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just got a 6.4 what should I be worried about?

should I be worried about the head gaskets or egr?

I am going to be towing with the truck and want it to be as dependable as possible

(towing a 3 car trailer)

thinking about doing
1. tuner
2. dpf delete
3. cat delete

want to do the egr delete but don't want to have to get a wastegate etc if it is not a problem like it was on the 6.0
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just got a 6.4 what should I be worried about?

You should be worried about your Missus being jealous about how much time you are going to spend in your new truck.....

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should I be worried about the head gaskets or egr? NO
I am going to be towing with the truck and want it to be as dependable as possible

(towing a 3 car trailer)

thinking about doing
1. tuner YES
2. dpf delete YES3. cat delete YES

want to do the egr delete but don't want to have to get a wastegate etc if it is not a problem like it was on the 6.0 NOT A PROBLEM ON THIS NEW STRONGLY BUILT INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER (NAVISTAR) OVERBUILT ENGINE...
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ok so no egr delete that is a relief

i did notice some brown sludge in the coolant before doing a coolant flush and change 80k on the truck


has anyone heard of the police checking for a dpf delete at weigh stations?
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If you are using the truck for what it is designed for (towing) I wouldn't loose any sleep over the EGR. It's when you use these trucks as grocery getters that's when problems seem to happen on occasion. There is nothing better for the EGR than keeping it cleaned out by towing under load...and the clogged EGR is what causes the head gaskets to go. And yes, I know this is a 6.4 thread....

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I know of people that have taken a solid bar and rammed out the cat and DPF. They have the delete program, sensors in place, but hollow cat and DPF. If could find one at a wrecking yard, it might be a way to go with your original one kept for a just in case "fix it" ticket...

Check the emission laws in your area, but a hollow cat and dpf could only be found with an annual emissions gas probe up the tailpipe like I hear they do in a few States like Californication...
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any how tos on the dpf cat hollow out on the forum anywhere?
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Solid iron bar, indelicately BASH it out. It is a fine ceramic and crumbles to wasp nest dried mud and dust... messy, but works... While I have not done it personally, I have had several tell me about the exercise with a 6' solid tank bar. Loggers call it a peeler bar, six foot pry bar...

Check your State to make sure there are no sniffer probe annual inspections up the boo boo tube....

It is actually doing the planet a service by getting rid of it...! How? Quite simple really: it is a Greenie Fallacy to eliminate the puff of black smoke in the inner city, at the expense of 15%-30% (when towing) worse fuel economy for ALL trucks... Gets rid of the puff of smoke, by making MASSIVELY more pollution on a National scale with much worse fuel economy overall... Another Greenie lie...:nod:

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If you are using the truck for what it is designed for (towing) I wouldn't loose any sleep over the EGR. It's when you use these trucks as grocery getters that's when problems seem to happen on occasion. There is nothing better for the EGR than keeping it cleaned out by towing under load...and the clogged EGR is what causes the head gaskets to go. And yes, I know this is a 6.4 thread....

Hook it up and tow..

Most 6.4's with head gasket problems have occurred due to hard driving with high performance tunes.
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