’ll show you a shot of the uh. I got a camera on the exhaust to see it doesn’t really smoke much. I mean I expected a little more smoke out of this tune, but this 100 horsepower Tunes pretty clean. It’S pretty much like a new truck.
Now, that’s that’s insane, so I know people like just put a tune on your truck with a you know: regular 11 to 14 turbo, but it’s just not. It is not the same at all, but that this thing’s so much faster. Now the spooling is just completely different and it should be more reliable, so there’s a lot of work fairly expensive, but I feel, like I got a new truck now and upgrading your you know: 11 to 14 6 7 Power Stroke. Instead of wanting to get one of the newer trucks, 15, 16 or one of the new ones with a 10 speed, this is a lot more budget friendly than doing something like that. As long as you get the fuel economy, that 10 speed is but at least the power is up there, pretty much pretty close to the same.
So now, when me and Ricky B are Towing stuff across the country. He’S got an Aluma Duty with a 10 speed, at least now I can keep up so I’ve got a slightly better fuel economy average. Now I’m up to about 15, which is which is good. What I’m doing about you know I’m doing 80 miles an hour on the interstate. It’S around 15 I think I was getting like 13 14 before so it’s slightly better.
I may just see what it does when it tows when I tow heavy, it’s usually around nine or ten. So I’m interested to see what that looks like, but we won’t know until it hooks up to the trailer see what it’s got. The biggest reason to go for this kit is because it made my truck fun to drive again there you go folks. I hope, if you are in the market, for an upgrade like this on your six seven power stroke that this article helped. I did the best that I could to try and show everything while Arnold was putting it together and not getting in his way.
At the same time, tight engine bay, so hopefully you get the gist of it. You know the tips and tricks to do this yourself. If you’re not comfortable. Doing this yourself find a good diesel shop, big thanks to the guys at rolling diesel, they did an excellent job. Anything I need diesel Wise from here on out.
That’S where I’m going also a big thanks to the guys at full force diesel. They hooked me up with the Ford Performance Kit to upgrade this truck, and it’s like a new truck now a 10 out of 10 would recommend if you want something reliable, you want to upgrade your 11 to 14 turbo and you want something that makes the parts Easily or available you can get them at any Ford dealership anywhere. This is a setup to go with and I won’t hesitate to take this truck and drive it across the country and back towing, stuff and can’t witch tow stuff with it. So um still probably it’s probably my second favorite thing that I’ve done to the truck the 55 gallon plus. You know fuel tank that I put in it’s probably my favorite, but this is my second favorite, so I’ll leave a link to the 55 gallon article.