my flex plate cracked, so I have trans out and was reading about bellowed up-pipes and assuming they would be easier to change while trans is out and do they really need to be changed, around the upper claps there is about 2 inches of black soot all they way around pipe, how much power am I loosing from a leak like that, will I notice the diff with new up pipes.
and as far as my turbo goes, my turbine has a little up and down play, im sure any play is not good, but how much is way to much, it barely moves, you can feel it, and maybe see it move a little, very slight visual movement
so my questions
1-how much harder to change up-pipes with trans in, (I would love to do it now but money is always an issue, plus I need to get truck back on road) If its A LOT easier with trans out I will have to come up with the money to get pipes, and will it make mush of a diff in HP
2-turbo-whats the best/cheapest way to fix, will a rebuild kit include bearings, should I upgrade turbine while im in there, is it something that needs to be done now or could it what, I bought the truck used w/ 190,000 about 3 years ago and only put about 15,000 miles on it, It has more turbo wine that any of my other trucks, but I got them new
3- are there any other upgrades I should do with trans out and if I get into turbo.
I have 6 stage chip
just has billet TC
rebuilt to put back in
air heater eliminated-to use hole for boost psi
6.0 trans cooler
stage 1 injectors
planning on doing 6637 and ccv
thank you for help, jeremy