The Job From HELL Part II
So now I have all the delete pipe and the ECO Tune Flash Tool so I'm all set to start.
Well the Eco Tune went great couple calls and it was read/loaded to the ECU no problem. THe DPF was off now just to insert the DPF pipe. RIGHT!
Well, things got alot worse than with the removal than just grinding all the bolts in half. Now all the remains were welded in the flande holes and they had to be removed, are you kidding me?? 8 hours latter after drilling, 2 broken bits, heating, soaking and pounding, I got then all out and then I insatalled the DPF pipe. Total time about 10-12 hours of hell. Talk about pathetic engineering. The hanger bolts are suicide (over one hour) to say nothing for the front flange.
So the next day I go out for a test drive. It was louder, almost allot, but I could live with it, some what more vibration and more turbo lag. So the wife and I go for a spin...Oh it's too loud. ya know what I mean. So instead of living for years with that kind of pain (no what I mean) I then descided to take it off and get some more of THAT Pain.
No problem, I had it off in < one hour. Now to put the DPF back on, Sure no problem. I had removed the other half of the welted nuts/studs out before standing up, so it should just slip back into place this time no problem. right.
WTF, the head end SS bolts don't fit the flange right. the fange is toooooooo FFFFEN thick and the bolts were tooooolong.. So had to cut the bolts different lengths, and one fange nut could barey fit....let alone get the thread started.
Well at least this time I had some beer. JEEEEZ I have worked on all sorts of cars but this was the worst.
So now the car is nice and quiet, runs great, maybe just a little bit more vibration at idel, gas consumption I really can't say yet, only got about 100Klms on her and the new tune loaded.
The Eco Tune was easy and the DPF pipe fit just great, but no kidding think twice about removing that DPF or rent a hoist with some good lighting.