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Old 04-11-2014, 05:43 AM
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Bulletproof vs Factory

As I'm looking to Bulletproof my ride I'm thinking which should I get from this site, standard duty Bulletproof or standard duty factory oem. What is better? Also I have a good mechanic he has experience in diesel but it's not his specialty he should be able to install as even regular handy people are supposed to be able to install right?
FYI I use my truck for urban use, road trips and now towing at the moment.


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Assuming you are speaking EGR cooler stuff here, I would go with the Bulletproof EGR cooler (don't do a delete), and the oil cooler service kit. 2004.25 and up, I would also do the branch tube adapter upgrade (eliminate STC fitting). Oil cooler restriction is basically the start of almost all that ails a 6.0L. Typically, the oil cooler becomes restricted, causing the EGR cooler to be denied proper coolant flow. The EGR cooler becomes super hot, causing it to rupture. Additionally, the restriction can cause localized boiling of coolant, and high pressure areas within the cooling system, which can cause head gasket issues.
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If you can do any kind of wrench turning then I would say you could do this job. I did mine and I will be the first guy to tell you Im far from a mechanic. Im getting better...but I have brought a box of parts to a mechanic and said the words "can you put this back together?"
The instructions are awesome. Heck you will get a step by step book. With PICTURES!!!!!The instructions were so good I kept mine just in case I gotta go back in.
I would say the big thing was just getting up the nerve once you open the hood and see all them hoses. The wires are no big deal cause the plugs wont go in the wrong plug and they have been in the same position so long the will tell you were they go. Getting them apart can be fun. buy my suggestion on that would be get a small straight blade screw driver and a leather glove so you don't ram the thing in your hand.
As far as to what oil cooler. When I actually had the OEM oil cooler in my hand I could not believe how small it was. Cooling the oil is a very needed job if that motor is gonna have any chance of surviving. A lot is being asked of this little box. Then you sit it next to the BPD oil cooler. Now the BPD set up is a actual radiator type set up. You have to use 2 hands to pick it up. Not to mention the filters. These are friggin MAN SIZE filters. There just bad azz. And you throw the bypass oil filter on and heck now you got 2 MAN SIZE OIL FILTERS! This is a diesel for pete sake. Not some little smart car thing. The oem filters on my wifes Mazda are almost the same size! And I could fit here car in the back of my f350!!!
The biggest thing about the bpd set up is I have never heard of a BPD set up failing. I live in a very small town and personally know of 5 oem set ups that have failed. Not to mention how many on here that I have read about. If you plan on having this truck for any time then Id say go with the BPD set up. If you live were it gets any kind of cold Id also suggest you look at the cold weather set up. If your towing a lot or running a low geared dually Id say tell them what you have and go for the bigger set up. (with the low gears running down the highway your rpms are higher and your flowing more oil through the cooler. They have a larger cooler for these set up's) I believe at 2400 rpm that your pumping 18 gallons of oil a minute through the cooler. I may be off on that number....
In case you haven't figured it out Im a major fan of BPD. These guys are awesome to have on your team. In the 6.0 world you will not find better aftermarket equipment. These guys own the top spot. Spendy? Ya Worth it? You bet.

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2004.25 and up, I would also do the branch tube adapter upgrade (eliminate STC fitting).
If I am not mistaken, the STC fitting was not used until the new style HPOP was introduced on the 2005 model.

For reference, I have attached a link to a pdf file of the three different HPO systems.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att...system-6.0.pdf

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I could probably get you an exact serial number split, but you either have one or don't.
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It's a 2003 so I'm assuming it doesn't correct?

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no, it does not
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No stc in the 03

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Right now my deltas at fine but I'm leaking a bit of oil (not sure from where) guys at outlaw diesel said its just the gaskets to keep an eye on it. and so whenever I get around to that I mind as well get everything done .I also want a sinister diesel oil filter. Not sure what else I would need. Outlaw Diesel says they will do it all for 4200.00 2 year warranty including head studs.

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I have replaced several oil cooler with OEM and EGR coolers with BPD in the last couple years. BPD makes great coolers. I need to do an oil cooler on my Excursion and would love to put the heavy duty BPD oil cooler on but money is too tight right now. As for an EGR cooler. If your not going to delete it, us a BPD unit.
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