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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Lil black box ?!

I went to get my oil changed for the first time . The guy changing my oil said he also had a 7.3 . He was telling me about some inexpensive upgrades , he said that there's a lil black box on my valve cover with a hose that I could unplug and bypass and it would greatly effect my performance ( improve ) .Is there any truth to this and if so what is the best way to go about it ?
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I went to get my oil changed for the first time . The guy changing my oil said he also had a 7.3 . He was telling me about some inexpensive upgrades , he said that there's a lil black box on my valve cover with a hose that I could unplug and bypass and it would greatly effect my performance ( improve ) .Is there any truth to this and if so what is the best way to go about it ?
ccv mod. great mod, keeps oil blow by from entering the intake system. you can run a catch can if you want but most people run a hose to the back of the truck and let it dump.
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Thanx for the info . I'm totally stock at the moment , but taking baby steps . Looking for more durability than performance . I figure exhaust and air intake will get me by . I see you have the 6637 filter . I want to do this but I'm on dusty ROW's a lot . Is this filter susceptible to dust ?
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they sell washable external wraps for them. as far as the dust goes, on a friends mud truck we cut up large truck mud flaps to seal the wheel well engine bay area the best we could. i couldnt believe how well it kept the mud out from under the hood.
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Thanx for the info . I'm totally stock at the moment , but taking baby steps . Looking for more durability than performance . I figure exhaust and air intake will get me by . I see you have the 6637 filter . I want to do this but I'm on dusty ROW's a lot . Is this filter susceptible to dust ?
Ford AIS is best if your in a lot of dirt.

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He is referring to the CCV mod. It does nothing performance wise. It will just keep oil out of the intake.

Intake and exhaust are a good start. You can do the 6637, AIS, or you can go with aftermarket setups. All will work better than the stock setup. A 4" exhaust system should do fine for you as well.

The next mods after that are usually gauges and tunes.

We can get you going with everything you need if you are interested.

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He is referring to the CCV mod. It does nothing performance wise. It will just keep oil out of the intake.
you must have missed the second post
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I saw it. Just wanted to clarify it wasn't a performance mod
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unless it is one of those ebay black box resistor mods
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I saw it. Just wanted to clarify it wasn't a performance mod
agreed....i say its a completely useless mod...who cares if a little vaporized oil goes into the engine, it'll help things more than it will hurt....unless you have excessive blowby in which case you've got bigger problems to worry about

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