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Old 03-23-2013, 08:51 AM
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Question 2004 6.0 egr unplug yes or no?

I have an 04 6.0 with 4" exhaust and an edge evo tuner. I was wanting to know if it would be worth unplugging the egr valve or if if would cause problems i had it unplugged for a week and it ran way better with better throttle response and less turbo lag what would be a good choice on this? Someone told me it would mess stuff up if left unplugged.

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Re: 2004 6.0 egr unplug yes or no?

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I have an 04 6.0 with 4" exhaust and an edge evo tuner. I was wanting to know if it would be worth unplugging the egr valve or if if would cause problems i had it unplugged for a week and it ran way better with better throttle response and less turbo lag what would be a good choice on this? Someone told me it would mess stuff up if left unplugged.
I would just do the EGR delete with a custom tune. Relatively inexpensive and better for the truck...

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I would just do the EGR delete with a custom tune. Relatively inexpensive and better for the truck...

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Yea thats what I will eventually do but for now would it be ok to just unplug? ive heard rumors of hydrolocking with it unplugged because of excessive pressure is that true?
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If you unplug it, it can cause cooling fan issues and turbo to not function properly. This is the case even with a custom tune with the EGR system turned off. Even if you do the delete, leave the actual valve in place and plugged in.
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If you unplug it, it can cause cooling fan issues and turbo to not function properly. This is the case even with a custom tune with the EGR system turned off. Even if you do the delete, leave the actual valve in place and plugged in.
Ok so i should just leave it alone until i do a delete then.
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Ok so i should just leave it alone until i do a delete then.
Even after you do the delete (which is mainly for removing cooler), I'd still leave the valve plugged in.
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Even after you do the delete (which is mainly for removing cooler), I'd still leave the valve plugged in.
Ok which delete do you recommend?
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Ok which delete do you recommend?
Everyone says the IPR Gen II delete is the best on the market. RCD makes a good kit and Sinister Diesel. I think most are comparable but I like the RCD kit. Only thing that suck is 2 of the bolts they send aren't really long enough but for$3-$4 you can get a couple bolts, washers and nuts. There will be lots of opinions on deletes but go with a one piece style to eliminate the possibility of a leak.
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The IPR Gen2 EGR Delete is without question the nicest on the market. I just put one on a members truck today. It is worth every penny. And yes, leave the egr valve plugged in.
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So if i use this kit, will i need an sct tuner or will leaving the valve in place and plugged in not require one? IPR EGR Delete Kit for all 2003-2004 Ford Powerstroke 6.0 will fit F250, F350, F450
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