Originally Posted by 06DieforDiesel
Ok so I'll stay away from the Sinister (I dont care about the flash I want quality) and go with a different brand. And when you guys say do it all at once you mean do the whole EGR delete (EGr, oil cooler all that)? I'll be honest I have no idea what the STC fitting is or the IPR screen.
My idea was to do the EGR delete, then get the SCT SF3 tuner to put on it, and get an Edge Insight CS for monitoring. Then eventually down the road mess with the head gaskets and head studs. I'm just unsure of exactly what I need to do the EGR delete the right way the FIRST time
Ok, I may have come across wrongly in my previous post...don't get me wrong, Sinister does make a quality product, they're just overpriced. Do some research and find what's right for you.
The part that sinner was talking about that leaks is where the j-tube threads into the aluminum block plate that bolts to your intake....its pretty common with kits that come with 2-piece j-tubes. Some kits have 1 piecers that work great, and IPR makes a full aluminum piece and does away with the j-tube altogether.....BUT if you go that route, the IPR kit won't work in conjunction with a BPD oil cooler kit, SO if that's a route you think you'd ever want to take, stick with a kit that uses the j-tube. Again, do your research and find out what's right for you.
As far as for doing it the right way the first time, that's a matter of how much money you've got to spend. If you've got it to spend, might as well do all the updating (turbo feed, turbo drain, STC (snap-to-connect) fitting, etc.) while you're in there.
I'm going to try to say this carefully so as to try to not come off as offensive, but it really sounds like you should do some research on your truck before you even think about putting on a tuner, or you may end up as one of the many people that think the 6.0 is just a money pit engine that doesn't work. You're off to a good start and the org is full of lots of useful people and information. If you're not even having any EGR problems now, I'd put that on a back burner and get your Edge CS/CTS first.
Having a monitor is a great tool and is going to tell you more about what your truck is going to need than what anyone else thinks it might. Once you know your EOT/ECT deltas, your FICM/injector voltages, VGT duty cycles, and all the other critical engine parameters and what they mean, then you'll be able to know if you really need to do an oil cooler and need to do that "full" EGR delete, or if you can save that $300 for head studs/gaskets down the road, or maybe some preventative maintenance like cleaning your turbo.
Just my opinions, they'd what I'd do first money permitting. Knowing what your truck may or may not need from your monitor will save you tons in diagnostics and unneeded parts. Hope this helps