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If you use a carbon steel plate plug, it may burn a hole over time because of high egt's. Carbon steel has a lower melting point than stainess steel. So it has a greater chance of burning up.
But if you use a 304 stainless steel plate plug and (tig) weld it into place, it will last longer than the up pipe will. The up pipe is made up of stainless (304).
I built my own delete set up for my ride. I cut out the scoop and welded in a 1/4" stainless plate. Then I tig welded both ends of the cooler to seal it up to prevent any leaks with 1/4" stainless.
As far as heat sink, the whole engine is a serious heat sink. But I would rather have a 1/4" plate plug than a sheet metal plug.
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2005 F-350 CC SB FX4 Lariat, 6.0,
SCT X3 with Spartan Tunes
MRBP 304ss 4" exhaust
Autometer 4-gauge pillar w/ Ultra Lites II
ARP head studs
Modified EGR and Up Pipe
MagHy-Tech tranny pan
2.5" Cage leveling kit
Dieselsite coolant filter kit
Upfitter switches: #4 high idle
Custom built traction bars