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To Bulletproof or Delete?

Brought my Ex in to be evaluated for the leak its had for a few weeks and confirmed EGR cooler. I chose this shop while keeping that in mind because of the Bulletproof kit that he uses. He gave me the option sayin that the delete and the upgraded EGR cooler is fairly close in cost and labor is the same. He wouldn't give me a no BS answer on which one I should go with, so I'm turning it over to the more wise and weathered when it comes to going through this already and prob multiple times. I figured the EGR cooler has a job and why not replace it with a better one, thought I would go with everyones input first



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If you don't have a tail pipe sniff test where you live, I recommend the BPD delete. It's what I installed in mine. The only way to tell that it's a delete is to sniff test it..... If you do have a sniff test, then the BPD EGR cooler.

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I am VERY happy with my BPD setup. I would go with the upgraded EGR cooler since it will be the same for labor and you won't worry about a check engine light for reduced EGR flow.

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4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
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BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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I am VERY happy with my BPD setup. I would go with the upgraded EGR cooler since it will be the same for labor and you won't worry about a check engine light for reduced EGR flow.
03 - 04 don't throw codes for low EGR flow. and the BPD EGR delete is the same install as a OEM or BPD cooler.

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03 - 04 don't throw codes for low EGR flow. and the BPD EGR delete is the same install as a OEM or BPD cooler.
Actually they do, they just don't set a check engine light. It's called a soft code. I didn't even realize what year his Ex was. Even still, I would go with the cooler.

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4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
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Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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Great input guys thanks! Anyone have the BPD oil cooler?



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Yep, I sure do. What would you like to know about it?
Here's a pic of the cooler block


Air-to-oil heat exchanger


Upgraded EGR cooler

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4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
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Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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I deleted mine Dec 2009. Have put 35,000 on it since. I have no emissions test here in NH, so no problem there. Be sure to REPLACE oil cooler. After seeing what the intake manifold looked like. I was convinced it had to go! Engines should not be re-breathing soot!
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I deleted mine Dec 2009. Have put 35,000 on it since. I have no emissions test here in NH, so no problem there. Be sure to REPLACE oil cooler. After seeing what the intake manifold looked like. I was convinced it had to go! Engines should not be re-breathing soot!
I agree. I was glad to get rid of all that excess heat and soot, and the truck runs so much better without it.

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My 05 has not set a soft or hard CEL since I deleted the cooler. Well mine is welded and the EGR valve is still in place and working, just not doing anything. Maybe it will set a CEL if the valve is removed.

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