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post #1 of 13 Old 03-15-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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EGR fix, good or bad

I unpluged my egr and the truck runs great now but will there be proulblems down the road with the cooler. Or should I play it safe and put on the egr delete kit. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Delete it. The problems with the egr valve itself is that it gets gunked up and starts sticking. You still have that dreaded egr cooler in place which directs exhaust to the intake. The egr cooler is prone to fail and will cause lots of other problems.
Dump and run... Delete that thing. FCDP has a sweet setup (kinda expensive but you get a solidly welded intake with no chance of leaks. Downside to that is if you ever have to pass an emissions test, you will need your egr valve. RCD, Sinister are pretty much the same thing.. Any are effective and 1000% better than the egr system.

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Thats what I was figuring, just hate to spend 450 on a piece of pipe and some plates. But with a new egr being about 380 its worth it. Thanks for your opinion. Steve O
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there are around 250 on ebay! do some shopping before you buy

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Its looking like I am about to do the EGR delete and probably a head gasket(even though its not blown) and head studs. I am then eyeing a big air intake and a nice exhaust. This should be enough for now...But back to the EGR problem, I am looking at FCDP, Sinister, and BD...I am right in the boat with o.c on this one
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Which of the three is the best one to go with or are they all about the same. I am new to the 6.0 and am trying to do as much prevenitive maintainence as I can and this is number one of what i'm sure is many I will be doing.
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Definitely delete it. I bought the FCDP full delete and even though it is a little pricey I feel like it is the best kit on the market. If you are going to keep your truck for a while then i think that a couple hundred more is not much for the reliability.

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First Coast Diesel Performance is the better of the three just because it eliminates the possibility of oring failure. All the others use plates with orings to block the emtpy holes in the intake and FCDP welds them up. Theirs are $630, which is about half of what it was a year ago. As far as being effective....they all do the same thing, and RCD (which is what I have) and Sinister Diesel are copycats of each other and can be had for less that $300. Check ebay..

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They also have this.. FCDP EGR Block Off with Cap. Is that anygood? or should i just go with the full Delete?
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yep the block off pipe is half of the full EGR delete, you cant go wrong with it.

Thanks guys for the good info posted here on our delete kits, if you need anymore info, please feel free to ask.

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