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Rudy's Cold Air Kit Install

The first few photos show the contents. Photo 1 shows that Rudy's now includes a new clip and O-ring seal. My 2015 does NOT have a seal in the cold air tube as some other year models might have. The lower hose has some offsets in it as do some of the other kits. Photo 2 & 3 are close ups of the lower hose.




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Photo 4 & 5 shows how I attached the clamp that most state is too small and difficult to install. I installed the clamp without the spring and tightened it enough so I could later remove the nut and install the spring. Once I had the nut tightened sufficiently, I used some safety wire to secure the two ends of the clamp for removing the nut to install the spring. Photo 6 is the wire clipped and removed. Photo 7 & 8 are a mock up of the upper sections of the tubes. They were later separated for installation.




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Photo's 9, 10, 11 & 12 are the stock tube and removal of it. Notice, the power steering reservoir was not relocated. I used a long pry bar to help removed the stock lower hose from the innercooler




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Forgot to take photos of the lower hose install but is fairly simple. With the offsets in the lower hose, I lubricated it with glass window cleaner and wiggled it on with the clamp loosely on the innercooler side of the hose. Took a little effort but was not excessive to get it to slip on the innercooler. I visually aligned the hose so the opening pointed pretty much straight up and snugged, not tightened, the clamp on the innercooler side.


I had to persuade the throttle body adapter to slip on after i put some grease on the O-ring. I temporarily disconnected the coolant hose from the reservoir so I could use a rubber mallet to bump the adapter onto the throttle body. Photo 13 showes adapter installed with the reducer hose and the intermediate pipe inserted into the lower hose with clamp in place on both ends. A little wiggling and I was able to insert the intermediate tube into reducer hose. Photo 14 shows the direction of the lower clamp for the intermediate tube. This allowed me to reach in with a 1/4" ratchet with a 10mm socket to tighten it.




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Photos 15, 16 and 17 shows final assembly. The PS reservoir is still in stock location and no interference problems. I did rotate the PS hose clamp 90 degrees to avoid rubbing the lower innercooler hose.


Install was about an hour and a half. A lot of this time was making multiple trips to my little shop to get tools or grease or towels. Road test went well with no problems and no codes.




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Nice step by step install Larry.
Thanks for sharing !
 
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I know it's kind of a pain to post all those pictures and comments, thanks.

I have the AFE one and I get oil mist leaking out of the reducer on top of the turbo inlet. The AFE kit comes with an o ring too but it's just a little loose fitting. Your rudys kit looks good.
 
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Nice write-up, pictures, and handy tips in dealing with the known clamp issue.

Did you take the time to look at and possibly clean the butterfly inside the throttle body? Mine on my 2015 was covered in about an 1/8 inch of crud. Took a moment and several towels to clean this off before I started to install my Rudy's kit. I have well over 5,000 miles on my Rudy's kit and outside of the clamp issue, think this is the way to go. With the great tips here, the clamp issue may not be a big deal and the Rudy's kit is a quality piece at a nice price.

If you have to clean the crud, put on some gloves. The crud is really tough to get off your hands afterwards. Wish I would have taken a moment to put a set of disposable gloves on.

Bruce...
 
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I looked into the throttle body but wasn't much crude, so did not clean it.
 
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Great write up with comments and that "wire the clamp w/out spring" tip is brilliant. I was thinking of documenting my Rudy's install, which I haven't done yet, but there's no reason to do so now...


Great job.
 
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I had been using Archoil AR6200 in my fuel since about 3000 miles. When I installed the Rudy's kit at 40,000, my throttle body was clean.
 
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Looks like your serpentine belt is on upside down.
 
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Looks like your serpentine belt is on upside down.
Yes, it does look upside down but it isn't. The dual alternator engines have grooves on both sides of the belt and no flat side as you are use to seeing.
 
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Can you post a link to this kit every time I punch in cold air intake kit or cold air kit the air filter kit pops up
 
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Search rudy's cac kit or 6.7 Powerstroke cac pipe kit. Or something along those lines...
 
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Can you post a link to this kit every time I punch in cold air intake kit or cold air kit the air filter kit pops up
I made them an offer of $150 and it was accepted. You might try less than $150.

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