To Bulletproof or Delete? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:13 AM
Northwest Stroker
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Carbon huffing animal
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Knox Vegas, TN
Posts: 1,976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,193
Thanks: 13
Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:25 AM
Carbon huffing animal
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Knox Vegas, TN
Posts: 1,976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Eye View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-08-2011, 11:28 AM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,193
Thanks: 13
Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SixStringMadness View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-08-2011, 06:34 PM
Northwest Stroker
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Great input guys thanks! Anyone have the BPD oil cooler?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-09-2011, 06:00 AM
Slacker



 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 17,193
Thanks: 13
Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:07 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-10-2011, 10:53 AM
Carbon huffing animal
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Knox Vegas, TN
Posts: 1,976
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dzlpwr1 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-11-2011, 11:39 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Petrolia, Ontario
Posts: 76
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to sthomps
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors