Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-11-2011, 07:42 AM
carcus carcus is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 51
carcus is starting off with a positive reputation.
egr delete should I do it

I have a 2006 6.0 with low milage around 70 000miles, truck is running good no problems, I live up in manitoba canada, and I have a diesel mechanic that will work for 40$/hr, its hard for me to spend money when there is nothing wrong with my truck but I do want this truck to last, what is the advantage to removing the egr and are there any disadvantages and should I have it done or leave it alone? The mechanic also mentioned he would install a flashtuner? I guess to tell the computer that the egr is still there? Thanks for any advice...Jason
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-11-2011, 07:48 AM
tex25025's Avatar
tex25025 tex25025 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Plano TX and Brentwood TN
Posts: 10,573
tex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by carcus View Post
I have a 2006 6.0 with low milage around 70 000miles, truck is running good no problems, I live up in manitoba canada, and I have a diesel mechanic that will work for 40$/hr, its hard for me to spend money when there is nothing wrong with my truck but I do want this truck to last, what is the advantage to removing the egr and are there any disadvantages and should I have it done or leave it alone? The mechanic also mentioned he would install a flashtuner? I guess to tell the computer that the egr is still there? Thanks for any advice...Jason
I'm on in the minority that believes that in of itself the EGR system doesn't need to be deleted or bypassed. Now I don't know what your emission laws are like for you yanks up there, but I would make sure that you consider that and also make sure that if you do have emission testing in certain areas that it still isn't illegal for you to remove the EGR system in areas that do not have testing. That's a wrong connection that people down here make and it has cost some people quite a bit of change.

For a 2006, you will need to have a custom tuner write a tune that shuts off the EGR system entirely and tells the computer not to go looking for any input signals. You don't have to have any increase of HP/TQ output unless you want to.

Find out your laws first to see if you should do it, after that think about if you want to do it since you don't have anything mechanically wrong to led you to that decision.
__________________
2014 6.7 PSD King Ranch F350 SRW
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-11-2011, 08:30 AM
GIGGER's Avatar
GIGGER GIGGER is offline
Canadian Trucker
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Bay Ont Canada
Posts: 129,400
GIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputation
Maybe spend your money on studs or coolant filter..........dont go asking for problems.
__________________
WE MISS YOU PAUL HILL June 6th 1955-May 28th 2014 ....... REST IN PEACE STEVE (BRICKS) PRICE
Gerry- 2006 F350 Lariat Superduty FX4 6.0L, white crew cab,.... Slackmaster #23
2006 Mustang Vert, Windveil Blue,
2010 Forest River SandPiper 345RET 40ft Fiver
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-11-2011, 09:02 AM
Elvis40's Avatar
Elvis40 Elvis40 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 187
Elvis40 is starting off with a positive reputation.
personally, i wouldn't force it. A year after I bought mine my oil cooler went and i did both @ the same time.

Although it runs a little better. It's not this "amazing fix" that solves all the worlds problems. Keep an eye on the EGR valve, wait until you have to go in there for something else.
__________________
2004 F-350 6.0, 6speed Fx4 SC, LB
1966 F-100 4wd 390, 4speed
1995 F-450 7.3 Auto, 2wd, Stake truck
1979 F-100 302, auto, 2wd
1968 F-100 360, 3 speed 2wd
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-11-2011, 09:02 AM
69cj 69cj is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 9,261
69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of69cj has much to be proud of
Keep your oil cooler and cooling system healthy and ther is no reason to delete the egr cooler.
__________________
"05 F-250, 6.0, CC, LB, 3.73, 4 X 2, Lariat, with coolant filter and Bilstein shocks, Magnefine p.s. filter, Ford fuel press. spring upgrade and ScanGauge ll. S. Ca.
"69 Mustang, Mach 1, 428 CJ, Ram Air, Stock
2007 FHLP H.D. Road King
2007 Thor Jazz 5er, 11k dry weight, 31'
173rd Abn. RVN.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-11-2011, 09:15 AM
horn's Avatar
horn horn is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 30
horn is starting off with a positive reputation.
I was serious thinking about deleting my egr, but after reading several forums I'm having my doubts. Question: Can I just use a tuner to bypass the egr? Also if I decide not to delete the egr or by a tuner, should I take the egr and clean it every once in a while. Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-11-2011, 09:24 AM
tex25025's Avatar
tex25025 tex25025 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Plano TX and Brentwood TN
Posts: 10,573
tex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud oftex25025 has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by horn View Post
I was serious thinking about deleting my egr, but after reading several forums I'm having my doubts. Question: Can I just use a tuner to bypass the egr? Also if I decide not to delete the egr or by a tuner, should I take the egr and clean it every once in a while. Thanks for the help.

You can shut off the valve from opening and closing with just a tuner, but there are the fluke instances where the person doing the tuning may not have tuned it correctly and sometimes there are still issues.

I will say this, Matt at Spartan anecdotally found out that more people claim to have better MPGs with the EGR kept on then turned off. Now there are a lot of factors that go into MPG calculations, so take it for what it's worth, but that was one reason that towards the end of his SCT tuning days, he left the EGR on unless specifically told otherwise.
__________________
2014 6.7 PSD King Ranch F350 SRW
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-11-2011, 07:41 PM
Striderwv's Avatar
Striderwv Striderwv is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Almost Heaven
Posts: 315
Striderwv is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
IMHO I would check my ect and eot differential. If it is ok, yur oil and egr cooler should be fine. If not, then you can decide to delete or replace the egr cooler while yur replacing the oil cooler. I'd spend the money on a gauge or gauges to measure at a minimum ect, eot, boost, fuel pressure and egts. They will keep an eye on things so the truck will last and let you know what and when you need to fix something.
__________________
Doug <>< 2004 F250SD XLT SC SB 6.0L PSD (260504 build date), Rough Country dual steering stabilizer, Bilstien HD's, rear Ride Right air springs, Injen Powerflow, Dieselsite coolant filter, Magnefine PS filter, AmsOil Fluids, Insight CTS w/EAS, Maxxforce oil cooler, blue spring, DelTran BT Jr., Superbumper SU424

WV Chapter Member
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-12-2011, 12:27 AM
Jr.Luke08 Jr.Luke08 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 23
Jr.Luke08 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I did not want to do it but my temps spread to the 15 mark and then all my coolant disappeared. So I went ahead and pulled the plug and did an EGR delete along with a new coolant filter. But I first bought the Insight and the coolant filter in hopes of preventing this mess.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-12-2011, 04:24 AM
carcus carcus is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 51
carcus is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for all the responses, probably leave it alone for now, I thought this may be good for the engine? Just wan't the truck to last
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-12-2011, 07:27 AM
GIGGER's Avatar
GIGGER GIGGER is offline
Canadian Trucker
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Bay Ont Canada
Posts: 129,400
GIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by carcus View Post
Thanks for all the responses, probably leave it alone for now, I thought this may be good for the engine? Just wan't the truck to last
It will last, maintenance is the key with Ford filters & Ford cetane booster.
__________________
WE MISS YOU PAUL HILL June 6th 1955-May 28th 2014 ....... REST IN PEACE STEVE (BRICKS) PRICE
Gerry- 2006 F350 Lariat Superduty FX4 6.0L, white crew cab,.... Slackmaster #23
2006 Mustang Vert, Windveil Blue,
2010 Forest River SandPiper 345RET 40ft Fiver
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-12-2011, 08:38 AM
carcus carcus is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 51
carcus is starting off with a positive reputation.
What is this, "Ford cetane booster".
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-12-2011, 08:48 AM
smokersteve's Avatar
smokersteve smokersteve is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: CA Sacramento
Posts: 1,410
smokersteve has a good reputation on FTE.smokersteve has a good reputation on FTE.smokersteve has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by carcus View Post
I have a 2006 6.0 with low milage around 70 000miles, truck is running good no problems, I live up in manitoba canada, and I have a diesel mechanic that will work for 40$/hr, its hard for me to spend money when there is nothing wrong with my truck but I do want this truck to last, what is the advantage to removing the egr and are there any disadvantages and should I have it done or leave it alone? The mechanic also mentioned he would install a flashtuner? I guess to tell the computer that the egr is still there? Thanks for any advice...Jason

The egr system leaves build up in the intake. Cleaning that will also do allot of good
__________________
06 F-350 6.0L 105,000miles ARP Oil & Coolant Bypass Filters + EC-1 SCT IDP Delete Pipes Edge Insight STC & Fuel Reg Update Pluged Up-pipe No ScoopFront 2" Hitch 2.5" Front Lift Firestone Air Bags Front E-Locker Rear ARB Locker

2011 F-150 5.0L 18,000miles
0W-20 Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-12-2011, 11:13 AM
GIGGER's Avatar
GIGGER GIGGER is offline
Canadian Trucker
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Bay Ont Canada
Posts: 129,400
GIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputationGIGGER has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by carcus View Post
What is this, "Ford cetane booster".
Because we have to buy ULSD (ultra low sulpher diesel) fuel, it helps to add "cetane booster" every time we fill up (about 5 onces), We buy it by the gallon at the Ford store. Keeps your motor happy.
__________________
WE MISS YOU PAUL HILL June 6th 1955-May 28th 2014 ....... REST IN PEACE STEVE (BRICKS) PRICE
Gerry- 2006 F350 Lariat Superduty FX4 6.0L, white crew cab,.... Slackmaster #23
2006 Mustang Vert, Windveil Blue,
2010 Forest River SandPiper 345RET 40ft Fiver
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2006, advantages, bypass, cooler, delete, duty, egr, f250, f350, ford, happy, oil, people, replacing, super, tuner

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup