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Old 03-18-2008, 04:48 PM
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EGR questions

i have a question, i ran into a guy that has a local truck shop and we got to talkin... he claims that the egr block off plate is not the best way to go. He says that the 6.0 L's will not run completely perfect without the egr cooler functioning. and also said that the best way to go is to drain down all the coolant and replace it with a more dense coolant(or something to that affect) which means that the coolant will not boil over as easily. And he said that in one of their trucks they have a billet egr if that makes any difference? I'm not saying that i agree or completely disagree, just looking for some opionions, or someone who has attempted it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:20 PM
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Dense coolant? If you mean increase the ratio to water Ford doesn't recommend anything more than 60% antifreeze. I don't think that theres any denser antifreeze.
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The best thing is to completly bypass your cooler, and many of them have trouble running completly prfect with it, so id recommend to bypass your egr cooler, and as far as denser coolant i dont know what he was talking about, really all you can do is mix it stronger which is not a good idea because it may not cool as well.
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Well thanks for the replies fellas, I'm not sure if he said the exact words "denser coolant" since when i talked to him, we were at the bar on st pat's weekend, Ha! But he seemed pretty confident that there was a better coolant out there for my circumstance... But anyways, saw that someone actually sells a bypass kit now, it was in this months issue of Diesel Power mag. and it looks like it would fit well. But the block plate seems easier and cheaper. Would hurt the truck at all if i just went with the block plate, what problems could this cause, if any?
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On an 03 you can just use the blocking plate with no issues if you have tuning to eliminate the EGR.
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Cool, thats what i was hopeing to hear. I have the x3 with elite tunes(ID and DJ's tunes coming soon) does that automatically eliminate the egr?
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I know IDP and DJ do but I'm not sure about Elite. I would ask them but my guess would be that they do as well.
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