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Egr plugged?

How often does your egr get plugged? This is the 3rd to like since September


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How often do you let it idle? I've also noticed adding cetane booster helps keep it clean..and run the truck like you stole it every once in awhile to keep her clean. These 6.0s love it when you smash the skinny pedal

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It idles a bit due to always stopping in traffic to put signs out, but I get on it quite a bit. Should've bought another 7.3


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Take the EGR out. The trucks do like to be worked though. If I don't run mine for a while I take it out for a good ride and put it through some full boost runs.

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I drive interstate at least hour a day. Pretty aggressively. I think it may come down to bulletproofing this winter


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6.0 is a great engine, just have to keep up on routine maintenance and monitor it. But with aftermarket upgrades you can make all of the 6.0 problems disappear. If your job requires you to idle a bit, I'd run Cetane booster through it..maybe even consider an EGR delete, they're relatively inexpensive. Or just get proficient with cleaning the EGR and do it regularly. Obviously its not hard to take out..2 screws and a sensor, but if your EGR is getting coked up, imagine what its doing to the intake.

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Just quoted egr delete they want 1100 and 4000 for gaskets/studs. Told em to go fly a kite


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yea..I'd do it myself. basic tools and a few hours and you could have it done for just the cost of the Delete..(think like $200 or so) You'll basically need 7/16 deep for CAC (maybe even a 7/16 wrench..some of my CAC studs were really long), 10mm and 8mm for bolts, pry bar (for turbo), pliers (for clamps), some extensions, 3/8 drive, 3/8 swivel...I'd just set a Saturday or sunday aside for the work..or even just a good full evening worth.

Edit: Oh yea, and some rags and Torx (30 and 45 IIRC) for the intake-fuel/oil bowls, Adjustable wrench for fuel lines, and zip ties so you don't lose the compression nuts on the fuel bowl..just a helpful hint (sucks fishing them back up with a magnet)

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What else should I do while its apart


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depends on the amount of coin you have laying around. You could pressure test your High pressure system just to see if you have any problems down the road since you'll already be in the valley..real easy to change parts when the truck is opened up that far. Could update your oil cooler..but I'd only recommend that if you have a problem..You should get a monitor for the 6.0 though so you can see EOT vs ECT make sure your deltas are within 15*. I also like to take apart my turbo, clean up everything inside and replace all of the gaskets and O-rings..kit is like $15. And since you'll have the intake off, maybe try cleaning it up a bit..either get it dipped at a machine shop..or try some dishsoap. If you're EGR is dirty, chances are the intake is too.

If you do decide to go this route though..Keep your valley super clean..I mean really really clean. Any debris gets into your oil will find its way to your High Pressure Oil System and most likely blow out your IPR valve. When I had my truck apart I also factored in oil/filter change, fuel filter change, and did a coolant flush to make it ELC.

To answer your question though, when you have it apart that far..your options are limitless..if you had the coin and you plan on tuning it in the future..maybe even go as far as studs and gaskets.. (that's a bit further, but you'll have the engine open enough to remove heads if you wanted to)

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edge cs, k&n, revx, warn lockers, rhino bars
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