by Brian Lohnes
With diesel fuel well over $4.00 per gallon in most parts of the country, BangShifters have to do what they can do to get the most bang for their buck at the pump. While good maintenance will help to maximize fuel economy and doing stuff like monitoring tire pressures will also help, there are some easy bolt-ons out there that yield appreciable results for short money and a little time with your wrenches. We called the guys at K&N to procure a cold air intake kit for a 2007 Ford F-250 that is equipped with the 6.0L Powerstroke diesel. The bone stock truck was averaging 15mpg when we installed the kit. To find out what the mileage was after the intake system was installed, read below! The retail cost for this kit is around $240.00 from a mail order warehouse or your local speed shop.
The photos below will take you through the entire install of the K&N system on our Ford.
Lots of guys are freaked out about working on their late model diesel trucks and they shouldn't be. The K&N air intake kit installs with simple hand tools and elbow grease. Yes, everything is jammed in there, but with some time and planning, even novice wrenchers can handle this job.
Before pulling the existing parts off of the truck we laid out our K&N kit. All the pieces were present and accounted for so we moved on.
Step one was releasing the clips that hold the large filter element into the intake tract. Head over to BangShift to see the rest of the install! >>