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Cvf intercooler installed

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Engine Discussion and Performance Mods' started by J_Frost, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. J_Frost

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    Before was about 130-155 in stop and go traffic
     
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    About to do the install Sat after work. Any pointers? Obviously first drop the skid plate then go from there? Anything to make the job go smooth and easy, thanks!
     
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    An extra set of hands helps when installing the CVF, its a bit heavy, and don't forget to crank down the clamp on the new elbow, mine blew off twice !
     
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    I was going to use my Pro Eagle floor jack on wheels, imagine that would be ok?
     
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    Extra hands definitely helps. I had my wife help me. Remove the plastic extension part that routs air to the intercooler
     
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    A little lube on the inside of the rubber couplers goes a looong way. That helps.

    And yes crank down on the hose clamps.
     
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    Not sure if you've installed it yet, but I'd recommend better hose clamps, such as t-bolt clamps. The factory ones are pretty lightweight and don't tighten well.
     
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    Ya tighten down the clamps really well. I used a jack to support the IC, make sure to reuse the rubber grommets and that they stay on and line up where they should as you raise it back in place.

    as far as the fans I used a zip tie to hold them up while I got the IC up there. Then removed it after. Check for burs in the IC mine had a couple sketchy ones that I removed
     
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    So far do good, I think its a worthwhile upgrade.
     
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    If you want your manifold temps to drop even more, take the shutters out. I did this about a month after I installed my CVF intercooler and now there only is a 10 - 15 degree difference between intake and manifold temps when cruising. (90+ degree weather) Even after the intercooler install there was still a 20 degree difference or higher with the shutters in.
     

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