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Old 03-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

Hey guys, I need some help. I've searched the diesel forums and googled my brains out with little success. After recent work on the AC and a fuel filter billet cap installation (at two different places) I noticed that the bracket that holds the oil filler pipe is missing. One mechanic says it's not there on the trucks but isn't sure about the vans and the other says it was already missing when he worked on the AC. Either way, the oil filler pipe has way too much play.

So, the missing bracket appears to have gone over both the oil filler pipe and the foil covered AC line (I think that's what it is) as shown by these two pictures. There are three strut mounts to which it appears to have been bolted. On the 2005 van with the 6.0 the oil filler tube is located on the driver's side at the top.

I'd appreciate if one of you SMB homies with the 6.0 could pop the hood and indeed confirm that the bracket is indeed on the vans and there isn't any play in the tube. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

Things look different on my 2004. But there is virtually no play on the oil filler tube. Maybe 1/4" when you wiggle it hard. But oddly enough I have a missing bolt of some sort too in what I think is the same basic location. I was not able to get the angle you took your shots at so not sure about all of the brackets but one seems to be just to the left coming out of the filler tube top.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

This, from a thread I posted in the Powerstroke forum: The bracket goes from the far right alternator stud over to a stud behind the intake elbow. It supports the oil fill tube and the hot side cac tube with 3 bolts. It's common to find it or the CAC tube brackets broken off. I'm sure most guys just toss them out when they find them broken.

This makes sense to me, especially since I recently had the alternator replaced. There's too much play in the oil filler tube for my comfort level. I'll post up if I find the actual part.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

We have an 05, and there is definitely a U shaped bracket arching over all that from the alternator toward the driver's side. Nearly no wiggle to the oil-fill tube.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

That bracket also reduces the movement of that big charge air cooler (CAC) tube. Movement over time can allow the CAC tube to blow off of the turbo, a huge PITA to put back on.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

My CAC tube has zero wiggle... That sounded fine in my head but now that I've typed it out I'm wondering if I'm breaking any forum rules?
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

OK, narrowing it down a bit with some help from Tousley Ford. Great place if you need OEM parts.

I haven't figured out yet if this schematic is for the F series or E series or it may not matter. But the bracket may be SK864 which also attaches to the thermostat housing. I could live with a little play in my filler pipe ...
but having the CAC boot blow off would be unbearable
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Re: 6.0 PSD Oil Fill Tube Bracket question

Ok, if anyone else is missing the bracket the part # is 4C2Z-6K864-AA. It also bolts to the aluminum intake elbow as well as the alternator. $21.99 at Tousley. You will also need two M8 locking nuts and two M8x30mm bolts.

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