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Old 12-28-2009, 05:53 PM
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I have seen numerous posts and threads stating to plug or disconnect this. I am having the same symptoms as most folks with mine but I am curious on the best way (Cheapest!)to "disconnect" the EBPV and what if any are the long term consequences? Thanks in advance for your input......
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to disconnect it? just unplug it....

gutting it is a different story...
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ok, can someone tell me the best way to unplug the EBPV?
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ok, can someone tell me the best way to unplug the EBPV?

There is a plug under the turbo, on the turbo pedistal...

flip up the metal clip, pull out the connector... and your done.

Or fix the underlying issue and have a functioning EBPV and a proper running truck...
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I unplugged mine on my 95 and forgot about it.
Any thoughts, preferences or advice on using a EBPV for an exhaust brake?
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I unplugged mine on my 95 and forgot about it.
Any thoughts, preferences or advice on using a EBPV for an exhaust brake?

Ran one on my 97 from about 50k until I sold the truck at 270k... Superchips, no gauges and one factory ford rebuild E4od...

Ran one on my 99 from about 140k until it was traded at 270k... Chipped and everything...

Ran one on the 01 until I pulled the factory set up off at about 110k...

They work great! I really liked the SPDiesel kit I ran on the 99 and 01, but I also had a "hyperdiesel" kit on the 97.

I never did the DIY route, liked the plug and play of the SP kit...
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Well, with as much towing as I do I am thankin about riggin a EBPV brake with a relay . Only two of my trailers has brakes and I smoke my rear drums quite often on the truck when loaded.
I was asking somebody about doing this the other day they said it would blow my collector donuts a lot faster and be hard on the turbo.

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Well, with as much towing as I do I am thankin about riggin a EBPV brake with a relay . Only two of my trailers has brakes and I smoke my rear drums quite often on the truck when loaded.
I was asking somebody about doing this the other day they said it would blow my collector donuts a lot faster and be hard on the turbo.

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It will not cause any bad or ill effect other then your tranny... You need to lock the TC if you have a auto. Also, the higher the RPM's the better it works... Within reason of course...
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So? If the TCC stays locked in no problemo? I have a TCC switch that I lock in at about 35-40 and keep it locked till I near stop.
Thanks you done my fart good-hart good hearnng this .
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So? If the TCC stays locked in no problemo? I have a TCC switch that I lock in at about 35-40 and keep it locked till I near stop.
Thanks you done my fart good-hart good hearnng this .

The only other issue is tranny pressures, but so long as you do keep the RPM's up its not an issue.

low rpm's mean lower tranny pressures, which means slippage... Not an issue if you keep the RPM's up.
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