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I have 2 2003 F350, 7.3L. Both supposedly the same year (2003) and month (August) of manufacture. I recently moved a bunch of Banks parts (intakes, turbo, spider pipe, etc) from one truck to the other. When I went to put the stock stuff back onto the truck that I removed the upgrades from, the turbo up-pipe was about 1 inch too high and could not be finagled into position by any amount of loosening exhaust flanges, turbo pedestal bolts etc. So I purchased a 99.5+ non-EBP pedestal, and voila the flanges line up. Now that I'm putting the intake boots on, they're about 1/2" too short and it looks like the turbo sits about 1/2" too high. I'm starting to wonder if the truck I took the "stock" parts off of actually had an early 1999 engine even though I bought it (and it is placarded) as 2003? Does anyone know if the stock early 99 pedestal is slightly taller than the stock 99.5+ (2003)?

Does anyone know how if there are any identifying features on an early 1999 engine versus a later 99.5 - 20003?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

-Wade
 

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Not sure, but I think the Banks kit uses different up pipes and I think the wye is bigger too.
 

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Thanks. I forgot to mention that I've replaced the y up-pipes with stock ones on the truck Im trying to put the stock parts back onto. Im pretty certain this truck has a 2003 engine. Its the truck that the stock parts came off of that I'm suspecting is an early 1999 engine.
 

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Early 99 turbo has 2 inch intake plenums and 4 bolts on the compressor cover.
No AIH in the spyder either.
 

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Turbo on the early 99 sits lower (pedestal is shorter), and spider and plenums are smaller dia too as blue99stroker mentioned.


If you're depending on the valve cover sticker to ID the year of the engine, that's not definitive. See if the serial no stamped on the bottom of the engine (near the oil filter housing) matches the sticker. It may not if someone has swapped valve covers.
 
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