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Old 05-27-2013, 01:06 PM
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EGR Cooler. Delete or Not to Delete?

I think my EGR cooler is going out. it has happened to me a few years back in my 2004 6.0, and now I have a 2003 6.0. I was towing a small 14' enclosed cargo trailer for the first time since I bought the truck (a month ago), and noticed I could smell coolant on the steep grades. which really sucked cause I was on my way to trade it in on a 30' toy hauler. Had to leave it at the dealership, cause I didn't feel comfortable towing it back home over Snoqualmie pass in the Cascades. Would any of you take the chance of pulling the trailer home before addressing the issues?
So, now I want to get some opinions on whether or not to go with the Delete, or the Bulletproof cooler? What are the general opinions?

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:45 PM
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I think my EGR cooler is going out. it has happened to me a few years back in my 2004 6.0, and now I have a 2003 6.0. I was towing a small 14' enclosed cargo trailer for the first time since I bought the truck (a month ago), and noticed I could smell coolant on the steep grades. which really sucked cause I was on my way to trade it in on a 30' toy hauler. Had to leave it at the dealership, cause I didn't feel comfortable towing it back home over Snoqualmie pass in the Cascades. Would any of you take the chance of pulling the trailer home before addressing the issues?
So, now I want to get some opinions on whether or not to go with the Delete, or the Bulletproof cooler? What are the general opinions?

Thanks.....
Delete VS BPD setup:

The answer depends on you and where you live. Do you live in an area with emissions testing for diesels? If you do not live in a place that tests, and don;t think you'll have that issue anytime soon, I would delete. Cheaper option

But, if you live in an area with emissions testing or want to retain the cooler (even if you decide to tune and just unplug/block the valve itself) in order to be able to easily return the truck to 100% stock, I would go the BPD route. It is pricey, but the BPD stuff is top notch. Install it and it's a non-issue at that point (with proper vehicle maintenance.)
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No emissions testing in my county, but I work in Seattle where they do have emissions testing. I am already running just strait pipe all the way back from the engine.
Also, is there a way to keep the check engine light off after doing the delete? or do you have to live with it?

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I deleted mine and had to get a tuner. Went with SCT.
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