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Old 12-29-2008, 04:30 PM
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EGR Delete?

I've been lookin into doing an EGR delete, i plan on doing it with the help of my dad. im not really sure what kit to buy, or if i could avoid buying a kit amd just buy certain parts? I've been reading through some writeups and now i think im a little confused. Can someone please inform me a little.

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:09 PM
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Look at the pic of the inside of EGR cooler.
It fails in there frequently, so you need to either seal up the ends (where the exhaust goes in and where it comes out), or you need to get rid of it completely.
When the cooler fails, it flows coolant into your intake or thru the up-pipe back into the cylinders.
Both are disasters and your truck will likely have major damage or leave you stuck on the side of the road.
The outside of the cooler is really tough, so if you can block the ends, it will keep the coolant inside even if it fails.
I needed to keep the stock look for warrantee purposes, so I used the sneaky pipe with the block-off plate for the exhaust up-pipe side, and I used the solid aluminum plug (the one from eBay) for the intake manifold side.
Even if the cooler fails, the coolant will not be able to leak into the engine, and the exhaust gases do not go into the cooler at all. The EGR valve can remain plugged in, just use one of the original EGR valve bolts and secure the valve to the small threaded hole on the side of the intercooler elbow (right next to the EGR valve location).
I cleaned the valve and put a little spray lube on it. With stock tuning, it will open and close normally.
I use a SCT x3 tuner with Innovative DIesels custom tunes (they're freakin' awesome!) so the EGR valve remains closed and no CEL codes are thrown.
In 2004.5 and above trucks, you'll need to keep the valve plugged in or use the SCT tuner to prevent the CEL.
There are many ways to remove or block off the cooler.
If you're a decent mechanic, you can do it for really cheap: weld the EGR valve closed, cut the scoop out of the up-pipe (2005+) and plug the cooler entrance.

The EGR valve/ EGR cooler are probably the most problematic parts on the 6.0 PSD.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:23 PM
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Are you talking about an 04? i thought the scoop and the sneaky pipe had to do with 05+?
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i dont think that scoop thing matters for any year.
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03-04's Don't have scoops.
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So all i need is a freeze plag and some metal plate?
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Do the First Coast Diesel Performance delete. It's the best way to go and is a great price compared to those other kits.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:27 PM
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i cant see spending that much
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Check with Raul @ Stealth Automotive, he's a sponsor on here. He just started offering a kit that looks pretty good and it is in the $300-350 Range. With his kit you will have to mod the up pipe yourself.
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Check with Raul @ Stealth Automotive, he's a sponsor on here. He just started offering a kit that looks pretty good and it is in the $300-350 Range. With his kit you will have to mod the up pipe yourself.
Ive looked into that and ive talked to him a little through messages, im out of money at the moment.
i have read a little about just unplugging the EGR for a quick fix, is that a good idea to hold me over until i buy a kit?
if so can someone show me a picture of what to unplug?
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