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EGR Coolers vs EGR Deletes

What is the difference between a egr cooler vs egr delete? What is the pros vs cons? Looking to get one just not sure which one to get. I have a 07 f350 6.0
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The EGR system uses a cooler to cool the exhaust gasses as they come in from the up pipe before they reach the intake manifold. All stock 6.0 motors have an EGR cooler. They are known to rupture allowing coolant into the cylinders resulting in blown head gaskets. You can get an aftermarket EGR cooler like the one from Bulletproof Diesel that won't rupture on you but is not as efficient at cooling the exhaust gasses.

A better solution if you don't have emission inspections where you are is to completely delete the egr system and make it go away. That is what an egr delete does. Your motor will thank you.

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agreed... basically the EGR recirculates hot gasses back in the engine to be burnt again. so there are a few pipes in the egr cooler. coolant in some and exhaust gases in others. the gases go in cooler and coolant flowing cools the gases down again... but the ford gld coolant was known for creating sludge and clogging the coolant pipes. then they ruptured under pressure and coolant/gas mix creating bad problems down road...

bulleptroofdiesel created a cooler with larger diamiter pipes so they won't clog or mostly likely won't clog comes with their lifetime warranty. but still putting extra heat in the engine. heat=death...

the delete system just doesn't alow gases to be recirculated but... causes check engine light on late build 04 and up... you need a tuner to turn it off. I just got an egr delete didn't notice anything to be honest but peace of mine was worth it for me. I was having headstuds installed with many other parts anyways.

p.s. some smog shops have no idea so your good .

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