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post #41 of 48 Old 02-22-2011, 07:24 PM
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Pressure test to see if head gaskets are blown. Get a new oil cooler and egr delete. Flush and fill with CAT EC-1 rated ELC coolant. Install coolant filtration system. Clean turbo if needed while it's off. EGR delete won't help if oil cooler is clogged with crappy gold coolant.

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would heads blow even with studs?? EGR is deleted... Oil cooler was replaced last year when gaskets, EGR was done... studs we always there... Coolant is green stuff... wondering if Thermostat is problem here???

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post #43 of 48 Old 02-23-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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so whats the best egr delete kit out there guys?
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thanks skota. if i delete the egr then i dont need to have a coolant finlter installed right? if not whats the price of one of those?
Your welcome.....I would definitely still install the coolant filter because it will help to prevent the engine oil cooler from plugging up. Even if the egr is deleted or bypassed its still just as important. The coolant passages in the engine oil cooler are extremely small and because they are small the cooler actually behaves as a filter trapping small particles/debris/silicates in the coolant. Eventually the oil cooler gets restricted/plugged up and causes problems. If you add the coolant filter into the system and change it regularly the oil cooler wont get so much debris trapped in it and the oil cooler will operate correctly for a longer time. The coolant should be changed/flushed regularly too. The coolant filter kits are in the $120 to $200 range depending on where you shop. They are simple to install. If having one installed while doing the coolers or head gaskets most techs wont charge you much (if anything) to install it while he is doing the repair.
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well the verdict is in boys.......... coolant is leaking from the heads. sweet.
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well the verdict is in boys.......... coolant is leaking from the heads. sweet.
So, are you going to have "your mechanic" fix it, or the dealer that diagnosed it? Just curious, what are they quoting your for parts and labour to repair, if you don't mind sharing?

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Well, FYI... I got mine done last year, and cost me about 2200, heads checked by shop, new oil cooler, all fluids, gaskets... I had to supply black onyx gaskets.

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Well, changed the thermo... think I need to burp it some more tho... gettn a lil heat now when rev it a lil... Any suggestions??? its studded, blk onxy gaskets, EGR Deleted,

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