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Old 03-06-2011, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EGR question

If one has a new factory EGR cooler, a coolant filter and a tuner that disables the EGR valve, do I have anything to worry about? I think it should be ok for a while till I can save up enough for the delete. Just curious about everyones opinion. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My personal opinion is that the factory Ford EGR coolers are crap. I think that the Chigaco Lighthouse for the Blind builds them for Dearborn, in their sparetime, when they're not making clocks, pens and uniforms for us military folks.

Still trying to figure out how they make clocks, but that's another post.

I went through a couple coolers, before I got fed up and just deleted the damned thing. River City Diesel, which is where I bought my delete kit from, has a good product for a good price.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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try bulletproofdiesel.com they make all the cool stuff for a 6.0
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I am at a Midas right now because of a problem with an EGR delete kit I bought (and the dummy that installed it). The up-pipe that came with the kit is about 3/8th of an inch shorter than the up-pipe I took off. That made it more difficult to get the y-pipe connected to the turbo. The up-pipe in the kit is a solid pipe, no bellows (as they all are). I had Midas remove that pipe, and compare it to another up-pipe I bought separately (that pipe cost almost as much as my delete kit). The pipe that did not come with the kit has a much larger sealing area at the mouth and is 1/4 inch taller. Would the one with the kit work? Maybe, but the other one is a much better piece.
The EGR delete kit was purchased off e-bay after reading about a few members on the ORG forum reported good things about it. $150 (Dicad solutions is the seller).
My fault in all of that is that I stupidly forgot the metal gasket. Thats how I discovered all of this. Its costing me more than the delete kit to fix my stupid mistake, but in the end, I am happy.

Mwilbur: If you must keep an EGR cooler, I would consider the bulletproof diesel one. It looks so much better than the stocker.

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Factory EGR is Crap. My experiance with them and 2 of my friends trucks tells me that 50k miles is about thier limit give or take. Mine was replaced at 47K...somehow it is still good now at 117K miles (not sure how) my buddies 04 truck was replaced at 52K and again at 98k miles. But neither of us have a filter installed yet. i would say with the filter you should be ok for a while atleast.

I bought the River City Diesel kit 2 weeks ago of ebay. They have their own ebay store. They have it on there for $225 buy it now OR Best Offer. I did the Best offer and got it for $190 shipped. If i could've went back I would have tried for $160 first!...all it can do is say no!
i havent installed it yet, but from what i have heard their kit is real nice, shipping was fast and free!
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The cheapest way out is a block off plate it blocks the flow of exhaust through the cooler i have seen them on ebay for $30.
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The cheapest way out is a block off plate it blocks the flow of exhaust through the cooler i have seen them on ebay for $30.
My only concern with those is that the intense heat may warp that block off plate and allow exhaust out...

exmounty, my EGR delete kit from River City Diesel had a solid up pipe that was 1/2" too long, which I would rather have than too short, but everything bolted right up, once the pipe was cut, with no problems.
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I bought the River City kit. Installed by my dealer. He said it fit perfectly. I left the valve on to trick the computer and it throws no codes.
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exmounty, my EGR delete kit from River City Diesel had a solid up pipe that was 1/2" too long, which I would rather have than too short, but everything bolted right up, once the pipe was cut, with no problems.
I would like to have one with the correct length pipe, not too short nor too long.
To complete my story, Once MIDAS finished putting in the gasket I forgot, the truck STILL has a hiss. The MIDAS guy and I checked everything out and it appears that due to the shortness of the up-pipe included with the Dicad Solutions EGR delete kit, I have stretched/cracked the bellows on the other up-pipe. So, next weekend I have the joy of removing it all and doing it over again. I got the y-pipe, marmon clamp and gaskets for right around $150 from Tousley Ford. When I was in there the first time, I stripped out the tightening bolt on the marmon clamp and got one from the local dealer.
Local dealership cost: $32.00
Tousley Ford: $17.00
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Just have someone weld your new EGR cooler closed and be done with it.
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My only concern with those is that the intense heat may warp that block off plate and allow exhaust out...

exmounty, my EGR delete kit from River City Diesel had a solid up pipe that was 1/2" too long, which I would rather have than too short, but everything bolted right up, once the pipe was cut, with no problems.
I ran one for sometime it can't wrap it's at least 16ga and clamped in between the flanges of the cooler and the up pipe it's not sitting in there loosely
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A freeze plug would work, and would cost you a heck of alot less than $30
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I ran one for sometime it can't wrap it's at least 16ga and clamped in between the flanges of the cooler and the up pipe it's not sitting in there loosely
It's just the worry wort in me; with my luck, Murphy would be there next to me, with his middle finger extended, as I'm driving down the road with a nice HISSSSSSS. I'd just rather be safe than sorry.
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[QUOTE=Strokin' 6.0;2036680]

Still trying to figure out how they make clocks, but that's another post.

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egr delete

I had my mechanic do the egr delete on my 6.0. then I bought a sxt programmer from bulletproofdiesel.com and got rid of the troublesome code. but I still have white smoke when I mash the pedal rather firmly..mechanic says it will take 2-3 weeks for this to burn out... go figure...I have tons of power with this tuner...120 rwhp...does anyone have an idea of why it still smokes when accelerating.
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