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Old 02-07-2013, 09:29 AM
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EGR/DPF Delete Question?

Welp... My extended warranty just ran out @ the 5 year mark about a month ago, and thankfully I was already saving to do a full EGR/DPF delete with tuner on my 08' F350. My EGR valve and one of the coolers took a dump on me last week so at least my intuition was spot on, in spite of regular Icehouse consumption. I've been doing a lot of lurking/research over the past year so I went ahead and ordered the following:

Sinister EGR Cooler Delete Kit (including intake elbow)
Gear Box Z DPF-R+ 4.0 Programmer
AFE Mach Force 5" Down-Pipe Back Exhaust

Now that the good news is over with, I'll move on to the bad. I have the EGR Delete and programmer now, but the exhaust is still a couple days out and I need this truck back up and running by tomorrow. My questions are:

1) Does anyone know if there would be any adverse effects to running the programmer and EGR delete with stock exhaust system still installed?

2) If not, would it still be recommended to just use the programmer's DPF/EGR delete tune, or use the "Economy Mode" tune with the 70HP gain.

3) Any recommendations for the EGR removal? I have the instructions from Sinister, but wouldn't be offended by any tricks of the trade, as this will be my first go 'round.

4) I have 2 small leaks in my CAC tubes and was going to patch them myself. I have super high temp/pressure epoxy (oil leak repair kit from McMaster) or the option to solder. Suggestions?

Any help would be appreciated and I will try to be less needy in the future!!!!

Thanks, Joe
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:41 AM
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Don't tune and delete your EGR until you have the exhaust. Period.
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On the egr delete do as the instructions say. If it says to remove it then remove it trust me. Leave the lower mount on so it wont mess with the exhaust manifold. The bolts that hold the egr cooler to the exhaust. BE CAREFUL WHEN TAKING OFF THE BOLTS!! THEY STRIP REAL EASY!!!! Drain coolant too.... theres a thread about this somewhere
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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On the egr delete do as the instructions say. If it says to remove it then remove it trust me. Leave the lower mount on so it wont mess with the exhaust manifold. The bolts that hold the egr cooler to the exhaust. BE CAREFUL WHEN TAKING OFF THE BOLTS!! THEY STRIP REAL EASY!!!! Drain coolant too.... theres a thread about this somewhere
Found the thread you mentioned... Looks like its gonna be a fun night.

RUFFSTUFF - Thanks for the zero room for interpretation answer! It didn't seem like it would be that great of an idea, but I figured I wouldn't know for sure unless I asked. Waiting for exhaust now! Guess I'll have to bust out the 84 Buick again tomorrow... lol
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If you *really* want the tune right now, then you can remove the DPF/CAT and be fine. I ran mine open for a day when I was too impatient to install the exhaust on the rainy day that it arrived. I tuned it, yanked the DPF/CAT off the hangers and ran it like that till the weather was nice enough a day or two later(cant remember specifics).

Actually, I tuned it, then unbolted the DPF/CAT from the downpipe and seperated it, then drove to the shop to actually drop it.

She does sound wicked with an open straight pipe under the cab!! hahaha
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