Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
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It's not bad, I've read about guys doing that (reference my 99% and 1% EGR delete comment), the primary reason for doing it that way is for visual inspections. As I also stated, leaving the EGR valve in place (the one up front) is for proper turbo VGT cycling.
However, I do have to throw the BS flag because the OEM hose clamp is still there. Even if he pounded in freeze plugs and welded it up, a band clamp should be used because that OEM clamp is a POS. Tell you what, if that truck has hella bad acceleration from a stand still, then tears a$$ down the road, it's most likely bs. The EGR cooler really robs low end throttle response. Even with an SCT tuner, mine wouldn't kick rocks from a stand still until I deleted the EGR cooler.
The ONLY way to check the oil cooler is to monitor the coolant and oil temps at highway speeds, unloaded. If they are greater than 15* apart, guess what, it's time to change it. I was running 15~17 to work and back, after I changed the oil cooler I see about 4. Last weekend I towed a boat 80 miles and only saw a 9* split. It was 4~5 without the boat.
Karl and his 2003 6.0
Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch
WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!