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Stock Oil Cooler or Not

I've got 2006 F-250 6.0 stock with 178000k miles, with no upgrades and no major repairs. I,ve got to replace my oil cooler due to high deltas diffrence of over 20 degrees just driving down the road. My question is do I go back with stock or upgrade to a better one and which one is best. Also do i replace my egr cooler or delete it and is there any disadvantages to deleting it.

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This all depends on how much money you want to spend. The Bullet Proof Diesel kits are the best hands down. A "one and done" fix. Cost varies but a kit will run you about $1800. The egr can be deleted or replaced with a beefed up cooler such as BPDs version. Not really to much of a pro and con list for this. The only real factor is if your state does emissions testing for inspection. Many users have gone both routes with good results. I deleted mine. I didn't want to buy the expensive beefy cooler.

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My recommendation based on experience - upgrade to the Bulletproof Diesel kit. Once the OEM cooler is clogged, it seems that no amount of flushing will ever get things clean again and you need to replace or remove and clean the radiator at a minimum. I know far too many people who clogged an oil cooler, did everything recommended, and then clogged the new cooler in a short period of time. Myself included.

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Found out this weekend I am in the same boat as you. 20 degree diff. I am going with stock. I dont tow and cant justify the extra cost for a BPD kit. If I had the money hands down BPD. FWIW the trucks out there running stock coolers probably out number the trucks with the BPD kits 10:1. That being said most of those most likley arent monitoring deltas, and most probably need a cooler replacment.



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The first one got you 178k. You could put in 4 OEM coolers for a BPD as far as cost.


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The first one got you 178k. You could put in 4 OEM coolers for a BPD as far as cost.
Very well put! I can't justify throwing that much green. Well that and I just can't afford it. Maybe if I didn't have to save for new tires...hmmm? $1,600-$1,800 for a BPD cooler, which I'm not knocking BPD, I know someone that has one and is very pleased with it, but like ^^^^ said, the OEM got you 178k...

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The first one got you 178k. You could put in 4 OEM coolers for a BPD as far as cost.
This is a true statement. But, did you just buy the truck? If not then at what mileage did you buy the truck? Are you sure it is the original oil cooler? Maybe it is the trucks 2nd, 3rd, 4th.......

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The first one got you 178k. You could put in 4 OEM coolers for a BPD as far as cost.
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Very well put! I can't justify throwing that much green. Well that and I just can't afford it. Maybe if I didn't have to save for new tires...hmmm? $1,600-$1,800 for a BPD cooler, which I'm not knocking BPD, I know someone that has one and is very pleased with it, but like ^^^^ said, the OEM got you 178k...
You can certainly put in a number of OEM oil coolers for the price of the BPD kit if you're doing the labor yourself. But then I'd ask what your time is worth, even if you have to do the job only one more time?

Some people get lucky and just have to do the job once. Not gonna lie and say the kit is inexpensive. But the quality of the parts and peace of mind made it worth it for me.

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