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post #1 of 15 Old 05-31-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all i have a stock 06 powerstroke recently I saw a MKM custom deal which includes a sct chip and an egr delete by sinister.... Is it ok to run an sct safely with a stock truck?

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Yes you just have to make sure when you order your tunes you tell them what has and hasn't been done to the truck so they can tune accordingly.

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Alrighty... I just dont wanna have to do headstuds.... Not this early at least

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the reason they give you that chip is to turn off the EGR fault code, and from what i've gathered about stock 6.0 trucks is not power is safe power. I have been running a tune on my truck for almost 40,000 miles and my headbolts have not popped yet. If I were you I would get the package and just run a moderate tune and don't be the chit out of it all the time. That is really all I know, but that EGR system is garbage and it will go eventually. I am going this myself once I get the full delete and a new oil cooler. Best of luck you you.
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Great info guys. Anyone else?

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Also my friend said my 06 has an updated oil cooler is this right?

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Not like the MKM or BPD.
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I bought my SCT with "custom" tunes from MKM. The deal on the SCT was a good price, but there tunes are "ok" at best. I bought custom tunes from Matt @ Gearhead, and it turned my truck into a whole new beast. Custom tunes are safe for stock trucks, but I'd make sure you get a monitor to keep an eye on your temps. The stock gauges are crap. Keep in mind, you have to pay to play.

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Careful with deletes... Check engine lights
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