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Old 01-16-2012, 05:35 AM
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My oil cooler is in good shape right now, but im getting a bonus from work that I want to buy parts with. i have $3000 to play with. I was thinking of getting a BD oil cooler with the cold weather kit, an EGR delete, and an sct with a tune from gearhead. What are your thoughts? Better way to spend the money? All my other mods are in my sig. Thanks for the help. Dustin
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:45 AM
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If you are doing the work yourself, which I presume you are based on your dollar amount, I would really try to do headstuds since you are in there and already have the engine torn down that far. The BPD kit is a VERY nice and high quality kit and I know you would not be disappointed with it. However, I would recommend you focus on studding the motor first. Make sure you do the job right and get the heads squared away and secured with studs and simply rebuild your oil cooler and do a VERY thorough coolant system flush and swap over to a good ELC.

Basically, what I am trying to get at here is, the BPD kit is a great kit and well worth the money but if you dont have enough money to get the kit AND do studs, then do the studs first with an oil cooler rebuild (which is not that expensive) and then IF you need to replace the oil cooler down the road, you can look at the BPD kit. Another plus is if you go to sell the truck, I would think you would have a better chance at selling it with oem oil system than an aftermarket one. JMO and hope it helps.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:12 AM
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Thanks windrunner. I was hoping to avoid the head studs and be easy on it till I could access a lift. LOL Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:57 AM
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I wouldn't waste money on studs, if you're going to do the BPD kit. Sorry Windrunner, but taking the oil cooler from the coolant flow is all a 6.0 should need . The biggest culprit for ruptured EGR coolers, IS a clogged oil cooler. Ruptured EGR coolers lead to blown HG's
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:59 AM
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Other thoughts for replacement would be the STC fitting, and dummy plugs. Unless thos have been done already. I'd get an Oasis report run on it to check if it was done under warranty already
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I have a 03 and its drinking coolant. Getting ready to do a solution kit. I had to replace my radiator then it started drinking coolant. I think the oil cooler got clogged up boiled the water in the egr cooler and blew the radiator. Any opinions?

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Old 01-17-2012, 03:41 AM
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I have a 03 and its drinking coolant. Getting ready to do a solution kit. I had to replace my radiator then it started drinking coolant. I think the oil cooler got clogged up boiled the water in the egr cooler and blew the radiator. Any opinions?

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You should start a new thread for the coolant drinking, instead of using this one
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:14 AM
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Other thoughts for replacement would be the STC fitting, and dummy plugs. Unless thos have been done already. I'd get an Oasis report run on it to check if it was done under warranty already
These havent been done yet but im looking into them. How do I get an oasis? Just ask the dealer? Also how can I watch fuel pressure without getting a cts? I eventually want a cts but for it and everything to watch fuel pressure its like $700. Can I get a screw in guage and assume if my fuel pressure is 55-65 lbs at idle im good? I have a 4 guage pillar now for boost, trans temp, pyro, and oil pressure. What are some other options? Thanks for all the help. Dustin
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:32 AM
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The dealer can get the Oasis. Fuel pressure. you should be able to use a gauge under teh hood, just make sure it can handle the heat under there, especially during long idles, or in super hot weather. The CTS is your best bang for your buck IMO. But in your case, if you liek the look of the pillar gauges, you could look at the ScangaugeII to monitor more PID's. I'm not sure if it will read the FP though
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:25 AM
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scan guage cant monitor the fuel unless they have add ons also. Someone has to know a different way to do this.
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