Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Moyock, NC
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Well, after two days of working on it, it is finally egr-less. It makes a world of difference. 200 degrees cooler. I deleted the whole egr system and cleaned the vanes and now it will scream with no turbo sticking.
My impressions of the kit:
Packaged well and looks awesome. The nuts that came with it that were supposed to secure the mid pipe were too big. Had to go to the parts store to get some 5/16 nuts. I did not like the 12-point bolts either.
The directions....well let's just say they were lacking some info (for the first time shadetree mechanic). There are more bolts to remove in order to get the intake to lift up. Heater pipe bracket that connects to the alternator, 2 15mm shroud bolts, and another bracket in the front. You also have to take the serpentine belt off the alternator. When you loosen the manifold bolts, you have to loosen the passenger side almost all the way and the driver side almost as much. That was the biggest pain and took the most time just figuring out what to loosen and how much. Once it was all out, it went pretty quick.
Here is a breakdown...
Remove degas bottle
remove intercooler to turbo piping
disconnect map sensor hose from manifold
remove turbo and pedestal
take belt off alternator
remove three bolts to egr cooler
remove bolt on heater piping bracked on the side of the alternator bracket and turn upwards.
remove 2 fan shroud bolts (15mm) from intake and the other bolt on front of intake that goes to a bracket (don't remember what it is for).
remove mid pipe from passenger side
loosen ALL of the intake manifold bolts until there is about 2 threads holding them in.
lift up on the intake (passenger side)
push down on the egr cooler to release it from the intake
slide egr cooler back then lift up and pull it forward, then chunk it as far as you can (I got about 30ft).
tighten the intake back down using a torque wrench (specs are in the instructions)
reinstall all bolts and belt
install the cooler delete (kinda place it up there so you know how much hose you will need to trim off and do that first)
remove the egr valve
install the billet cover in it's place.
install the new mid pipe.
install the turbo pedestal and turbo
re-attach map sensor hose
install the intake, ic piping and degas bottle
fill with correct antifreeze
pray to the diesel gods to bless your truck with no leaks...
fire it up
enjoy a cooler running engine.
I am sure I left something out.... But that is the basics... Well worth the $$$. Great kit, just the mechanic was lacking...
05 F250 4x4 CC, 9.5" Rize/Icon, 38" Toyos, 20x12 Pacers, 5" MBRP, AFE stage 2, Cass 190s, Powermax, ELC w/filter, RCD EGR delete
04 Excursion 4x4, vacation bus
Project 1979 F250 6.0 powered in progress
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