delets in an emissions controlled state - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mattapoisett
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
delets in an emissions controlled state

I live in MA that has a strict emissions testing. I decided to do a DPF pipe delete along with EGR blocking plates. While today I simply bolted the delete pipe in and clamped it to my muffler I plan on flanging both delete pipe and DPF pipe assy back at the muffler for easy swapping. Should be an easy swap out when sticker time rolls around.

I decided to install block off plates on the EGR and kinda jacked that up. Top plate went in no issues, the bottom plate gave me problems. I ended up jacking up the gasket cause it would only separate such a small amount. screwed up the gasket stuffing something in to separate the pipes. Now it leaks a bit - need to fix that.

But I am wondering if there is a real advantage to putting plates in. I mean the EGR is shut off with the H&S tune. Easy enough to put the DPF pipe in, flash the PCM with no delete and the EGR is fine for emissions. So the question is what is the advantages of putting plates in v/s just shutting it off via the H&S tuner. I wanna keep everything intact for inspection and the plates make it a PIA.

BTW - I still cant believe the gains with these simple mods and tune. Fricking diesels rock!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-13-2013, 07:45 PM
Fueling M.A.D. Everywhere
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rockwall, TX
Posts: 1,860
Thanks: 4
Thanked 41 Times in 28 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Benefit of block off plates over just shutting the valve:

1. The valve is on the top of the motor so the exhaust gases still travel thru both EGR cooler and add unnecessary heat to your coolant.

2. The block off plates keep heat in your exhaust and not running up your engine (ie heating up your coolant and intake air, even if just a little because the valve and intake elbow are hot).

It is still a bandaid because coolant is still running thru but if you have no ability to remove then completely the plates are better than nothing.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chambersburg PA
Posts: 528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to skipnay
Can he make them stay there put make them so they don't heat up the coolant and other stuff? I don't know much on the EGR and have been thinking about getting rid of mine also but they need it for a visual.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-25-2013, 05:15 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Mattapoisett
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used block off plates. The go under the EGR and just before the cooler intake keeping averything in tact and not looking like anything has changed. Pretty simple to put in however I succeeded in destroying the gasket on the cooler end. Mine was kinda hard seperating the cooler from the pipe. I actually pulled the plates back out, replaced the gasket and called it a day. Just didnt want to have one more thing to play with when came time for inspection...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors