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Old 03-04-2012, 05:31 PM
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Hey guys, new owner here, long time lurker on the forum though. I did as much research as I could before buying me a truck, got an edge insight and monitored my temps and all of that. The truck I bought had about a 10-12 degree delta, so I assumed it had some egr/oil cooler issues. Me and the owner reached a price I was comfortable with so I went ahead and bought it. Its an 03 with 157000 miles.

I have already ordered a coolant filtration system from dieselsite, and am looking into what I want to do as far as the egr/oil cooler go. Was thinking about just getting the bulletproof diesel package, but have had some people tell me there are cheaper ways to go about it that will accomplish the same thing. Any of you guys have suggestions?

EDIT: I have searched and done quite a bit of research on the topic, but the threads about this can be kind of scattered and Im not sure of what exactly to search for. If you guys just want to post up links to past thread that is fine.
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this is my second 6.0. a monitor is a must, imo, studs and gaskets are not needed unless you want to tune and race the duramax sitting next to you. the egr delete is the way to go, or the bullet proof one if you need inspection. having said that my first 6.0 blew the cooler and i had to delete. on my 05, i just unplugged the egr valve. coolant still flows, but the gas gets to the valve and stops, no circulation. looking at installing the spool.
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congrats on the purchase
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thanks guys, im pretty excited

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this is my second 6.0. a monitor is a must, imo, studs and gaskets are not needed unless you want to tune and race the duramax sitting next to you. the egr delete is the way to go, or the bullet proof one if you need inspection. having said that my first 6.0 blew the cooler and i had to delete. on my 05, i just unplugged the egr valve. coolant still flows, but the gas gets to the valve and stops, no circulation. looking at installing the spool.
Im pretty sure here in NC diesels are exempt from emissions testing, can anyone confirm that? If so I might lean towards just deleting the egr if that is what everyone thinks is best. Still would like to hear some more opinions
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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I know SC is but im not sure NC is due to the ispection yall have
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Ok guys, since I plan on driving a little while with the coolant filter on before I flush it out and do something about the EGR/oil cooler, would it be wise to disconnect the EGR valve, or should I just leave it hooked up?
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Your deltas dont show your egr cooler to be bad so there is no reason to unplug it. With that said even if you did unplug it your exhaust can still blow it open so it does not prevent exhaust gasses from going into the egr cooler. You should call your DMV to confirm the inspection. I would NOT do a flush however with those delta's and if you do a egr replacement or delete you should plan on replacing your oil cooler too. Its just the best thing to do while your already in there. If you do that then you should do a coolant flush before and even before that you should at least run the coolant filter for aprox 7,000 miles.
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Your deltas dont show your egr cooler to be bad so there is no reason to unplug it. With that said even if you did unplug it your exhaust can still blow it open so it does not prevent exhaust gasses from going into the egr cooler. You should call your DMV to confirm the inspection. I would NOT do a flush however with those delta's and if you do a egr replacement or delete you should plan on replacing your oil cooler too. Its just the best thing to do while your already in there. If you do that then you should do a coolant flush before and even before that you should at least run the coolant filter for aprox 7,000 miles.
Thats basically my plan. Since my deltas werent too terribly high, I went ahead and ordered the coolant filter which should be here tomorrow. Was going to drive it for as long as I could as long as the temps dont get worse, then do something about the egr cooler and replace the oil cooler, and do a flush before that. Appreciate the help!
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