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why turn off EGR

just wondering if anyone knows why spartan turns off the EGR on the 210 and up tunes but not the lower ones? i was thinking about getting a tune for my stock dpf delete tune or the 40hp tune that would turn the EGR off because when it's on i lose coolant. i'm just a little concerned about the longevity of my truck want to make it last as long as possible without issues. how much benefit would turning the EGR off be? do you guys think this is a good idea or would it be stupid and a waste of money? don't get me wrong i love my spartan tuning just don't see my truck lasting 250k miles tuned.

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If you are losing coolant with EGR on, you have a bad EGR cooler more than likey.

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Take it in and get it fixed under warranty, assuming you still have one. Reset it all back to stock and take it in.

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alright what do you guys think about getting a stock tune that turns the EGR off is their any benefit to that?

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just wondering if anyone knows why spartan turns off the EGR on the 210 and up tunes but not the lower ones? i was thinking about getting a tune for my stock dpf delete tune or the 40hp tune that would turn the EGR off because when it's on i lose coolant. i'm just a little concerned about the longevity of my truck want to make it last as long as possible without issues. how much benefit would turning the EGR off be? do you guys think this is a good idea or would it be stupid and a waste of money? don't get me wrong i love my spartan tuning just don't see my truck lasting 250k miles tuned.
I looked in the backup of my Spartan tunes and I have the 40 hp no egr tune. If you don't have the no egr tunes try updating your files from the Spartan website.

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When was the last Spartan update? Still in February?
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yeah thats the last one i did i saw they did another one in june but hadn't heard anything about it on here

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Get your coolant loss fixed.

Also, EGR plays a part in fuel mileage, EBP, boost, etc.

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thanks hillbilly! so turning off the egr in stock would help my mpg?

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EGR is the worse thing you could do to a diesel. EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) is horrible. think about it, what do diesels produce when you get on them? soot! well if an engine produces soot and it goes through the EGR system where is that soot going? its going into your intercooler, piping, manifolds, and heads! soot builds up in things. when i had my 06 LBZ duramax i bought it with 23k miles and i pulled the motor apart and there was at least 1/8th inch of soot on the entire intake side of the motor (intercooler, piping, manifolds and heads) first thing i did was block that EGR! you get the idea.

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