OK guys, I've read four days worth of threads about EGR deletes, block offs, plugs, and home fabs. I've quite thoroughly lost my mind over this subject!
Unless someone can tell me a good reason why not (I'm all ears!), I'm probably going to try the following:
BLE EGR Eliminator ($191.99)
Elite Diesel Sneaky Pipe ($165.00)
My rationale for this approach is the following:
1.) My truck is still under warranty: So a full EGR delete is out for me, period. People say if your dealer is friendly..., etc. Well what good would that do me if my truck breaks four states away, the friendly guy leaves, gets fired, etc..... Too big of a risk in my book!
2.) Return to stock would be easy: Replace my EGR valve, and if I want to be 100% stock, then also my original up pipe. Done, EGR system would be bone stock.
3.) If the module on the BLE product works (anyone here actually know???) there should be no cel light or any codes at all... Correct? It should run trouble free with the factory tune or an SCT if I so chose???
4.) While not a full delete, were my stock EGR cooler to leak coolant, where in the heck would it go? It can't go through the intake, because it's plugged by the BLE plug. It also couldn't go through the exhaust if the plug is welded into the sneaky up pipe. Correct? If so, then who would give a crap if the pipe in the EGR cooler ever cracked? If my pipe isn't cracked right now (mine isn't yet...), then why would it anyway with the welded sneaky up pipe blocking out the exhaust gas heat?
5.) I am definitely not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination. I'm sure I can plug in the BLE eliminator though.
The sneaky up pipe is probably at the far end of my ability to do stuff on my truck as far as I can tell. I can't be doing any major disassemblies past that level, and I can't really afford to spend the big bucks right now paying a pro to do it either.
6.) The BLE EGR eliminator plus the Elite diesel sneaky pipe together would cost $357.00 plus shipping. That is a lot cheaper than paying to have my currently non-broken truck taken apart by someone else for some other more expensive method that would take me even more to undo later if I had to.
Does anyone here have any actual experience with the BLE product? I'm having a real hard time finding anyone that is actually using one.
Does anyone here know where I can get a sneaky up pipe of the same quality (stock appearance, etc...) as the one Elite Diesel is selling for a lower price? It;s probably the one for me to get, but less expensive is always nice if the quality is still there.
I'm sorry to post yet another thread about EGR's, as I know the subject has been beaten to death, but I can't find any definitive answers to the actual combo I've proposed above. I'm looking for something that us non-tech savvy guys can install on a budget that will still fulfill all of the above requirements. Thanks a bunch for any constructive help you guys can give!!!