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Head gasket failure without oil/egr cooler failure

Just wondering how many people with ELC, 7 degree or less delta T, and have no EGR problems, have blown headgaskets. I have 32k miles on my HGs, oil cooler and egr cooler. Dealer used stock bolts. Just wondering what my odds of success are with my setup. BTW I am running Vivians Street tune.


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I think that if you run the EC-1 coolant, delete the EGR cooler, and keep an eye on your deltas that you will be just fine. However, things do get old and break down...
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I think that if you run the EC-1 coolant, delete the EGR cooler, and keep an eye on your deltas that you will be just fine. However, things do get old and break down...
That's what I'm praying for. I'll have the means to do the egr delete with a new oil cooler, run ELC and monitor the hell out of it but I can't do head gaskets myself. And sure enough can't fork out thousands to have someone do it for me.

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I can do HGs myself. I was gonna buy everything needed to stud it and put the parts on a shelf. I am gonna see how long stock bolts last.


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