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Old 01-07-2010, 02:52 AM
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Fellow powerstrokers, I am looking for some advice here.

My truck started throwing DTC codes P0404 and P0405.

Which is of course EGR Codes.
Here is a link to the thread when my truck first started throwing these two codes.
DTC P0404, and P0405 PLEASE HELP!!!

forddieseldoctor; chimed and stated that he suggested replacing the EGR, some say cleaning it will work, but not sure.

So, should I just replace the EGR or should I get a delete kit, I was looking at the one from RCD.
Here is a link, I was looking at the complete delete kit
River City Diesel Powerstroke Performance


I hear alot of people talk about how many problems the EGR system on the 6.0 can cause, I hear it is a big contributor to Blown HGs and many other problems....

Please give me some opinions and facts.

Thanks everyone.

Tim
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:02 AM
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Tim the egr cooler is the culprit that causes all the problems. I would strongly suggest that you remove the whole crappy system, but when you do you will get a CEL that will fail emissions testing in TN. You will need a tuner, such as the SCT X3, to turn off the CEL and valve in the PCM. I will be deleting mine as soon as the slightest problem arises with it. You may also want to look at the BulletProof Diesel Oil Cooler upgrade while you are in there because they are prone to failure as well.
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you can just unplug it(while its off not running) It will run fine.May still throw codes but will run well. Personally, I would delete it before i bought another one. Til then unplugging it is fine
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unplugging is a temp fix....ur egr cooler can still fail....best scenario is to delete it...i just bought the RCD kit
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yes its temp, But i was just meaning, if the egr is bad unplug it. Then when you can delete it. I just would not waste money on a new egr.
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Thanks for the replies guys...

Chris, If I do the delete and were to get an SCT will it pass emissions...

We don't have emissions testing here where I live, but still I would not want it to not be capable of passing emissions...Please elaborate.

I looked at the Oil Cooler upgrade, but that mutha is expensive...

Thanks again guys, and keep the advice coming...

Tim
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unplugging is a temp fix....ur egr cooler can still fail....best scenario is to delete it...i just bought the RCD kit
Have you got the RCD kit installed already...Please keep me posted on this...Thanks
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Thanks for the replies guys...

Chris, If I do the delete and were to get an SCT will it pass emissions... Yes because all they look for are Codes stored in the PCM. The guy that did my test told me the cat was not required on diesels, but they still had to be tested. I know for a fact the SCT X3 will clear the codes and turn off the valve in the PCM so you would never have a problem.

We don't have emissions testing here where I live, but still I would not want it to not be capable of passing emissions...Please elaborate. You don't have it yet, but getting the full cooler and valve delete will cause no problems as long as no codes show up and they won't with the SCT X3 Tuner.

I looked at the Oil Cooler upgrade, but that mutha is expensive... Yes it is expensive, but well worth it I think. They also have a beefed up egr cooler as well, but I am not interested in the egr cooler upgrade myself.

Thanks again guys, and keep the advice coming...

Tim
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Okay, thanks a million padre, you are the man...Guys any other advice keep it coming...

Thanks again to all, for taking the time to answer my questions
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I'm looking at these kits from RCD and not sure which one is best. What are the advantages of the more expensive ones? Can anyone elaborate for us. Thanks.
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