No EGR = longer life? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
xtremexj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 162
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No EGR = longer life?

OK, I think I finally found a truck worth buying. However, I have a question about 6.0L longevity. I've done a lot of reading on disconnecting the EGR in order to solve some of the 6.0L problems - turbo failure, hesitation, excessive smoke. Is it safe to say that by disconnecting it, you should be able to extend the life of the turbo by not having all of the sludge build up on the vanes and alleviating some of the driveability issues? The truck I am looking at had a new motor put in it under Ford warranty 2500mi ago - it is an 03 F350 S/C S/B 4x4 with 51K miles on it. The factory warranty is good until May/08. With the new engine it should also have all of the upgraded parts.

Just looking for some input as I'm still a little nervous about the 6.0L. This truck is mint and for a very good cost - and it is at a dealership so I'm a little more inclined to buy it from them than to look for a private sale.
xtremexj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 06:51 AM
Emergency Services
 
dustindiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: tampa, florida
Posts: 1,071
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
a new engine already? it must have had some numerous problems before..with a new ford engine hopefully it took care of whatever probs it was having..the egr issue..i dunno if it would 'extend the life of the 6.0' but it would help with some of the problems that some 6.0 engines have with the puking and egr valve related complaints..it still has almost 50k on the warrenty also so thats a plus


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 psd 6.0
red crewcab
16" suspension lift, 48" michelin xml's on 20x10 black rockstars, 6000k hid's, crossover steering, zoodad mod, ccv mod, modified up pipe to delete egr cooler,high idle mod, mbrp 3.5 downpipe, train horns(also on remote), diamond plate tool box, recon smoked cablights, Code670 alarm/remote start,100w reverse lights, oil-based underbody paint
**soon to purchase SCT rockwell 2.5 ton frt/rear
-8,520lbs with me in it
dustindiesel is offline  
post #3 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 06:51 AM
Member
 
navydiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Disconnected my EGR to give it a try...instantly noticed the difference:

-Lower EGT's, as well as quicker temperature drops when I stop and idle
-Better Throttle Response(quicker spool)
-Better MPG (1-2mpg after two weeks/two mpg checks)

So, after about two weeks hooked it back up to see if it was just in my head...instantly noticed the difference in throttle response and EGT's...promptly re-disconnected it.

My...Lower EGT's mean increased turbo longevity, improved throtle response and MPG mean something is working much better=increased efficiency...works for me

David
2006 F-350 Crew Cab,Short Bed,4X4
6" Custom front
Pure Performance 4-Link
5" Custom rear
Air Lift Air Bags
35x12.5x17 ProComp Radial TA's
Banks Six Gun
Banks 4" turbo back exhaust
Banks intercooler
SCT tuner
Planned Mods...LOTS!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

HOOYAH

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"He who pays the Piper calls the tune"
navydiver is offline  
post #4 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 07:07 AM
Premium Member
 
TXbroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
how do you disconnect your EGR?

Paul
2005 F250 4X4 CC 6.0 FX4 Lariat
All stock
Lots of Toys, cylinder count is now 31:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TXbroker is offline  
post #5 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 09:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Halla2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Somerville,TN
Posts: 180
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXbroker View Post
how do you disconnect your EGR?
I would like to know the same thing. Does it not throw a code?

2003 Reg cab 4x4 D-Max,4" ppe, 6" turnouts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Halla2 is offline  
post #6 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 01:23 PM
Member
 
navydiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
...simply disconnect the valve just in front of the oil filter on top of the engine. Some people have no code throwing problems. My truck throws a "EGR open circuit" code resulting in an engine light. The advantage I have is that I have the Banks PDA and I simply clear the code and this clears the light.
I am looking for the same type of connectors in order to "cap off" the exposed EGR connectors, but you can just tape them off if you leave them disconnected.

David
2006 F-350 Crew Cab,Short Bed,4X4
6" Custom front
Pure Performance 4-Link
5" Custom rear
Air Lift Air Bags
35x12.5x17 ProComp Radial TA's
Banks Six Gun
Banks 4" turbo back exhaust
Banks intercooler
SCT tuner
Planned Mods...LOTS!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

HOOYAH

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"He who pays the Piper calls the tune"
navydiver is offline  
post #7 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 01:26 PM
Member
 
navydiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Stump posted a great pic of what the EGR valve looks like and where it is.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0...-new-post.html

David
2006 F-350 Crew Cab,Short Bed,4X4
6" Custom front
Pure Performance 4-Link
5" Custom rear
Air Lift Air Bags
35x12.5x17 ProComp Radial TA's
Banks Six Gun
Banks 4" turbo back exhaust
Banks intercooler
SCT tuner
Planned Mods...LOTS!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

HOOYAH

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"He who pays the Piper calls the tune"
navydiver is offline  
post #8 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 01:34 PM
Premium Member
 
TXbroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: DFW
Posts: 2,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
very simple, thanks Navy

Paul
2005 F250 4X4 CC 6.0 FX4 Lariat
All stock
Lots of Toys, cylinder count is now 31:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
TXbroker is offline  
post #9 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 01:37 PM
SMOKE ROLLER

 
Rescuediver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Augusta, South Carolina
Posts: 1,994
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Let me get this straight you just un-pluged the EGR valve and SHAZAMM!!! It know runs better???

TERRY

BIG RED - SOLD
4" SILVERLINE TB
SCT w/Edge INSIGHT
6" Superlift w/ 37" TOYO'S on 20's
Accufab Elbow
Lots of Recon Lights
HID Headlights & Foglights
Train Horns
SNOW H2O/Meth
Rescuediver is offline  
post #10 of 73 Old 03-08-2007, 01:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Halla2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Somerville,TN
Posts: 180
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Man I know I seen that pic on here somewhere thanks Nav.

2003 Reg cab 4x4 D-Max,4" ppe, 6" turnouts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Halla2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome