Originally Posted by sinner6.0L
you may need to pull your intake and clean all the crap out of it too or it's possible you'll plug up the new valve also
ever think your fuel quality may be the root cause of this problem. do you run any fuel additive? you definitely should
I run an additive in the winter. The fuel I buy has a cetane grade of 40, which should be reasonably OK. This is the only truck I have a problem with, everything else never gives me grief. Usually 30 minutes to take apart and clean the EGR and it's ok for a few months. Stupid. Anything over 8500lbs doesn't need emissions in my state, yet these trucks have EGR's. Lame.
It's too small anyway so I need to replace it. GVWR is 10k and it's 8k empty so other than a driver, it's not too useful for working. I understand the 2005+ trucks were 11.5k GVWR...