I've had this stuff sitting around waiting for the right time to do the install. Today with temps in the 70's was the perfect time.
Here's all the goodies:
Shibby Grid Heater Delete
Shibby Stage 1 Intake & TV delete (this will give me a stealth intake setup)
Shibby Boost tube
Also I'll be installing the Pyro for my PMT. Finally
Stock before surgery
Surgery has begun
Here's Liz modeling the latest in helper attire. With her is my Christmas gift finally put to use.
My working table
The doctor is ready to operate.
Stock intake sans EGR
Intake and EGR off
Grid heater looked really clean. The EGR's been unplugged for most of the 37,000 miles on the clock.
Intake off. Here the stock boost tube.
Hey Shibby. Ever notice how the TV delete and Stage 1 are not a smooth connection. Someday in the future I may do some port work on the area to clean it up.
The Lovely Liz Preparing the ziplocks for injector tubes
This pic really shows off how clean and shiney my grid heater was.
Very little soot in my intake. Decided not to do any cleaning.
Now Aint that Purdy?? I installed the Boost Tube prior to dropping the intke into place. I used Silicone spray to get the boots to slip on easy.
Starting to look stock again.
Except for the Throttle Valve delete it all looks stock.
I primed and primed and primed until she finally came to life.
Once I knew that all worked it was time to move on to the Pyro install. Here I am drilling using a right angle air drill and a shop vacuum to pull out the debri.
Liz got a hold of the camera. Some say this is my better side.
Pyro installed. Here's the plugged up Turbo CCV hose in the pic.
A better view of the installed pyro.
The whole job took me 6 hours from the time I started setting up tables to jumping into the shower to go out for dinner. I'm glad I didn't wait for my son to help my. This is pretty much a one person job. Very tight quarters in there. Liz was helpful in getting parts & tools from the table for me.
Impressions- OMG I can really hear that thing Breath! When I lay my foot into it, it flat gets up and goes. Seat of the pants indicates much better response and more air into the mouth of my motor. I'll have to get used to having a real pyro that is showing real time temps.
I made good use of BroncoHounds Excellent write up in the tech articles section as well as some other sites quick install info for the Pyro. They really helped me over the hurdles and I felt really comfortable taking on this job with such good info at hand.
Being a CF member pays off.