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Old 01-19-2009, 05:35 PM
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CCV Mod with filter Installed - with PICS!

Got my CCV mod done this weekend. Here's my version with a homemade filter.



Pieces include:
1 - 4" long piece of stainless steel tubing - 4" Dia.
1 - 5" black PVC tubing (pictured is a 2 foot section)
1 - 3" black PVC cap end
1 - 3" black PVC screw cap end
1 - 3" metal U-clamp
10 feet of 3/4" heater hose
2 - straight 3/4" PVC fittings
1 - 90 degree 3/4" PVC fitting
1 - radiator petcock
Bag of 4 metal pot scrubbers
5 - metal hose clamps
Assorted mounting screws and washers
(the two large hose clamps were not used)



Pictured of the petcock mounted on the screw cap of filter



Two straight 3/4" barbed fittings installed onto filter body. I used a 1" paddle drill bit to drill holes. Filter body is the 5" section of 3" dia. black PVC tube. The open screw cap and the closed screw cap end is already glued on.



Looking down the open end of filter.



Filter with copper scrubbers installed.



Intake and doghouse.



Doghouse removed. I had an oil leak here. (yes, I did remove the rag before I buttoned it up.)



Source of oil leak - bad o-ring on doghouse. I had to get some new ones from Home Depot.



Doghouse with new hoses and fittings installed.



4" piece of stainless tubing installed to replace OEM part from original intake. I also removed the bracket that the OEM piece bolted to.



A picture of the completed intake runner assembly buttoned up. To the right is the Ford AIS filter assembly.



Hard to see but I zip-tied the harness to the intake. Originally, the harness was attached to the bracket that I removed. I didn't want the harness to rub on the valve cover.



Doghouse turned 90 degrees, with fittings. I looped the 3/4" heater hose over the brake booster and routed down the driver's side of the wheel well.



Hose coming from up top to under the drivers seat between the body and the frame. I used a piece of wire loom to protect the hose against rubbing on the frame mount.



Picture of the filter mounted using the 3" metal u-clamp. I mounted the filter about forward of dead center of the driver's door. Inlet from engine comes in from the right of the photo, outlet to the left.



View from the outside of the truck. I installed the filter so the screw end of the filter is facing down to access to the petcock and possibly change the scrubbers.



View of the outlet end. I just ziptied to the frame. I might lengthen the hose - I'm not sure how much snow and crud gets into this spot. Easy enough to extend the hose.

That's about it. I reached down to the outlet with the truck running and felt it puffing out pretty good. I will update with any missing info or alterations I made. PM me or post responses for any other info. I'm sure I'm leaving out some details.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:28 PM
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Great writeup Chris, looks great. Reps when i can...
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Just pay VERY close attention to the zip tie on the 42 pin connector. If those wires chaff on anything it will shut the engine down. (speaking from personal experience).

You might consider just trimming the bracket, but leaving the spot where the connector mounts to. If nothing else, if your truck cuts out going down the road, you'll at least know that's the first place to check.
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Chris, I enjoyed all the pics and write up. The only thing I have a problem with, is the Bud Lite can that I am sure you didn't know was there. . I think someone played a trick on you.

Very good, I know you spent a lot of time thinking about this mod. Great job. I will see if I can rep you now.
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Good post Cris. Reps. sent.
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Good job.. I like post like this, w/pics
Reps when i can also.
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Just pay VERY close attention to the zip tie on the 42 pin connector. If those wires chaff on anything it will shut the engine down. (speaking from personal experience).

You might consider just trimming the bracket, but leaving the spot where the connector mounts to. If nothing else, if your truck cuts out going down the road, you'll at least know that's the first place to check.
Thanks for the heads-up. I scratched my head on that one, let me tell you. I might play with the bracket with a grinder. The zip ties go around the middle of the plastic connector, not the wires itself. Think that will be OK? Seemed snug to the intake rubber, not touching the valve cover at all and no binding even with the engine idling.
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Chris, I enjoyed all the pics and write up. The only thing I have a problem with, is the Bud Lite can that I am sure you didn't know was there. . I think someone played a trick on you.

Very good, I know you spent a lot of time thinking about this mod. Great job. I will see if I can rep you now.
HA! A can(s) of Bud Light in my garage is the norm. I'm surprised that there wasn't anymore cans in the other pics.

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Thanks for the heads-up. I scratched my head on that one, let me tell you. I might play with the bracket with a grinder. The zip ties go around the middle of the plastic connector, not the wires itself. Think that will be OK? Seemed snug to the intake rubber, not touching the valve cover at all and no binding even with the engine idling.
The only problem is, you don't know how those wires will swing around going down the freeway and hitting a pot hole. If those wires, either out the bottom or back of the box, start rubbing on anything metal, it can lead to problems. I'd grab the wires and see if you can move them around by hand to touch anything. If you can make them rub by hand, I'm sure the roads will do the same.
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Great job and nice pics! I finished doing mine a couple of weeks ago but was looking for options on a filter. Now I have some more ideas!

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The only problem is, you don't know how those wires will swing around going down the freeway and hitting a pot hole. If those wires, either out the bottom or back of the box, start rubbing on anything metal, it can lead to problems. I'd grab the wires and see if you can move them around by hand to touch anything. If you can make them rub by hand, I'm sure the roads will do the same.
Will-do my friend. It was pretty tight but I'll get busy on the bracket. Just another reason to poke around in the garage anyway!
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Looks great, I may have to copy your setup
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Good write up Chris, can't rep ya.
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No problem guys. Copy away. Use whatever you like. Everything except the piece of 4" stainless came from Home Depot.
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