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Old 03-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ford 6.0 Diesel - how often to clean or replace EGR valve

TV is a 03 Ford F350 6.0. Have heard of problems with this engine. Any info/help greatly appreciated!! Should you clean or replace egr valve or should you spend the bucks and install delete kit??

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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You'd be better served going to a Ford diesel forum to ask these questions. Try one of these:

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Ok. Tks!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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Good thread there!
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If you plan on keeping the truck delete the EGR cooler. If it fails it could lead to major engine damage. Even the minor damage would run you $5-7k. And of course, if you're on the road and it fails it just makes everything worst and more expensive. Also install a coolant filter, replace the coolant as recommended or switch to an ELC, install the blue spring mod to save your injectors. There are a few other things to do to ensure a super reliable 6.0. The EGR cooler would be the first.

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not all 6.0`s are bad My friend has 400k of pulling trailers around since 05 all factory, pure stock. never once been to the dealer for repair. but another has been their 4 times for cyl head replacement (studded, and egr removed, light tuning)
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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I had a 06 6.0 was a good truck was a great truck once I deleted the egr stuff and put a good custom tune on it. I never had a problem with the truck. And get a coolant filter for it they are notorious for having casting sand still in the block and it plugs up the oil cooler.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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Yep check out this site Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
EGR delete and a good monitor to make sure things keep in check...
Oil change and coolant change on a regular basis... Love my 6.0...
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If yo live in an area where you can do it without emissions testing, I would delete the EGR system. The kits aren't that expensive, but then you have to add a programmer. Since yours is no longer under any kind of warranty, that shouldn't be an issue(of possibly voiding it). There are programmers out there that will just turn off the 'CHECK ENGINE LIGHT' when the delete is done. However, do not add any horsepower with a tuner unless you put head studs in the truck or you will blow the head gaskets. Then you are looking at a 'cab off repair' Around here, diesel shops are charging around $2600 for the head stud job. Much cheaper than a dealer. If you go ahead with a delete, coolant filter and putting in head studs(I recommend ARP), then you will have pretty much 'bulletproofed' the 6.0 and it will have a much longer and healthier life.

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