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I’m gearing up to do an EGR delete with a dummy EGR cooler and replacing my oil cooler. Truck is ‘03 F350 has 104k Miles was well maintained by original owner. Otherwise truck is stock. Can I upgrade to a better turbo without doing head studs and gaskets?
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I hate to sound like Captain Obvious, but...

Anytime you go above and beyond stock parameters, you're rolling the dice. You might be fine for YEARS down the road, or not... that's the hard part about this question because no one can really say. Just be prepared and start setting money aside for the "just in case" fund!

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I hate to sound like Captain Obvious, but...

Anytime you go above and beyond stock parameters, you're rolling the dice. You might be fine for YEARS down the road, or not... that's the hard part about this question because no one can really say. Just be prepared and start setting money aside for the "just in case" fund!

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Yeah that’s kinda what I figured LOL.
I was thinking since I thought most of the head gasket issues were the result of an oil cooler/EGR cooler failure, it would be okay since I’m replacing them.
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Yeah thatís kinda what I figured LOL.
I was thinking since I thought most of the head gasket issues were the result of an oil cooler/EGR cooler failure, it would be okay since Iím replacing them.
You are correct about the EGR/oil cooler failures leading to a lot of HG issues. However, I would still never tell you that you're going to be fine just because you only changed the turbo

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I'm with Jokester on this.

I have a stock turbo, but run a 100HP PHP tune as a daily driver on stock TTY bolts. No signs of leaking yet at 130K, but I also have 10K set aside for when it does. Compare that to 65K for a new truck and its a no brainer to me.
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