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When should I worry

I have the custom tunes from eric, intake and exhaust. When should I start to worry about the egr sytem or my head gaskets what are the symptoms. And is the de-gas bottle the bottle of coolant on the top of the motor. Any pics would help. Thanks!
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Unless you are having problems, don't worry too much about your EGR system or HG's. Typical symptoms are poor performance, white or black smoke out the exhaust for no reason. The degas bottle is exactly like you describe.

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you dont have a degas bottle in that picture thats your brake fluid
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you dont have a degas bottle in that picture thats your brake fluid
You're right. Obviously, I wasn't paying attention... In that pic above, the degas bottle was removed. Here's a pic of it (below) in the upper right with the black top and yellow(ish) bottom.


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The thing is that you WILL eventually have problems with blown head gaskets. Its not a matter of maybe. Just a matter of when. Usually when they do fail - your not sitting in your driveway.

If you have the time and money - its advisable to install ARP studs now rather then later. Studs are cheap. Labor is expensive (averages $2,000).


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If you have done an egr delete kit should i have to worry about changing my studs? I had to change my icp sensor so while i was there i took a couple more things off and put the delete kit on.
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