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Old 05-11-2018, 05:42 AM   #1
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2017 H&S Intercooler Pipe OEM replacement

Good morning everyone. How many of you have installed the H&S Intercooler Pipe on your 2017 Ford F350 6.7L Powerstrokes? I've been reading a lot about how they blow up and leave you stranded on the side of the road. Why does Ford use such a part if they know it will blow up?
What's your advice on whether to replace it now or wait and see what happens? Thank you in advance for your replies!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:52 AM   #2
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I replaced mine last fall using the H&S. The original had been replace under warranty at about 17,000 miles along with the cooler. At about 102,000 I decided after a couple folks on the Ford truck forum (FTE) suggested that there could be a problem. After pulling the old one off, found that it was starting to get soft at the CAC.

If you do replace the CAC tube, be aware that H&S offer two versions. One needs to use a tuner, the other will work on the stock engine. My only complaint with mine was the clamps -- there are better ones for a few bucks.

Also, there are other brands that physically look better but don't work any better
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:00 AM   #3
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Mine went out at about 70k miles with NO WARNING! Was towing Montana on flat ground at 62mph and KABOOM!
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