2016 Ford F-150 XLT 2.7L
Heck yeah! So good to see other guys with awesome builds on here. Welcome!Hi everyone, I’m new to this forum and I would like to share my recent upgrade for my 2016 F150 Ecoboost 3.5L. (the photos are not the best )
Maybe the most interesting upgrade among the 3 that I have mentioned in the thread title is “Comp Turbos” which are a bolt-on type for 2013-2016 Ecoboost engines. (Model CTR-X600)
My first choice was Garrett PowerMax, but the local dealer lead time for Garrett turbos was 3 months and CPR Turbos are exceeding my budget, I was left with Comp Turbos which has similar price as Garrett PowerMax.
in this photo the Comp Turbo installed already in the truck: (behind the turbo you can see the BD Diesel exhaust manifold gasket in black color)
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All above parts were installed in a shop and they did encounter small problem while replacing the turbos. Slight sign of Coolant leak exhibit on the driver side turbo, although these parts are not expensive, but they were not available in stock, and I had to wait for 1 week for delivery.
am referring to this connector on the stock turbo below:
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I had to replace the connectors along with the steel tube for both turbos to make sure no leaking will occur in future.
Since I was replacing the turbos, I thought of changing the stock Exhaust manifold with Aftermarket BD Diesel exhaust manifold with 3 extra studs to hold the manifold in place, will sure help eliminate any potential warpage in future.
stock manifold not showing any sign of bend (maby i need to put a steel ruler to see if any minor bend is there)
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The downpipe upgrade was in my mind for some time, and I decided to do it now, since all 3 parts are in the same area, I can reduce some labor cost. CVF Stainless Steel Catted Downpipes was my decision for a good quality product and reasonably priced.
they sure look good from this angle:
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I have replaced the spark plugs with gap 0.029 to be ready for 5 star tune.
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above gap in mm equivalent to 0.029inches
I have received the car today and the shop took it for a test drive multiple times and confirm no leaks and the truck run normally.
But as the Arabic proverb says, “Winds blows counter to what ships desire”, I am now having check engine light on.
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I hope its only because of the downpipe not the turbos. The truck runs and feel normal, I will drop the truck again tomorrow to the shop to check the code and hopefully its not turbo related.
am delaying the 5 Star tune flashing till I sort out this issue. hope its minor error code.
CEL is most likely caused by the downpipes. Depends, but that’s my bet.