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Old 12-14-2010, 07:39 PM
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EGR PROBLEMS

So I have a 2008 f350 with a SCT livewire, dpf delete, and aftermarket intake on it. I normally run it on performance but lately its been getting sluggish. A couple of times it just billows smoke and wont move hardly at all. Finally the other day it died. It would start for 2 secs billow smoke and die. I dug into it tonight, reading up on the threads, and decided to check the EGR. I decided to program the truck to disable the EGR and manually closed the EGR Valve. The truck fired up and runs like a champ!!! My questions is: Will i have any problems running it like this? If so what is the best solution?
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:52 AM
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looks like its time for an EGR delete.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:43 AM
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I had Mike at Kem build a tune that would cycle the egr open at idle. I was afraid that keeping it closed would carbon it up and cause it to stick closed for good.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:01 PM
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I'm not too concerned about having it work again. I am just wondering by having it closed all the time if the pressure will build up too high. Ive read about some guys blowing their head gaskets when they use the egr delete kits without waste gates and am wondering if that was cause they were running their trucks very hard. I actually make the block off plates for a company and am wondering which would be better (1) leave it shut (2) Replace it (3) block it off???
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:04 AM
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EGR!! 2008 F350/6.4 so last week i'm driving home and notice that i have no boost when i accelerate so i book an appointment next day boost seems fine in the morning but when i leave work for the day my truck won't stay running puffing smoke, towed to the dealership and it's the EGR!! I didn't think it would affect the turbo but they say it does anyone have this issue?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:20 PM
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Yep - Ford is fixing mine as I type; same exact symptoms and a lot of White Smoke.
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:44 PM
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So you had the same issue with your turbo acting up?
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:51 PM
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Turns out my problems were EGR Cooling System Failure - the Turbos hopefully are fine - in the shop right now getting fixed.

The truck would start - run rough for about 2 minutes then idle fine - except when you tried to accelerate - then it ran REAL ROUGH and blew a lot of white smoke from the engine compartment. Could not get more than 2K RPM, no power, barely made it into my driveway.

Decided to send it to Ford - we'll see how things turn out.
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