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EGR Unplugged

I found some discussions about egr deletes and some of the guys said they just unplugged the egr while the ignition was off. That locks the valve closed. Claims are it will throw a code but no engine light and I can fix the code with my SCT tuner. Any thoughts on this until I can get an EGR delete. Pros and Cons of doing this?
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i have an 06 and I get 2 codes and a check eng light. This is just untill I do a sneky pipe.

I wish I knew about this when I first got this powerlover, it would have saved some gas money

Im not sure how many posts it takes but start a signiture so we know what you drive
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i have an 06 and I get 2 codes and a check eng light. This is just untill I do a sneky pipe.

I wish I knew about this when I first got this powerlover, it would have saved some gas money

Im not sure how many posts it takes but start a signiture so we know what you drive
So to unplug do you have engine off keys in your pocket??
And how much mpg did you pick up with it unpluged Might do the same before haulin the camper to bristol nascar races in a few weeks, might pick up a mile or 2 on the gal. Just till spring and I do the egr delete.
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The egr valve is spring loaded IIRC, just unplug it, it will be closed after that, unless it is coked open with carbon... I would however do this with the key off just to prevent any electrical mishaps

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So to unplug do you have engine off keys in your pocket??
And how much mpg did you pick up with it unpluged Might do the same before haulin the camper to bristol nascar races in a few weeks, might pick up a mile or 2 on the gal. Just till spring and I do the egr delete.
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no just unplug it, no trick. The way I get an mpg increase(some years go into limp mode) is by preventing the exhaust from getting recirculated. But just doing this is not giong to solve every thing, the entire system is restrictive to the truck. This is just a "partial" but effective fix.

You should unplug it now. It is simple but it helps for sure, no doubt at all. I never did a test to see if the increase was small or noticeable, but it will be there.

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Thanks for the unput guys. I'm going to unplug mine today and see what happens. According to this article, 6.0L Diesel EGR Disconnect Instructions .: Articles, you will notice mild gains at low to mid throttle. I'm pretty sure if it throws a code my sct will clear them. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Well....never mind. Truck is now in the shop due to the infamous head gasket problem. I'm having it studded and doing the egr delete and new oil cooler core. $3800.00 OUCH!

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Well....never mind. Truck is now in the shop due to the infamous head gasket problem. I'm having it studded and doing the egr delete and new oil cooler core. $3800.00 OUCH!
Dang! I'm getting quoted $5500 for Studs, gaskets, new oil cooler, egr cooler delete and coolant filter system.

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If you can make it down to eugene, OR sometime got a couple guys from ford that will do everything for $1500 labor you bring your parts....
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be careful when you just unplug the egr valve, it can still be blown open under hard acceleration.... just a heads up on that...

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