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Old 10-31-2013, 03:25 AM
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Do I need to remove the EGR cooler or just block it off?

I just picked up a Mini Maxx with the DPF delete, and it has the option to disable the EGR valve as well. I was originally just going to go with the CAT/DPF delete, but was looking into the EGR delete as well.

So, I was down at the local shop and the guy was telling me I "NEED" to go with the "Total EGR cooler delete kit", instead of just installing the block off plates.
Personally I don't know the whole story behind that on a 6.4L, although I could see it on a 6.0L, but I don't see why you have to remove the coolers, am I missing something here?

Can someone shed some light on this for me?

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:19 PM
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Same reason you would want to on a 6.0, they are failure prone and can crack and leak
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:34 PM
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Just go ahead and delete is all. More or less it just helps the life of the truck. That and it doesn't take much longer to go ahead and do it.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:55 PM
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That and it doesn't take much longer to go ahead and do it.
Are you kidding? Removing the EGR coolers with the cab on is a really tough job!

It's worth doing, and not expensive if you do it yourself, even if you buy an elbow to replace the valve. But to act like it's an easy thing to do is going to give him the wrong impression, because the process of removing those coolers sucks.

The benefit of removing the coolers is great though. It's also nice to have a little more space in the engine compartment to get to things.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:10 PM
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It is kind of a cramped job, but its not too bad at all. But what I think is a bad job and what others think is a bad job is two different things. Of course people who sit at an office desk all day is going to think it is a nightmare, a typical person who works on his own stuff and works on equipment all day is going to say it isn't much of a job at all
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:08 PM
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I did mine in 3 hrs and it was the first time I have ever done it. It is cramped and if you don't have the proper tools im sure it will take longer
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:10 AM
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Just so I am on the right page, I NEED to pull the coollers, and leaving them in is NOT the correct thing to do?
The way I figured it, was that with the block off plates in place, even if the cooller cracked and water leaked into the EGR side, all you would see is low water, until you put more coolant in...

Would that me a safe bet, temporarily, until I go with the total removal?
That way I am not spending a ton of money at one time...
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:36 AM
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An egr delete kit with elbow is like $250? I would leave it as is turned off until I just done the whole delete.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:39 AM
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If im not mistaken, tunes on certain programmers shut off the valve on the 6.4 making it pointless to do a full on egr delete
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:07 AM
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Mine does disable the EGR as far as I've read, so I guess for now I'll just wait for the full removal kit.

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