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!!!!