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Reading the Kennedy Diesel tech tip on tapping the upper intake on a 2004.5 I have came up with some questions.
Do I need to replace the gaskets of the upper intake when reinstalling?
And does anyone have the torque values for the bolts and nuts?
Has anyone else used this same method and was it straight forward?

Thanks for your help!!!
 

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Every Day Diesel;1558305; said:
Reading the Kennedy Diesel tech tip on tapping the upper intake on a 2004.5 I have came up with some questions.
Do I need to replace the gaskets of the upper intake when reinstalling?
And does anyone have the torque values for the bolts and nuts?
Has anyone else used this same method and was it straight forward?

Thanks for your help!!!
1. No, you don't need to replace gaskets.
2. I did mine "snug" tight and have had no issues for over a year. Don't know actual torque values.
3. Yes, and yes. :)
Here's a pic of where I tapped mine for the boost gauge.
 

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There is no reason that you can't tap it without removing it. I did mine.
1. Remove intercooler tube from alum intake.
2. Stuff rag into alum intake.
3. Place shop vac hose into alum intake. Turn it on.
4. Drill hole in alum intake. All the chips go into the vac.
5. Tap hole. Keep the vacum on.
6. Turn vacum off.
7. Remove rag in intake.
8. Install fitting.
9. Reassemble intake hose.

I did mine this way and have had zero problems. The shop vac is creating such a strong suction that there is absolutely no way that chips are being left!

-Nel
 
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