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Old 11-07-2011, 05:31 PM
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New to me 04 F-250

Hello I just recently bought a 2004 F-250 with 95K. It is my first diesel and I have a couple of questions.
1: It has a edge juice w/attitude tuner it seems like it works pretty well but I have never had a tuner before and want to know if that is a good one or will it blow the motor?
2: EGR problems I have not had any of the issues that I have read on here but I do not know if it has a delete kit or not how can i check?
3: What else can I be proactive on for maintance down the road?

Thanks ahead of time!

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Josh P.
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Here is a picture of the top of motor and where to look for the EGR cooler. While you are looking down in there, check to see if the little hose from the oil cooler to EGR cooler is orange or blue. Also, for future references, is your engine an 04 early build or late build? Look at your passenger valve cover for a sensor right on the cover. If one is there, you have a late build.

You will hear that the Edge tuner is not good for the transmission. You should dump it and go with SCT.

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thank you for the information I will look at the valve cover and defiantly take the edge out. Is there a difference if the hose is orange or blue? Im sorry for all the questions i'm really new with diesel!
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Just look to the left of the oil filter housing and see if there's a plate there or something sticking up with a wire plugged in on it. If all you see is the plate and an unplugged wire around it then you have an egr delete.


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Just look to the left of the oil filter housing and see if there's a plate there or something sticking up with a wire plugged in on it. If all you see is the plate and an unplugged wire around it then you have an egr delete.


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Not nesassary true, some owners like to leave the valve in the intake, and don't use the supplied blocker plate.

Orange hose is original from factory, Blue hose is the updated hose from ford.


On the first picture, see the yellow "X", this a EGR delete kit. The blue hose in the picture connects the EGR delete tubing to the oil cooler housing. Notice how the tubing makes a "u-turn", this is a delete.

The second picture is a factory EGR cooler, see the yellow "X", notice how the tubing starts to make a "u-turn" but stops at the EGR cooler.




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thank you for the answers i will be looking at that to see if i can find out if it has one or not. Also i took out the Edge tuner and am getting the recomended SCT tuner. thank you for all the help!
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Good to know thanks for the correction!


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Why would they leave it in? Is it to pass inspection to make it look like its still in place


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Why would they leave it in? Is it to pass inspection to make it look like its still in place


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Some owners leave it in for the clean look. Some owners tie the valve up to the side. Either way you should leave it plugged in electrically.

Depending on the strategy and year truck, if you unplug the valve electrically, it may cause issues with the clutch fan and VGT vane sweep. This is why some owners leave the valve in the intake or tied up to the side.
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Ok well I looked and I have the EGR still in but with blue hoses. I looked I also have a K&N Air filter and intake kit with a 4" Magnaflow exhaust. I have disconnected the Edge tuner and wow it runs a whole lot better. What are the normal maintance intervals for this motor?
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