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6.0L EGR Maintenance and Cleaning (Write-Up)

This quick write-up is for the guy's that come here not knowing much about minor problems or maintenance.
Your 6.0L engine has an EGR system that recirculates exhaust fumes back into the intake to be burned a second time ( Thanks EPA ). Some guy's delete this system and I do recommend doing that.But if you do not have the time or still have warranty you can avoid minor problems by cleaning your EGR VALVE.
DIFFICULTY- Easy ( 3rd grade easy )
Tools- 8mm socket/ext/ratchet/ Screw driver/carb cleaner/pry tool.(I used a slide hammer)
Time- 30 minutes ( most of which is cleaning )
Parts- 2 o-rings and 1 gasket (Sometimes not needed if you are careful)

1)Unplug the EGR Valve
2)Remove Bolts
3) Pry up(Not side/side) It took 1 hit up with my slide hammer.




4) Soak the EGR in/out let shaft in Carb cleaner or spray and brush. AVOID getting cleaner in the 2 holes at the base of the upper valve(Shinny round part) Those holes lead to the upper valve and can damage the valve. The point here is to clean the soot off the lower valve & shaft and in/out let holes.



5) Replace o rings and gasket (If needed) and reinstall.

TIPS The valve will come out I promise, Just keep pulling up!(Twist)
Avoid the holes at the base of the upper valve!
Wipe down after cleaning!
Wipe down intake mounting surface!
Buy the O-rings and gasket! ( Just in case )
Clean with carb cleaner not brake cleaner. (Don't ask)

SORRY- I LOST SOME OF THE PICTURES

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Good wite up Maybe a MOD can move this into the wirteup forum


Only thing I would add, the brake cleaner is said to brake-down the O-rings, thats why carb cleaner is prefered if you want to reuse them. And use a shop vac to get out any soot that might have come off the valve while getting the vavle out. When I finaly got mine out there was a small amount in the intake, not to mention you couldn't see through the valve it self.

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Good wite up Maybe a MOD can move this into the wirteup forum


Only thing I would add, use a shop vac to get out any soot that might have come off the valve while getting the vavle out. When I finaly got mine out there was a small amount in the intake, not to mention you couldn't see through the valve it self.
You just did it for me
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good write up
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thanks Bryan, i have been wanting to do that, buy did not know how to....need to find a slide hammer now.
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Posted a copy in the 6.0L maintenance info forum. Thanks, Bryan!!!
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Posted a copy in the 6.0L maintenance info forum. Thanks, Bryan!!!
NO Thank you Shawn, For all the info I have received throughout the year. I am like a sponge when it comes to free info on my interests.

So Thanks again. Anything I want to know. I know where to go.

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did you replace your o rings or was their no need, im having a hard time finding a place that will sell me new ones
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did you replace your o rings or was their no need, im having a hard time finding a place that will sell me new ones
I did, But there was no need to. If you pull straight up after a few twists, you should be able to get away with the old ones. Just don't **** side to side, That could damage them beyond reuse.

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