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So I'm considering buying a coolant filtration kit and "replacing" my BPD EGR Cooler with a Sinister Delete Kit. Truck is an 06. My truck has had the headgaskets replaced already but stock head bolts were put back in. My question is this...my logic is that deleting the EGR and installing a coolant filtration kit will further improve the trucks reliability. However, I have a few people telling me that I need to stud it before I do the mods I listed. Keep in mind, Im not building a racetruck and I dont beat the hell out of my vehicles either. Just has a Powermax turbo, intake, exhaust and custom tune from Innovative to support the turbo.

Im a firm believer that if you are smart with your truck, take care of it and keep up with maintenance, head gasket failure isnt as likely. I had a 2003 6.0 with 178k miles on it when I traded it in and it never blew its gaskets because I watched the egts and kept up with maintenance. Anyone else agree with my train of thought or should I just save up and do studs before I delete the EGR and filter the coolant?

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Wow...no input?

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While I cant say that deleting your EGR cooler and installing a coolant filter will prolong your head gasket life, I will say that installing these two items is a great idea.....and will not negatively impact your head gaskets. Does that help? Id follow through with your current plan.....

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Yeah...nothing will really prolong head gasket life...not even studs in reality if the truck isnt taken care of. But I think the reliability is much greater with the mods I listed when it comes to a non studded truck.

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You do not Need to stud the truck before doing those mods. Also with a bpd cooler you are not likely to blow a cooler I haven't heard about a blown bpd egr cooler. I wouldn't buy a delete kit I would weld a plate in both sides or hammer freeze plugs in each side.

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