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Old 05-01-2013, 09:55 AM
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Bulletproofing a 6.0

Read many forums about doing it and I've finally decided to do arp studs and egr delete. I'm not going to tune it i just want the peace of mind. What kind of price am I looking at for installation and all the parts?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:52 PM
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the diesel shop by my house is charging around 4000 to do studs,egr delete, oil cooler, and an SCT tuner. You can save yourself a small fortune if you do it yourself. When i first bought my 6.0 my egr delete kit sat on my shelf for 5 months before i decided to tear into it one night. After installing a couple of injectors and a few EGR delete kits on my friends trucks, I decided to do the stud job with the cab on and to be honest it was not that bad at all. If you have an 05-07 truck dont forget to install the STC fitting, stand pipes and dummy plugs while your there.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:10 PM
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How much was everything? And what head gaskets would you recommend I've heard good and bad about black onyx.
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I had mine done by a mechanic on the side that works at a local ford dealership and he charged me 3200.00 and that was with a SCT tuner included. Im pretty good with tools and mechanically inclined but for some reason im scared to tear into the motor myself... Im a chicken sh**, lol.. I guess ill just pay someone else to do it that way i know its right.
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Yeah I've got some good wrenching time on gas engines this is my first diesel so I don't know if I'd feel comfortable tearing the whole thing apart. I'd probably have gaskets and studs done by a mechanic. Where could I find a cheaper egr delete?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:57 PM
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If I'm going to ball park prices but an EGR delete is around 200, Studs 500, OEM gaskets 300, exhaust manifold gaskets around 40 or so, plus plan to spend 500 bucks at the machine shop. If I were you I would do the EGR delete yourself and from there you can gauge if you want to do the studs. A shop is going to want close to 1000 bucks to install one.
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I dont have it on my truck but from what I have heard is that the IPR Gen 2 egr delete is the best kit out its not the cheapest. For your head gaskets use oem. Go ahead and replace the oil cooler while your in there or get a bullet proof diesel remote oil cooler. The ipr gen 2 egr delete wont work with the bpd oil cooler. When I had mine done it cost me about $3000 with parts and labor. I dont have the bpd oil cooler.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:26 PM
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If I deleted the egr myself would it just be leave the valve and block off the cooler lines? I know there's a forum somewhere on here about it but I am unable to find it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 PM
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I think I might just do the egr delete for now. The previous owner was a diesel tech so he did regular maitenance to it and ended up trading it in for a newer one. It has 220k on it but I got such a good deal on it I don't think the extra $2,000 would kill me. Especially if it would be basically bulletproof.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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Get the EGR delete kit that comes with a new passenger side up pipe and that actually removes the cooler from the intake. The EGR valve will stay plugged in. Depending on the year you might need a tuner to turn of a CEL light. Feel free to PM me with any questions
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