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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2007, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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6.4 air filter clogging with snow

this weekend i took my 6.4 to maine in a snow storm and halfway there it said to check air filter and lost all power and boost. We took off the air box and it was packed with ice and snow. we had to keep cleaning it every 20 min to get there. Has this happened to anyone else yet? this will be a real pain in the ***** for people who travel or plow
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same thing happened to me this weekend. I ended up pointing the intake tube entry upward.
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I've been wondering what the official "Ford" solution will be to this. Seems pretty urgent to come up with something considering the number of trucks out there now and the amount of snow that has been making its way across the country lately. I'm headed up to Maine as well, soon. Hope it's sunny. :
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Same thing happened to my friends neighbour this weekend in Eastern Alberta. Said the whole thing is packed with snow. I never looked but he said the intake is in the side vent.
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I thought they did Millions of miles of testing...did it not happen to then when they tested in snow?:shrug:
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I thought they did Millions of miles of testing...did it not happen to then when they tested in snow?:shrug:

Thats what im wondering,what about all the R&D? Wouldnt take much to see that we had a bad intake design along with sucking the filter minder down into the yellow.. :shrug:

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The intake is actually at the front under the battery box. For issued a Bulletin stating that you require a winter front to eliminate the problem. I installed an all season stainless front that looks good and hopefully will avoid the problem. I've had mine installed since the spring. I installed it originally to prevent further stone damage to my intercooler. Had two good hits already prior to install. Haven't had one since.So far no snow problems. I checked my filter today and it's fine.
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Snow packing of air filter/air induction:
If snow obstructs the air induction/air filter on the 2008 F-SuperDuty, there is a winter grill cover available to correct this problem. The cover is a customer purchase item, and must be installed as per the included instructions. The cover should be removed in temperatures above 50 degrees for normal driving, or 32 degrees when towing. Symptoms include a lack of power under acceleration and resticted air filter lamp illumination. Part number 8C34-19A413-AA. Broadcast Message 0284, 7323.
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So ford expects us to pay for there problem with the poor designed air intake's... Doesnt seem right to me,heck we pay 49k for these trucks and they done a TON of R&D .. :givemebeer

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I just checked my filter after our nice snow storm... The filter is wet!!h I thought my truck was driving a little funny. It has been smoking on and off during that snow storm too.
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