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12-6-3
  • 6.8L – EXHAUST LEAK AT Y-PIPE-TO-CATALYTIC CONVERTER CONNECTION – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 2/27/2012
Publication Date: June 6, 2012

FORD:
2011-2012 F-450, F-550

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2012 F-450 and 550 Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and built on or before 2/27/2012 may exhibit an exhaust leak at the connection between the exhaust Y-pipe and the catalytic converter. Excessive exhaust noise and/or odor may also be noticed. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) may not be illuminated and no related diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) will be present. This concern may be due to the connection fasteners.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

This procedure applies only if no related DTCs are present.

  1. Disconnect the catalytic converter from the exhaust Y-pipe and discard the two (2) exhaust Y-pipe-to-catalytic converter bolts (Grey in color). Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 309-00.
  2. Using two (2) new exhaust Y-pipe-to-catalytic converter bolts (Black in color), connect the catalytic converter to the exhaust Y-pipe. Refer to WSM, Section 309-00.
    1. It is very important the two new Y-pipe-to-catalytic converter bolts (Black in color) are properly seated and torqued in sequence. Refer to WSM, Section 309-00.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
W711365-S900Exhaust Y-Pipe-To-Catalytic Converter Flange Bolt (2 Req)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
120603A2011-2012 F-450 And 550 Super Duty 4X2: Replace The Y-Pipe-To-Catalytic Convertor Bolts (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.5 Hr.
120603A2011-2012 F-450 And 550 Super Duty 4X4: Replace The Y-Pipe-To-Catalytic Convertor Bolts (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.6 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
5E21238