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EGR Deleted, now what???

Im new to Powerstrokes, bought my first one (actually first Ford) back in December. It's a 06' 6.0 with only 35,000 miles on it. So far I've put 2000 miles on it and have racked up $2000 in repair bills.... Not off to a good start!

Pulling my 4000 lb boat (which shouldn't even work this truck) a few weeks ago, my EGR cooler and subsequent oil cooler went out. I replaced the oil cooler and deleted the EGR cooler (since this seems to be the common denominator with 6.0 problems). Fearing the worst (head gaskets), I walked away from the repair shop somewhat relieved, but am now wondering if the truck is still a ticking time bomb for head gaskets or is it NOW much less prone to having head gasket problems?????

I was all but ready to cut my losses and trade this truck in on a new Cummins last week (sorry, I know this is a PS forum, but considering the circumstances I think I have valid reasons!). However, getting ready for the upcoming holiday weekend, I retrieved my 10k lb 5th wheel trailer out of storage yesterday and made the trek home and my 6.0 pulled surprisingly well. My MPG's are also up from 12 to 16 (empty), so I'm starting to feel better about this truck, but feel I'm gambling somewhat on keeping it instead of getting rid of it while it's running well.

So, my question to those of you in the know, are my odds of having head gasket failure better, worse, or no different now that I've had the EGR deleted and new oil cooler installed??? Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:30 AM
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I would say with out the EGR cooler your odds are much better that you wont have a HG problem. If you keep it, get some gauges or at least a scanguage to help you monitor things. I think of my truck as a spoiled kid, if you don't play with it and give it what it wants it will throw a huge fit, lol.
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