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EGR Delete kit.. should I install? Why?

I have a 2005 Excursion with the 6.0 and I am hearing that I should install the EGR delete kit. Something to do with preventing coolant from getting back into the intake and stretching my head studs. What are the negatives, if any, of installing a delete kit? Are there programmers out there that will recognize a deleted EGR so no engine lights come on? Recommendations??

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Rebuild the oil cooler
delete the egr
flush coolant, refill with ELC
coolant filter


why?

Ford's gold coolant contains silicates, these silicates turn to goo when under high EGT's and from lack of maintenance ... this goo along with the casting sands from the block (which the coolant filter is for) clogs the oil cooler. This clogging causes big problems as its upstream from the egr cooler. When the oil cooler clogs coolant cant get through to the egr cooler to cool the exhaust gasses. This causes rupturing of the egr cooler. When this occurs it allows coolant to enter into the intake and combustion chamber. When a diesel fires off of high compression adding coolant into that is a big no no, this is usually what lifts the heads and blows the head gaskets.

I know people with 200k miles on stock bolts... tuned and egr deletes, zero issues. This is no solution however a great stepping stone to those with known good gaskets.
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Rebuild the oil cooler
delete the egr
flush coolant, refill with ELC
coolant filter


why?

Ford's gold coolant contains silicates, these silicates turn to goo when under high EGT's and from lack of maintenance ... this goo along with the casting sands from the block (which the coolant filter is for) clogs the oil cooler. This clogging causes big problems as its upstream from the egr cooler. When the oil cooler clogs coolant cant get through to the egr cooler to cool the exhaust gasses. This causes rupturing of the egr cooler. When this occurs it allows coolant to enter into the intake and combustion chamber. When a diesel fires off of high compression adding coolant into that is a big no no, this is usually what lifts the heads and blows the head gaskets.

I know people with 200k miles on stock bolts... tuned and egr deletes, zero issues. This is no solution however a great stepping stone to those with known good gaskets.


Do I have to rebuild the oil cooler? I think I am definitely going to delete the EGR and then put a tuner on it. Any recommendations for a delete kit and tuner that will ignore the fact that the EGR is going and not throw up the check engine light? I have seen a delete kits on EGRDelete.com for $177 and I have seen them for $500... Why the difference and if I can get an up-pipe with the kit, is that the best option? I bought this expecting it to last me a lifetime so I wanna get ahead of the game...
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Do I have to rebuild the oil cooler? I think I am definitely going to delete the EGR and then put a tuner on it. Any recommendations for a delete kit and tuner that will ignore the fact that the EGR is going and not throw up the check engine light? I have seen a delete kits on EGRDelete.com for $177 and I have seen them for $500... Why the difference and if I can get an up-pipe with the kit, is that the best option? I bought this expecting it to last me a lifetime so I wanna get ahead of the game...
Do you have a way to monitor ECT (Engine Coolant Temp) and EOT (Engine Oil Temp)? When the delta of the EOT and ECT get 15* apart from each other, under normal driving conditions, then it's a good chance that the oil cooler is/getting blocked. You will need gauges first inorder to determine if you have to replace the oil cooler.

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