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will my head studs still go out if egr is deleted

i have a 2005 f250 6.0 i have no problems with it at this moment the only things done to it are straight pipe exsuaht and an EGR delete kit if i have an egr delete will my head studs still go out or will it take them longer to if i put a tuner on it
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did an egr delete last december and have been on IDPs street file since then. 57,000kms have gone by and im still in the clear. be easy on it when its cold, get rid of fords gold coolant if you havent already and keep an eye on your deltas. even though my heads havent lifted i am still anticipating it happening one day. egr delete will reduce risk but it is not a solution


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i have a 2005 f250 6.0 i have no problems with it at this moment the only things done to it are straight pipe exsuaht and an EGR delete kit if i have an egr delete will my head studs still go out or will it take them longer to if i put a tuner on it
Having an EGR delete will help, but won't protect you from the heads lifting and stretching the headbolts out. There are some good articles on this site to read thru that will explain all you need to know about your 6.0.

If you plan to tune it (which isn't a bad thing) then make sure you have some way to read/monitor your truck's vitals. Knowing what your EOT (Engine Oil Temp), ECT (Engine Coolant Temp), and EGT (Exhaust Gas Temp) are extremely important when running tunes.

EDIT: Of course, you should get a monitoring device anyway - regardless if you plan on tuning or not.

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Would my head studs go out fast if I only put a really small tune on it like 60 or below horse
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Your head studs won't do anything?
What can happen is you can blow out the head gaskets if you have too high of a tune and with the factory head bolts it is more likely to happen. Studding the heads is a better way of fastening the cylinder heads to the block, they wont stretch like the steel in the oem will.
I would stay in the lower hp tunes and as said above never stand on it cold real hard on cylinder head gaskets. Always let a diesel warm up completely before pushing it hard or it will push back.lol


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Would my head studs go out fast if I only put a really small tune on it like 60 or below horse
We've got a member running Chris @ TSD's Super Panty Dropper tune (which is for studded trucks only, to my knowledge) and he's on stock headbolts and hasn't lifted the heads yet... however, he's expecting them to go and has a set of ARP studs waiting for whenever it happens.

Honestly, the biggest thing is to get some gauges or a monitoring device to see how much damage (if any) has been done to your truck throughout it's life so far. If all of your temps check out fine, then yes - I'd say you'd be good with getting a mild tune - however you still need to monitor temps (especially your EGTs). Most tuners (I'm assuming you're going to get a custom tune, which I recommend) will ask what you have, and when you tell them you're still running stock bolts, they'll make sure you have a "safe" tune.

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