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egr cooler upgrade vs delete w wastegate?
I've searched the forums and haven't found an answer. I also don't know if there is one but personal preference. Please chime in.
I'm looking to start bullet proofing my engine. I think the first step is to deal with the egr problems, then look at head studs. I don't drive the truck hard as I'm afraid of the consequence(once in a blue moon but no more than 50% throttle), but am interested to get into some local truck pulls down the road once I have the engine more "protected". Here's my understanding/questions about egr upgrades.....
Is the egr delete the same as the block off kit(I assume the only difference is the physical removal of the coolers)? If I install a delete I'm concerned about back pressure which leads me to installing the wastegate kit at the same time. Should I be concerned about back pressure if I upgrade the head studs and skip the installation of a waste gate?
Do I install the bulletproof cooler upgrade and let everything function as it is supposed to without worrying about leaky coolers. I'm wondering if this option is a waste of time as the spartan tunes (275 and up) don't cycle the egr anyway. However, I have read that even with the egr delete tunes (with egr still present) that the egr system will still give relief to the backpressure from the turbos.
So confused....... Please help me decide, and others that are wondering the same thing. The cost doesn't seem to be a factor as the egr/wastegate is about the same cost as the cooler upgrade give or take $200.
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2009 F-250 CC 6.4 Spartan Tuner, Afe Intake, AFE DPF/DOC Delete Pipe and 3.55 gears