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DIY'er new to diesels to perform EGR surgery

Hey ya'll. So I'm a new PSD owner and brand new to owning a diesel engine. I dont particularly know alot about disassembling an engine, but being a welder by trade, I figure I know enough about tools and dismanteling processes that I can tackle installing a BP EGR delete kit as well as a few other mods.

Since I purchased the truck 2 months ago I installed a 4" MBRP turbo back w/ cat delete and installed an edge insight cts, which took me the afternoon to finish. But this will be a weekend operation and time is definitley critical as I use the truck for work in the week. I will be replacing the EGR as I said, as well as installing an OEM oil cooler, dieselsite coolant system, upgraded turbo drain, as well as a restore flush to make way for some zerex elc. (maybe tap for a pyrometer too?)

Can someone maybe give me a 1-10 on the ol difficulty scale and maybe some tips or advice? Rock on!

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10 being the hardest, I give it a 5-6. I had the oil/fuel filter tower, turbo, and intake off in 1.5 hours. It's not a hard to do project and can be done in a week-end. Start your flushing Friday when you get home from work, the flushing takes up alot of time.

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Did mine two weeks ago I would give it a 7 since your new to the disassemble process. It took me 3 days total but I took my time and did other stuff to.


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Thats a busy weekend. I tried to get my egr delete done on a friday night. Needless to say it carried on into saturday, and I was sore untill tuesday.

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Thats a busy weekend. I tried to get my egr delete done on a friday night. Needless to say it carried on into saturday, and I was sore untill tuesday.
My ribs were killing me from laying on the rad support!! LOL!!

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Can my edge insight clear the check engine light or do I need the sct x3? also what are some good solvents to remove all the dirt and grease ill be working in?
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Did mine two weeks ago I would give it a 7 since your new to the disassemble process. It took me 3 days total but I took my time and did other stuff to.
agreed ^^^

I started mine on sunday and got almost everything off. Today i just cleaned up the parts i took off while waiting for fedex to show up with my semi-bullet proof kit, they showed up at 5pm.

The hardest part for me so far has been the 3 turbo bolts, from the looks of the bolts im the first one to ever tear into it.
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Difficulty scale is really subjective. It depends on how mechanically inclined you are and you confidence level in your own capabilities. I wouldn't put it at more than a 5 but I can see how some might consider it a 7. Give yourself plenty of time since it is your first time. It can easily be done in a weekend.
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