well its not too late if i decide to do it, i'm gunna call tomorrow and see if ford has a gasket kit for it, all 8 still had a very nice cross pattern one cylinder has one vertical scratch, wasnt enough the catch my finger nail, not good but what can i do about it?STC fitting is worth it... Did you check the cylinders for scoring?
I apologize if i was misleading when i said i was doing an EGR "delelt". I didnt do a full delete just capped the EGR cooler itself, It will still be on the truck, but its only function is having coolant run through it. I simply had both ends of the cooler TIG welded shut using stainless plugs, i then used a torch to heat up the scoop in the up pipe and jamed a big socket down into the pipe forcing the scoop flush with the pipe so i minimized the block of flow to the turbo, i then cut a plug for the up-pipe and welded it in where it connects to the EGR cooler just using a wire welder (easy DIY). SO, the EGR cooler will then be re-installed like normal! A full delete is a welded manifold with a re-route, elminating the cooler ports as well as the EGR valve itself.Hey a couple of ?? for the starter of this post, What is the STC ? And did you do your own EGR Delete, After the Hot tank and The welding Where did you get the Plumbing for the Bypass, I have a sneaky pipe now , but I am doing studs a Oil cooler, gaskets , Fire rings and Reg return line this Dec. 09'
If you did your EGR Delete "Off-Road Version Yourself , could you list the steps please, that would save me at least 450 bucks from buying a kit from FCDS or RCD etc. Etc..... I have the means to do it homegrown just not the exact procedure or parts req list. THANKS , and GREAT JOB !!!
thats what i found on that 04 6.0 but my truck doesnt have that, i looked up and down the collant lines to the heater core and theres nothing there.:dunno: not sure if they changed that in 05 or what? Ill take some pics tomorrow of the truck, heading up the Trempealeau, WI tomorrow after noon with the 4-wheelers so ill snap some before we leave!Im glad to hear its running strong! That grey line goes to the heater core valve. Right behind the oil fill there is a plastic valve in the coolant line which supplies the heater core, so when you turn on max ac it wont let coolant flow through the heater core. either way the grey line goes to that, in the center you will see a little vacuum nub. GET SOME PICS UP!
Well honestly i havnt had a single bit of school, im 21years old, been a gear head since i could pick up a wrench, started off working at the family car dealership just detailing cars, once that closed i worked at a tire shop doing tires & oil changes, then i worked at a truck lube servicing class 8 trucks for 8 months, got a lot of diesel knowledge there, now i work at another tire dealer, we do alot of suspension, brakes, tire, "quick fixes" but no major engine repair. most of my expierence was right at home in the garage, when i was 15 i got a 95 ford taurus for free, (tranny was shot) and one day i decided a was going to pull the motor out of it just for the heck of it. sold the motor, junked the car, did the same thing with a 77 chevy truck, yanked the motor and tore it down to the bare block, just to see what was inside! had quite a few little projects like that at home, couple engine swaps, rebuilt engine, etc. so as far as my expierence level, i dont even know! always been a hobby turning wrenches, this was my first diesel repair thoughExcellent write up man!
I have a question - What is your experience level??
Like are you a master mechanic or a shade-tree mechanic?
If mine decides to go, this looks like a fun little project.
I just can't see myself diving into the engine on my 40K dollar truck...haha
Anyway- Nice work!