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Old 10-13-2012, 12:56 PM
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egr delete with waste gate vs. head studs

Just wondering if doing the egr delete with a waste gate will provide enough relief of back pressure to keep the oem head studs for a while longer? $5000 for egr delete, waste gate, arp studs and gaskets isn't in the cards right now.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:59 PM
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I would do studs and an EGR cooler delete. Add the wastegate later.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:02 AM
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Am I asking for problems by going ahead with the delete and not the head studs? It's seems to be more expensive on this side of the border to do these jobs and purchase these parts. I don't hot rod the truck. Haven't even gotten over 50% throttle (with 275 tune) because I don't want any problems. However, I'm looking to enter a local pull next year cause there was only 1 6.4 in it this year. Would it be safe pulling with the 210tp tune with oem head studs?
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just drive the thing... I wouldn't worry about head studs.

but I wouldn't enter it in a sled pull
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:28 AM
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Just drive it. You will probably get away with out doing studs for a long time. At the same time if they go don't be surprised it happened to me driving like you do on a smaller tune. You play you pay right?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 AM
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You'll be okay with just an egr delete. Just keep an eye on your engine parameters. You should plan for studs in the future especially if you plan on pulling. So far so good for me on an egr delete with no studs, knock on wood.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 AM
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I wouldn't go sled pulling with the thing if you can't afford $5k
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Guys he's asking if a wastegate will relieve enough bp to keep the stock head bolts from giving up. Hopefully someone will help the OP
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:38 AM
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Thanks strokin07. Exactly what I'm wondering.

I can certainly afford it, but don't want to at this point. Tough sell to the wife just for more reliability. It just seems like the egr and back pressure is the main culprit of head gasket failure which should be addressed with a wastegate installed.

So yes, I'm asking if the wastegate will relieve enough back pressure to help keep the stock head bolts and gaskets from giving up.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:04 PM
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too much boost also blows gaskets.
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