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Old 01-26-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of possibly installing a new muffler on my 2004 6.0 Powerstroke. Recently I had a buddy install a Walker BTM p/n 21470 on a 7.3 and he is very impressed with the performance/price and sound. Have not seen much on the 6.0. Has anybody installed one or have suggestions? I don't want to spend a ton of money on the expensive exhaust systems but would not mind a throatier sound, increased performance and/or better gas mileage.

Superchip??? Worth the money or not? Trying to get better fuel milage without spending a fortune.

Also, Ford for some reason decided to do away with the stadard fuel/water seperator drain valve that you only need your fingers to open. Now I have to carry around a 6 mm allen wrench. Does anybody know if they make a valve that I can install on my truck where I do not need any tools?
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I'm thinking of possibly installing a new muffler on my 2004 6.0 Powerstroke. Recently I had a buddy install a Walker BTM p/n 21470 on a 7.3 and he is very impressed with the performance/price and sound. Have not seen much on the 6.0. Has anybody installed one or have suggestions? I don't want to spend a ton of money on the expensive exhaust systems but would not mind a throatier sound, increased performance and/or better gas mileage.

Superchip??? Worth the money or not? Trying to get better fuel milage without spending a fortune.

Also, Ford for some reason decided to do away with the stadard fuel/water seperator drain valve that you only need your fingers to open. Now I have to carry around a 6 mm allen wrench. Does anybody know if they make a valve that I can install on my truck where I do not need any tools?
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Old 01-26-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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here is a link (I hope..?) toa site that sels them. I got mine through the Ford dealer but it is listed as a drain plug for the HFCM on Ford LCM medium duty...650's and up I think. I'll kep looking for the Fd and Int'l #s as well. It is a GREAT improvement!

http://www.itpdiesel.com/store.php?c...on=show_detail
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Sorry I can't find how to edit the previous post but here are the part #s...again you will need to say it is for a 650 medium duty truck.

Ford part number: 6E7Z-9C082-A
International part number: 2589259C91

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Old 01-26-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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Do the math. $1200 / 2 miles a gallon savings. It'll be about a three or four year payback. Not really worth installing a chip enhancement (or reprogrammer). The muffler, maybe, because it's a small expense and you need one anyway. Changing pipes isn't worth it much either. Too long of a payback.

Just leave 5 minutes earlier and drive a bit more effeciently. You'll get instant payback and less hassle with traffic.
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http://catalog.powerstrokeshop.com/partlocator/index.cf...14083&catalogid=3670

link for the lcf drain plug.
plus we put on a MBRP 4" exhuast , kept the cat on and we gained a 200F drop in exhaust temps. its not loud or obnoxious,
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