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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 03:51 PM
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Cummins will be my solution when engine is out of warranty.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 06:58 PM
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also considering a cummins but may build a 6L up and make it reliable. cummins sounds good but a v8 diesel sounds better.

also Cummins has some issues aswell... just not as many as the 6L's

on another note I read that theres a class action lawsuit been filed against Ford and International/Northstar on there 6L engines not sure if it will go anywheres

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 09:28 AM
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A modified 6.0L is a good choice as well, but for me, it's only an option if I can delete the EGR system. I am not prepared to fight the good fight against the EGR on my $$. So the next question is emissions testing. I would have to be sure passing the visual etest would happen with the egr removed.

I also think I can pull better fuel mileage with the Cummins and a more open engine bay will make service less aggrevating.

There is also a cool factor to it IMO. BUT, it will likely be 2x the cost of a well built 6.0L so when the time comes, I will have to rethink and make sure what I am doing makes sense.

The one thing I do know is do not want a newer truck this time as I do not want to end up dealing with DPF's. EGR's are fun enough....
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Removing the EGR won't make your diesel blow black smoke. I drove from Ontario to Edmonton last fall towing a 12000 lb trailer and had it floored a couple of times. Absolutely no smoke. Just make sure your tuner is not engaged when doing the test. A simple no cost test you can do is when your engine is cold disconnect the egr valve. It just unplugs. That is basically what a lot of guys are doing. The valve is shut when the engine is cold and does not let exhaust into the intake. Then take the truck for a drive, let it warm up and then rev it up to see if you get any black smoke. The valve will not open while it is disconnected. So you could drive like that indefinitely. Also if your egr cooler leaks the closed valve won't let the coolant into the intake.

As an afterthought if you are replacing egr coolers then your problem is a partially plugged oil cooler. That's what causes the egr cooler to leak in the first place. If you want to discuss it I'll be happy to. Just PM your phone number and we can talk about it.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I don't call the shots on the repairs; Ford does (under extended warranty) They did an EGR cooler when I begged for head gaskets. Still puking. They did head gaskets after 11 more months of puking. Puking stopped but then another EGR cooler went so another EGR cooler & oil cooler got replaced. All is good right now.
The issue on the E test is the visual test of emmisions system. The test station is "suppose" to verify that all original emission components are there and hooked up. I don't know in practice if they check this or not as I have had 4 diesel Super Dutys since 1999 so I have never owned one long enough to need an etest!
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-10-2011, 07:24 PM
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Older post, but I am new to this site and have some thoughts. The EGR system injects hot exhaust gas into the combustion chamber to help with NOX emissions. Here in Ontario they do not even check for NOX. A EGR delete will light the CEL light on the 06-07 trucks. The amount of smoke will be reduced with the delete.
I have to disagree with some of the earlier information. My understanding, the oil cooler plugs from the old factory gold coolant. This over heats the EGR cooler melting it down. The coolant leaks into the exhaust and shows as white smoke. Overheated coolant from the bad EGR cooler along with too few head bolts is what blows the headgaskets.
Even a brand new EGR cooler can go bad from a plugged oil cooler. Even with a new oil cooler the dirty contaminated cooling system can plug up the new oil cooler causing the EGR cooler to go bad. If you were compressing liquid you would have a bent rod. I check my EOT and ECT with my Scangauge II. Fantastic little gauge! If the temps very over 15 degrees the wrench light will come on and time for a oil cooler
Install a coolant filter and get ready to be surprised with whats in the cooling system. Hope this helps.

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