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Old 11-06-2012, 06:07 PM
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EGR Delete and Head Studs

I just bought a 2004 6.0 with 128,000 miles. It came with a K&N intake on it already and recently I put on a 4" straight pipe (turbo back). I want to do the EGR delete so I just purchased the Sinister Diesel kit. My questions is what else do I need to make my truck reliable and ready for a tune. Is an Oil cooler necessary? What about doing the Head Studs and gaskets? What are the best and where should I get them? Anyone have an opinion on doing any of this work yourself? Looking forward to the feedback. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks so much!!
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JT, now that you have read those links, you'll need to start with a monitor solution.

After you have checked your ECT/EOT delta, fuel psi, FICMv and OBDII codes, you'll know if your gonna need to fix/replace any issues that will need to be addressed while you have the top of the motor off for a EGR delete.


It's up to you when to do head studs, some guys stud the motor as a preventive measure, some guys wait until it happens. There are several current threads floating around where members have done their own head stud installs, even one guy who has done the install wearing flippy floppies!! LOL!!


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Everything said above is spot on. Not sure if he was referring to me or not, but I did my own head gasket replacement in my garage with the cab on in my flip flops and shorts. It's not that bad of a job really. I just recommend having a cherry picker for lifting the heads out and putting them back in as well as 1/2in 25-250ftlb and 3/8in 10-100ftlb torque wrenches.

I also can't stress enough that you NEED a monitoring device. Such as a Dash Boss, Edge CTS, ScanGauge II, or at worst analog gauges. For monitoring temps, I would really just get either the Dash Boss or Edge CTS. Best mod you'll ever do.

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I also can't stress enough that you NEED a monitoring device. Such as a Dash Boss, Edge CTS, ScanGauge II, or at worst analog gauges. For monitoring temps, I would really just get either the Dash Boss or Edge CTS. Best mod you'll ever do.
I'd also like to add our new Infinity system to this list of monitoring devices. It's a true all in one unit that can display all your parameters, hold custom tunes, datalog and work as a diagnostics scanner.

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Everything said above is spot on. Not sure if he was referring to me or not, but I did my own head gasket replacement in my garage with the cab on in my flip flops and shorts. It's not that bad of a job really. I just recommend having a cherry picker for lifting the heads out and putting them back in as well as 1/2in 25-250ftlb and 3/8in 10-100ftlb torque wrenches.

I also can't stress enough that you NEED a monitoring device. Such as a Dash Boss, Edge CTS, ScanGauge II, or at worst analog gauges. For monitoring temps, I would really just get either the Dash Boss or Edge CTS. Best mod you'll ever do.

Also welcome to the .ORG. Let us know if you have more questions. Great bunch of guys here. Take care.
I think he meant Bryan lol
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Between Nate and Bryan, flippy floppies will become a head stud install standard!! He He!

Now we just need a pic of Shawn wearing BPD banana hammock! Buahahahahaha!


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I'd also like to add our new Infinity system to this list of monitoring devices. It's a true all in one unit that can display all your parameters, hold custom tunes, datalog and work as a diagnostics scanner.

Running a post Election Sale on them today as well...
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Unless this thing can support custom tunes from main stream custom tune writers, I would stick with the SCT X3 or SF3 and then use either a Dash Boss or Edge CTS for monitoring.
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I recently had the EGR delete and ARP headstuds done. While the mechanic had the truck he installed the Edge insight and EGT probe. I also had a turbo timer installed on it to hopefully prolong the life of the motor/turbo. Its currently set to 2 minutes to "cool down" I currently have the Edge insight set to the 8 perimeters. Only downside is I don't know what half of them are :/ or what they stand for. Any help would be appreciated. Just want to know what the abbreviations mean and what they should be at operating temp.
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