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egr kit alternative just as good?

found a guy in the area that has done some work on a fleet of 6.0 powerstrokes out west. he will work on my truck for a good hourly rate. i wanted him to install my rcd egr kit but he says he takes out the cooler and welds it at both ends. my question is that just as good? if not what are the draw backs to it? i would like to explain to him why the kits better. he seems to prefer his own method.
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That's what I have done to mine. I have some stainless plugs recessed about a 1/4 inch into both ends of the cooler and tig'd shut. Bolted it back in with a new EGR/intake gasket set from Ford and have not had a problem at all, looks stock too.

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If you already have the RCD delete kit just have him install it. Yeah his method works but if you already have the RCD kit I would make the factory junk go away. I am having the Sinister diesel delete kit installed on mine right now, which is pretty much the same thing as the RCD kit.
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if yours is a 05 or newer than doing that is not taking out the scoop in the up pipe.
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so welding shut the egr cooler (both coolant and ex. gas) , and cutting out the scoop is just as good and safe as the rcd/sinister delete kits?
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i dont think it would be as good because its not reversable at all. and welding on the up pipe would prob cause it to crack later. better to do it right and do it once. i havent done mine yet but will be doing a sinister kit in the next couple of months.
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don't weld up the coolant flow, coolant will still need to flow through the cooler, unless the coolant is rerouted.

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don't weld up the coolant flow, coolant will still need to flow through the cooler, unless the coolant is rerouted.
Correct. This is why you should go ahead with the RCD install and make the EGR cooler go away.
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