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Old 12-19-2007, 10:46 AM
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EGR Valve Concern

This might sound rather dumb...but can the 6.0 run with the EGR valve disconnected?

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Old 12-19-2007, 10:56 AM
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i have for about a year its an 04, if memory serves the 03 @ 04 don't throw a cel mine doesent, the 05 to 07 will give a cel
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:06 PM
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Thanks! I think my EGR valve is sticking....(coughing at the air intake, blowing black smoke after coughing)...I wanted to try to clean the darn thing, but for the life of me I could not get it out!! I could ROTATE it and WOBBLE it but IT WOULD NOT COME UP from it's hole!!! Why are these things so hard to get free???

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You can get it out if your man enough.... JK, they are a royal PITA but get up on yer knees with a large set of water pump pliers and grab and wiggle and pull like hell and it will pop out. It has 2 O rings that keep it in tight.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:00 PM
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Thanks! That is exactly what I did today, but I was not man enough to (get it up) hehehe! I will try again after eating my wheaties!!!

Doug
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Thanks! I think my EGR valve is sticking....(coughing at the air intake, blowing black smoke after coughing)...I wanted to try to clean the darn thing, but for the life of me I could not get it out!! I could ROTATE it and WOBBLE it but IT WOULD NOT COME UP from it's hole!!! Why are these things so hard to get free???

Doug
there are lots of people who disconnect theirs. 05 and up will probably set a check engine light.

you should pull the valve though and make sure that it is completely closed, if it cruddy and stuck open, or in the open position when you unplug it, then there is the possibility it will ALWAYS be open a bit and you are not doing yourself anygood...

and i believe some people have complained about fuel mileage when they disconnected theirs. i did not notice a diff when i did mine, but i have an SCT now and it eliminates the egr from the equation anyway.
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twist it a little and hook the sucker with a 90 degree pry bar, but be gentle with it. i have tried to clean them in the past, but they still come back sticking. The best way to eliminate all your problems is to replace it. also be sure to take a pick or something and break the carbon loose in the intake and suck it out of there.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:05 PM
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Thanks so much for the replys! I thought of the pry-up method but do not have the device(s) to accomplish this. The ford service dept. in my town has already once cleaned the EGR valve and would not do so again until they pulled the intake and had it cleaned of the carbon buuild-up(per ford warranty stipulations). SO... I am gonna try to drive the bugger to the coast this week towing about 10,500 lbs. Hope I don't have to nurse it too much!!
I will let ford service take care of it when I return. They said to plan on them having the truck four or five days.

Thanks again, guys!
Doug Hawkins
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