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Old 12-09-2011, 02:15 PM
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EGR Spool in 06 KR CC DRW FX4

Finally put the EGR spool (ebay) in today. everything went smooth looks like the prior owner kept the egr pretty clean, had a coating of soot but nothing serious.

Was able to reuse the o-rings but will replace them with new ones shortly anyway.

My truck has the super tow or what ever its called, 4.30 gears so at 60mph my tach is right at 2000rpm.

Have watched the mpg lie-o-meter for many miles and I know it normally shows 13.5mpg at 60mph on level ground with the cruise on.

Took it out got it fully warmed up and gave it a run just to see were the lie-o-meter would be, normally jumps any where from 13.4 to 13.6.

After the EGR spool it was running 14.8 to 15.0mpg, so I guess I will see after a tank of fuel or so if there are any gains.

Last tank of fuel was right at 13.5mpg city and highway mixed, I filled it up to the first click off on the pump at my favorite fuel station, always use the same pump.

But the CEL lit up after the first start after it was hot, so SCT it is and get rid of the pesky light. (I did leave the EGR hooked up and left it on top the engine secured so it won't bounce around).

I did go out and "Stand on it" a few times other than I experienced wheel hop for the first time I can't say I really noticed any performance gains except maybe a little quicker turbo spool up, but nothing blistering. (Could be wishfull thinking)

It is currently using the latest Ford flash with the heat inductive flash. Statrts great in the cold weather

After I read the fuel tank mod about shortening the tubes in the tank I figured I would see just how much more I could get in the tank after the click off I got 4 gallons more in the tank. (Another mod for the future)

Looking forward to getting the EGR Cooler delete done, but for now I am leaving it until it goes out or the warranty runs out.

I will update the threead after I run a tank or two out and see if there are any milage gains.

I did notice that the turbo boost gauge (Factory) wasn't reading as high driving normal around town, while on cruise going up grades and such I have driven alot and when taking off normally in trafffic, there again it may be wishfull thinking.

Next is the fuel pressure spring upgrade, banjo bolts, and get a SCT tuner, and some gauges.

Any thoughts?

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Old 12-09-2011, 02:33 PM
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I just gonna recommend a monitor/gauge solution be the first thing to get on your list.
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Remove the scoop and plug the outlet in your up pipe, get a no EGR tune and you are good.

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Old 12-09-2011, 02:52 PM
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Lilpooh, xjeeper:

Points taken, I have considered the hidden mods to the up-pipe, probably in the spring.....my truck is to big to fit in the garage right now with my 29, and 39 fords in there.

I have the welder (MIG and TIG), and can make whatever size plug I need as I have a lathe, (and a mill)
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Is there a difference in running one of these and not an EGR delete? Does it do the same thing? I've never heard of this before
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Is there a difference in running one of these and not an EGR delete? Does it do the same thing? I've never heard of this before
The spool blocks the EGR exh flow to the intake, however the cooler is still on the truck and the exh still enters the cooler, later if one blocks the up-pipe exh output and removes the scoop then the cooler stands alone, but still has coolant going thru it.

However it would still appear stock, as long as the cooler wasn't leaking I think it should be okay, kinda the best of both worlds.
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Is there a difference in running one of these and not an EGR delete? Does it do the same thing? I've never heard of this before
It basically does the same thing, preventing hot exhaust gases from entering the intake, and prevents coolant from entering the intake if the EGR cooler were to fail.

You should also either weld shut the EGR cooler on the up-pipe side, or cap off the EGR cooler on the up-pipe side by either a bolt on blocker plate and a EGR delete up-pipe.

I ran a EGR valve spool plug for about 2yrs prior to doing a full delete. Here is the one I made.
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