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Whats the best kit/method for deactivating the EGR and still pass the California visual smog inspection. Not that I would, just curious!
 

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Leave EGR valve and wiring in place. Weld up both ends of the stock EGR cooler. Use a SCT to turn off the light. "Not that I would ever do this".:laugh:
 

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Leave everything as is, just pull the egr cooler and drive freeze plugs in. Then reinstall.

Parts are the pic in my sig, can get the freeze plugs at O'reilly
 

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Just driving in the freeze plugs have been known to come out and take out the turbo. I would at least tack them in. But if you completely weld them in then you also have no chance of water in case of a cooler leak.
 

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If you plug the cooler you will get an egr flow code depending on year of truck. You would need a "smog tune" from a tuner. I personally went with a bulletproof egr cooler.

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If you plug the cooler you will get an egr flow code depending on year of truck. You would need a "smog tune" from a tuner. I personally went with a bulletproof egr cooler.

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this is hat i was going to suggest.
 

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I have a BPD cooler with a solid uppipe and plug on back of cooler, my EGR valve is welded shut. I passed smog with ID Extreme Street installed that shuts off EGR.
 

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Would I see a gain in performance just by unplugging the EGR? I'm doing head studs here in the next 6 months and I will get the cooler welded at that point. Right now I'm just looking to get some more stank out of the truck. There's no troubles with the truck other than horrible low end power(below 2000 rpm) and I just got an SCT Livewire TS to take care of the tuning needs.

2003 F-250
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I have a BPD cooler with a solid uppipe and plug on back of cooler, my EGR valve is welded shut. I passed smog with ID Extreme Street installed that shuts off EGR.
^^^this

I failed the first time because I had changed the tune to one with less smoke, anticipating a smoke test. They said it wasn't "ready". So I drove it around for a couple days and took it to a different, more "shady" shop. Passed in 5 min, no smoke check, no plugging into my computer hahah
 

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How would a freeze plug that is properly sized and pounded into the egr cooler "take out" a turbo? If it goes anywhere it will be lodged into the egr cooler.
 

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Whats the best kit/method for deactivating the EGR and still pass the California visual smog inspection. Not that I would, just curious!
For a 100% stock truck (no tuning). Keep the egr valve and egr cooler on the truck. Weld a washer on the exhaust intake of the egr cooler.

With a truck with tuning. 100% plug the egr cooler. Keep the valve and cooler on the truck.

Before I had tuning I had the washer in my egr cooler with no issues.

Once I got tuning I welded a bolt in the hole of the washer.

No codes and no CEL with or with out the tuning. And no problems with smog checks since they can not see the egr cooler mod and can not see that there is tuning on the truck.
 

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Just outa curiosity, if it's so easy to just tack weld a freeze plug in both ends of your EGR cooler why are people paying $400ish for the BPD EGR delete? What else do they offer?
 

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run a bullet proof EGR cooler not a BPD delete

and u can run an SCT to disable the valve ,, trust Me they will be plugging in to your trucks soon so the BPD cooler is the safe bet
because it will work like a stock 03 when not tuned to turn off the EGR valve

my 06 will chuck a code for EGR faster than snot and Emissions is a fail with a CEL light
 

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^^^this

I failed the first time because I had changed the tune to one with less smoke, anticipating a smoke test. They said it wasn't "ready". So I drove it around for a couple days and took it to a different, more "shady" shop. Passed in 5 min, no smoke check, no plugging into my computer hahah

as you know you had a p1000 OBD code not CEL but they new you messed with it and reset the PCM
 

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So because my EGR cooler is operating properly and I have an SCT Livewire TS I should just leave the truck as is and get a tune to deactivate the EGR valve? Will this still give me a noticeable power gain?
 

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yes a nice tune will shock you and ask to have the EGR valve off
the EGR intake area will still have some soot but when emissions time comes return to stock and unplug anything from the OBD port ( they look in my state )
 
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