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post #1 of 14 Old 07-11-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling the trigger tomorrow...

Well, I am pulling the trigger tomorrow morning to have my EGR deleted. I have made every attempt to get out of this truck, but my options were an HHR or a Cobalt. I told the dealer I would rather walk...

Sooo... I am opting to try and fix mine. I strongly believe that it is a serverly blown EGR cooler. The tech said that my truck had the most moisture under the EGR valve he has ever seen. I am going to have them delete the entire EGR and rebuild the oil cooler if needed, replace the HPOP screen( I think that is what it is.) then is there also some fitting of some sort that it also prone to fail? I have read about it, but cannot remember the name.

I have looked into taking legal action against the dealer that sold me the truck, but I have no leg to stand on. Checked lemon law, and some other options, but since the truck was bought "as-is", I'm effed in the A!

The reason I think that it is a blown cooler is:
No cross contamination between oil and coolant.
No power, economy loss.
No running issues, besides burning massive amounts of coolant.
Coolant under the EGR valve.
Pressure in the upper coolant tank, but no puking.
No leaks, minus internally.

Sounds like the cooler, based on everything I have read?
Plus, I would believe if it had a blown gasket, I would be experiencing many more problems besides white smoke and coolant loss?

Quotes at $1000-$1100 to fix it. Hoping to have it back Tuesday. I would do it myself, but I have no extra vehicle to drive. One dealership I am working with were nice enough to give a loaner. So I figure I'd have their diesel tech take care of it...

Do y'all think this is the best decision??

THanks!
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Im pretty sure the 04s dont have the stc fitting your talking about, and i would go ahead and add a coolant filter after you deleted the egr.
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I will do that myelf. Or does it need to be done while everything is apart?

Which kit is most reccomended?
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dieselsite or fcdp. you mentioned the oil screen but make sure you rebuild the oil cooler as well.

you dont have to worry about the stc fitting, lucky you.
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Ok that is good news then!

I sure hope they figured in the oil cooler rebuild.... Oh well. It has to get done either way. Is there any way my oil cooler may be still ok? Or just rebuild it regardless...
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IMHO...If you don't want to go back down this road again, i would do everything you can afford while they are in there. EGR delete and oil cooler at least.. the HPOP screen comes in the kit from ford, and a real good flush while they are at it.

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Yes, that is my plan. I just need this thing back on the road. I am not going to do studs and headgaskets though. I have zero intentions to chip it or mod it beyond exhaust. I plan on doing exactly what's stated above...
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I got my filter from dieselsite, and it is a good kit, just make sure to get the ball valves also because they don't come in the kit..... It took me about 1 hr to install.

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If you have them flush it ask them to use VC9. My dealership had never even heard of it until I asked them for it.

The o-rings on the return line from the turbo should be changed.
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If you have them flush it ask them to use VC9. My dealership had never even heard of it until I asked them for it.
Just to add about VC-9. It takes 2 quarts per flush. My dealership said they were pints, until He brought them from the back room to sell me. They are not cheap, like $23 per quart.
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