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post #1 of 11 Old 10-24-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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How difficult to replace egr coolers myself?

It hasn't yet been determined they are bad, but all signs point in that direction. Should that be the problem, they don't look that difficult to change. Supposing I can keep the coolant loss to a minimum, this is doable by myself in a couple hours in the driveway, right? I looked it over already and see that the real only major thing is pulling the fender liner.
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I know that to do a full removal of the EGR system and to perform the EGR delete by a reputable shop here in town that would take the cab off the chassis, I was quoted 9 hours of labor. If your coolers are bad, why not just get a tuner and delete the EGR altogether?

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Because I'm n an emissions zone so I can't take it off. During inspections any emissions equipment is " visually" inspected so it must stay in place. NorVa sucks occasionally.
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I did my EGR delete recently, it took me 6 hours with the cab on and I have plenty of previous wrenching under my belt. Now that is just getting that junk out, not trying to wiggle new stuff in after. To answer your question, yes, this is very doable in your drive way. Make sure to pour out any flammable liquids before starting because you are going to attempt to light your truck on fire apon new cooler installation. Also, I may be jumping to conclusions here and if I am I appologize in advance, but if you consider pulling your fender liner "major"... then you 100% should not attempt this yourself.

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I did my EGR delete recently, it took me 6 hours with the cab on and I have plenty of previous wrenching under my belt. Now that is just getting that junk out, not trying to wiggle new stuff in after. To answer your question, yes, this is very doable in your drive way. Make sure to pour out any flammable liquids before starting because you are going to attempt to light your truck on fire apon new cooler installation. Also, I may be jumping to conclusions here and if I am I appologize in advance, but if you consider pulling your fender liner "major"... then you 100% should not attempt this yourself.
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What I meant by the fender liner being "major" was the fact it looks to me to be the only other big piece that needs to be moved out of the way except maybe for the wheel. As for my comfort zone, I've built four SuperCoupe motors(crap cars) so I have all my own tools and ability. I'm just curious as to whether this is possible in a driveway.
What flammable liquids are being referred to that I need to drain?
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What I meant by the fender liner being "major" was the fact it looks to me to be the only other big piece that needs to be moved out of the way except maybe for the wheel. As for my comfort zone, I've built four SuperCoupe motors(crap cars) so I have all my own tools and ability. I'm just curious as to whether this is possible in a driveway.
What flammable liquids are being referred to that I need to drain?
I think he meant so that you don't get frustrated and light it on fire.

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I think he meant so that you don't get frustrated and light it on fire.
I figured as much. The attention is appreciated. Although I have been that frustrated before. Hahaha
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Correct on the frustration part, but in all honesty the only real bad part is trying to get the horizonal cooler out and in your case back in. Its terrible, other than that everything is pretty accessable once you get the degas bottle and fender liner out. It's all the small things that need to be disconnected or moved out of the way which takes the longest.
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anyone have a write up on this with pics?

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