Originally Posted by Betaylormade
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?
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.)