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Old 03-08-2007, 05:08 AM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:51 AM
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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
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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
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:07 AM
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how do you disconnect your EGR?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:02 AM
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how do you disconnect your EGR?
I would like to know the same thing. Does it not throw a code?
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:23 PM
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...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.
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:26 PM
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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
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:34 PM
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very simple, thanks Navy
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:37 PM
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Let me get this straight you just un-pluged the EGR valve and SHAZAMM!!! It know runs better???
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Man I know I seen that pic on here somewhere thanks Nav.
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