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EGR Delete Inspection Issues (Texas)

Has anybody had issues with inspection after an EGR delete in Texas? Both full blown delete and some of the sneaky methods? Been searching through the forums for some feedback from users in Texas but not finding threads specific enough. Its on my todo list in March and trying to finalize the route im going to take. Thanks
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If you are worried about inspection I'd go for a sneaky block off setup and leave the EGR valve in but turn it off with a tune.
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i only have the egr cooler block off and havent had any problems, also straight piped. with just the egr block off i dont think they can know without hooking it up to a computer. or taking it apart.

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I doubt they will even look for it. I'd bet they wouldn't know if it didn't have a cat from the factory either.

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Wow I thought straight pipes would be a guaranteed fail. I live in Williamson county, that and Travis county are one of the few in the state that do emissions/smog testing but the diesel is exempt as of right now. I was failed last year for 20% tint on the windows so just wary of having to redo stuff if they fail me for it. From what ive heard they are more picky in the area the past few years. I think I may just gut the cat so it looks stock from the outside and go with the blockoff plates on either side of the EGR. Appreciate the responses, glad to see they donít plug it in and scan.
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I doubt you would have any issues with a full EGR delete kit and a SCT tuner to disable the codes that the full EGR delete kit would throw.

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I doubt you would have any issues with a full EGR delete kit and a SCT tuner to disable the codes that the full EGR delete kit would throw.
I have had the EGR valve unplugged for the last month or so and yet to get a CEL, thought for sure I would get one. I am getting an SCT but holding off until I figure out what I have money to do with mod's so I can minimize the number of custom tunes. After I cleaned the valve and saw all the gunk down there I just left unplugged.
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I have had the EGR valve unplugged for the last month or so and yet to get a CEL, thought for sure I would get one. .... After I cleaned the valve and saw all the gunk down there I just left unplugged.
If your truck is an '03 or very early '04 (dont quote me on the '04 model year - I've heard some are and some are not but the '03's are a definite here) - the EGR readings were not programed into the computer to throw a code. The system was designed ('03) to be controlled by the computer but not to alert the computer to a problem.

That said - if you unplug the EGR from the top of the engine - you can drive around all day for years and never get a code. Likewise - if there is no code generated by the computer - there is no code to alert the reviewers to a problem.

I would assume the same to be true with a delete program by SCT tune program writers. If they (now I dont have SCT - so I am speculating here) write a tune to disengage the EGR system - then a scan of the engine will only show what the engine is "now" programed to show - which would include the now deleted EGR system - in other words - the deleted system would be "non-existant" and not show in the scan. Right?


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I have an 05 f350 and my assumption is the same you mentioned above about being tuned out. I would think once its tuned out the inspectors scanner would not see an error and pass as a result. Visual inspection was more of my concern as I didn't know what the TX inspectors look at. If some are able to get away with straight pipes they certiantly aren't looking for an EGR to be present.
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Has anybody had issues with inspection after an EGR delete in Texas? Both full blown delete and some of the sneaky methods? Been searching through the forums for some feedback from users in Texas but not finding threads specific enough. Its on my todo list in March and trying to finalize the route im going to take. Thanks
I am not certified but have worked at a couple TSI stations and the hoods are not even opened on diesels. Just make sure ur CEL isn't on.

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