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03-11-2012 08:52 PM
californiadreamin I actually did it without removing anything but the uppipe....well beextreme04 was the one who knew what he was doing, so that helps haha. Took a few hours but def can be done with some long extensions and long arms.
03-11-2012 07:29 PM
new2deisel
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Originally Posted by ronnie32567 View Post
03 195,000 I have to replace all injectors, blue spring update, turbo drain tube update and I have an exhaust leak at drivers side up pipe/turbo connection, so I'm removing both up pipes to check for cracks, holes, ect. did I read correctly that the exhaust manifolds have to come off to get the up pipe out?
The only thing I removed to take my uppipe off is the downpipe. The bottom ones are fairly easy to get to with downpipe removed. You can access the top ones with long extensions. You can get the top bolt closes to the passanger side from the passanger side. The top bolt closer to the driver side is easier accessed from the driver side up over the transmission. It easier with longer arms but you will scratch up your forearm on the transmission.
03-11-2012 07:18 PM
ronnie32567 03 195,000 I have to replace all injectors, blue spring update, turbo drain tube update and I have an exhaust leak at drivers side up pipe/turbo connection, so I'm removing both up pipes to check for cracks, holes, ect. did I read correctly that the exhaust manifolds have to come off to get the up pipe out?
03-10-2012 08:10 AM
new2deisel I have an 05 and did not have to remove turbo in order to remove uppipe. I removed the downpipe. I am lifted so I have some space under the truck. You need some long extension to remove the bottom bolts of the uppipe. With the downpipe removed there is enough room to get to the top bolts. I have done this 4-5 times myself.
I had to get smogged last year and passed no problem even with ID Extreme St installed. I cut my uppipe right at the tee and welded a plate to cover the hole. The tee piece is also welded closed. It is basically a solid uppipe and plug for egr cooler. I have a Bulletproof Diesel Egr cooler but no gases from uppipe can get into it. I also have my egr valve in place and plugged in but it is welded shut. I do not have any codes with any of my ID Tunes.
03-09-2012 07:37 AM
hotrodracer
Gearhead vrs Innovative tunes?

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Originally Posted by ZMANN View Post
I still had codes with innovatives tunes even after I asked for the egr delete while it didn't throw a CEL when running the tune it did have codes so I went with gearheads and those blocked everything and ran better to boot
Am ready to SCT tune my early '05 and was leaning to Inno, but find your comment "gearheads and those blocked everything and ran better to boot" very interesting. Ran better? Could you give a quick thought or two on what 'ran better'?
02-03-2012 05:59 PM
smokersteve Nope, you dont need to touch any coolant parts. Just the turbo and exhaust manifolds.
02-03-2012 11:47 AM
californiadreamin Did you have to drain any coolant to get the up pipe out? Just take off turbo right?
11-19-2011 05:45 AM
dazdillenger I wouldn't even consider doing it without removing the turbo-kudos to you.

As for plugging the EGR and not getting a code, you have a 2006. There is no chance you can do that-lol. Sorry! If you get an 05 PCM that hasn't been updated past the vxcf4 flash you can eliminate the EGR without setting a light, or getting a flow code!
11-19-2011 03:07 AM
kdogg85 When my dad and I done my sneaky pipe. The top bolts come out with me on the bottom turning the socket and him doing the superman on top holding a u-joint with socket. It sucks but can be done. I'm sure different trucks have more or less room, but mine had enough to do the job. Having the downpipe out of the way made that task possible.

i believe unplugging the egr valve wouldn't let the fan run or something along those lines, maybe a few other things as well, but that's the one I remember.
11-18-2011 09:39 PM
LWWZ
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Originally Posted by sinner6.0L View Post
I can definitely feel the difference from clearing the check engine light and the mil illuminated from a P0401, whatever the PCM does to counteract the DTC hurts performance. I'm thinking it may actually close the vanes more than normal to try an promote EGR flow via exhaust back pressure

I'm probably going the custom tuning route just to eliminate the DTC
Are you saying that electronically unplugging the EGR hurts performance by forcing the ECU to try and force it open with additional back pressure?

I was about to go out to my truck and pull the wire but if it causes a performance problem I'll probably skip it.

I'm going on a 420 mile trip tomorrow morning and I figured that would be the easiest way to keep the hot exhaust away from the coolant and engine.
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