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Old 04-06-2009, 01:31 PM
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EGR HELP!!!

Hi all im Ken, im new here and just picked up an 06 f350 6.0. Im lookin for info on the egr system as i see there is a bunch of common issues with it. What is the best way to go after this, bypass the whole system? If so, is it a big job. What does it involve. Who makes the best kit to do so? And obviously after i remove the egr i will need to program the ecu to aviod gettin a cel. Is sct the way to go with that. Are there any drivability issues after removing the egr? Im lookin to keep the engine mostly stock but dont want to have to make expensive repairs. Any info would be great. Thanks
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:41 PM
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I just replaced my EGR this morning. I have talked to 2 diferent people on this. Both FORD diesel certified. One used to work for the dealership and the other still does. The dealer guy said to keep as many things stock on this truck to keep its longevity. The guy who owns his own shop now also said to keep things stock, especially with the emissions. He said that if you are going for horsepower gains then you can start to eliminate emission equipment and add larger turbos, injectors, head studs, etc. But if you are staying as much stock as possible, then keep your EGR valve. He recommended some sort of Cetane boost to try and combat the soot factor. The soot is why I had to swap out my EGR. It was really caked on. They both warned me that it might be a EGR cooler problem. If your EGFR has failed and want some tips on getting her going again then let me know. I spent the better part of 2 days working on it and now she is running great. My 2 pennies.
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i havent had anything fail yet but i am trying to prevent it as much as possible.
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What they both told me was to run some sort of Cetane booster in the fuel. It helps burn out the soot. I have the same year as you and just turned 106K on the odo. They also both told me that it is better to run the EGR rather than without. Reason is that it actually helps keep the engine run cleaner. Problem is that the EGR, EGR cooler and this other little sensor on the exhaust manifold are a inherintley prone to failure. Isn't that great! Thanks Ford. All I can say is that it seems after talking to these to guys is that soot is the enemy of diesel. So I would look to anything that helps eliminate or reduce soot in the engine. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:13 PM
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Hey Ken, I forgot the most important thing the one tech told me. Along with waht I said above. Stop letting my truck idle and drive it a little hard at least once a day. Which is the opposite of what I was doing. I would let the damn thing idle for 15 minutes in the morning warming it up. Then drive like i was driving Miss Daisy to try and keep the mileage up. He told me to stop doing this immediatley. Warm up only for 2 minutes on cold mornings and hammer it at least once a day to blow it out. That along with the cetane should help. Good Luck. By the way the new EGR valve was $300.00 at the dealer ship. Thats alot of cetane booster.
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Hi all im Ken, im new here and just picked up an 06 f350 6.0. Im lookin for info on the egr system as i see there is a bunch of common issues with it. What is the best way to go after this, bypass the whole system? If so, is it a big job. What does it involve. Who makes the best kit to do so? And obviously after i remove the egr i will need to program the ecu to aviod gettin a cel. Is sct the way to go with that. Are there any drivability issues after removing the egr? Im lookin to keep the engine mostly stock but dont want to have to make expensive repairs. Any info would be great. Thanks
Please try to use the "search" function. You will find 5,300,589,330 threads on this subject...
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Just out of curiosity, why not ask a question. Is it taking up space or something. What's the harm?
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thanks for the advice. Ill give the cetane boost a try, and does anyone know if the egr is covered under the 100k engine factory warranty from ford, hopefully it is
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oh and next time i have a day off with nothing better to do, ill use the search
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thanks for the advice. Ill give the cetane boost a try, and does anyone know if the egr is covered under the 100k engine factory warranty from ford, hopefully it is
Yes it is covered. But then again if you would have done a search on that you would have found 3,098,090,572,973,120,987,923,654,982 on that subject!!!!!. Have a nice day.
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