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EGR maintenance

I recently bought an 05 powerstroke and have been reading about their problems on this forum and others. Do most owners check there egr valve regularly (so ones that still have it) and do you do a maintenance every so often? My truck has almost 55000 miles and I am sure it has never been cleaned, so I was probably going to do that. But if I pull it do I have to get new o-rings or can I keep the old ones if they still look good?
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I've read where some members clean it every other oil change, so it might be a matter of personal preference.

The o-ring and gasket kit is only like $12, but I don't see why you wouldn't just reuse the old ones, as long as they are in good shape. Maybe keep a gasket kit on hand, just in case you decide to clean the valve and the dealer is closed (Murphy's Law).

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Ya I figure I should probably by the o-ring kit just in case. Well I will check her out, give her a good cleaning, and then in a few months delete all together.
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Have an o-ring kit handy just in case one tears when you pull it out even if you plan on reusing them.

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I have an early 04 so I just unpluged mine. No more worries.

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I have an early 04 so I just unpluged mine. No more worries.
BAD IDEA!! With certain year trucks and certain strategies, unplugging the valve may cause clutch fan not reaching full rpm, and disabling the VGT vane cycle at idle.

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What would the EGR have to do with the clutch fan? Do you have documentation on this you can share or is it hear-say?

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What would the EGR have to do with the clutch fan? Do you have documentation on this you can share or is it hear-say?
Sure can, the first link comes from a Ford tech about the fan.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/97...egr-valve.html

And this link is what I and others on here have noticed.
http://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...d.php?t=102838

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I have an early 04 so I just unpluged mine. No more worries.
I only unplug/remove the valve on pre 06 trucks if you use a tuner and disable the EGR function that way. If I do an EGR delete on a pre 06 truck and don't install a tuner I always leave the valve installed and plugged in.

While I can't personally come up with hard "facts" for it I've read of numerous issues that have stemmed from this. So I would rather play on the safe side and leave the valve plugged in.
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I read those too, so if I delete do I have to leave the egr in and sct tuning to work correctly in my 05 or can I remove the egr, use the block off plate with sct tuning.
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