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Old 07-25-2014, 03:10 PM
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Ok. I just returned my truck to stock from the previous DPF on tune. I have a couple questions.

Can/ should I program my vehicle with dpf off tuning and start it to make sure everything is ok before removing the exhaust system and egr?

If so, do I need to unplug all the sensors first? Like in the dpf and the egr?

And my last question is, I am thinking about doing just the block off plates for now, then a full delete. So do I just remove the two metal pipes and block those 4 ports? Do I only block two ports? I have the sinister egr delete kit but I don't know what to do. Do I need to drain the coolant still?

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I'm in the process of deleting now. I got my answer for the tuning questions, the vendor I purchased the tuner from is top notch. I texted him at 730 on a Friday and he helped me out. That's first class right there. But I still don't know what to do about the block off plates. I'm in the process of tuning now, hopefully all goes well and I get an answer on here soon.

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I also had the full delete kit and opted just to block off both ends of the longer pipe. One of the plates that came with the kit was made to block the port on the lower end of the long pipe. The other smaller plate that came with the kit can be used to block the port on the upper part of the long pipe. The bolt holes line up but the shape of the plate does provide quite enough coverage to completely seal that port. I just used a piece of thin sheet metal to make a piece to go between the blocker plate and the existing gasket. This fabbed piece provides enough pressure to the existing gasket to seal. I just took the existing gasket And traced it onto the sheet metal. Then just cut out the shape and drill two small holes to make it fit between the blocker plate and existing gasket. Good luck.


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Thanks deerhunter, I got the tune loaded, I loaded the performance tune, started the truck and it ran fine. I got the exhaust off, and the filter off all in the dark. I unbolted the hangers like everyone recommended. I used a jack stand sat on top of a few free weights to support the back end while I unbolted all the hangers and double checked all sensors and hoses were unplugged. Then I supported the weight of the dpf while my fragile little wife helped slide it back. Then I just had to roll it off of me. It's certainly not light. One of the heat shields cut me good (rookie mistake). But it's all out of there. I'll install the new exhaust tomorrow morning and then the block off plates too. Might have to go buy a piece of sheet metal, I don't have a garage and only have basic tools so I'm having to adapt and over come. I was a bit skeptical about doing this myself, especially in my garage without a bunch of tools and equipment at my disposal but I am feeling pretty good about it now. The worst of it is over. But thanks for the help and I'm very thankful for all the knowledge on this forum. I'll post my results tomorrow.

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For the sinister kit you pull off both pipes and the plate with the temp probe goes down on the exhaust manifold. The other plate with the sinister logo goes on the upper intake manifold. Just leave the 2 holes in the EGR open. You can stick rags in it if your really worried about **** getting in there. Don't have to drain the coolant unless you are removing the actual cooler.
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