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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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EGR delete.....CHEAP

Ok, somebody help me out with this. I have had my truck for nearly 8 years. 7 1/2 of those i have had my EGR unplugged. 6 1/2 of those I have had my EGR deleted, and I did it for $1.25. The egr cooler has a problem with failures after multiple heat cycles and when it fails, it leaks coolant into the intake. Its got two openings, one in the back from the exhaust, and one in the front going to the intake. I took it off, Cut out and welded the up pipe, (not necessary) and stuck a freeze plug in both ends. Been that way for 6 1/2 years. Conversing with a guy who makes EGR deletes the other day he tells me, that won't work??????

Ok, why? Lets say the EGR cooler fails, they fail on the inside leaking in to the intake right? Mine has a freeze plug there, it can't leak into it, nor can it leak out the back side. if it leaks, it simply fills the EGR cooler up, but its contained by the freeze plugs on each end. It simply becomes a reservoir. Its also still there in case DOT or your state does an inspection. Someone please tell me where my flaw is, because I certainly can't see it and I like the 1.25 plus my time price.


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I have only seen one of using that method fail. And thats because his freeze plug actually melted as a result of heat cycles

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I could see that as a "possibility" if you don't modify the up pipe, but freeze plugs are pretty tough.


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Where can I get freeze plugs at. I don't realy have the money for a delete kit right now

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Any auto parts store.


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Nice!!!! Not really an argument there. Obviously it HAS been working. Name of he game is to eliminate the possibility of coolant getting into your intake via the egr system. Where is the problem? Cut it off, block it off, hack it up, reroute everything ........ Long as the end result is the same.

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If there is an issue with the freeze plugs couldn't comeone use something like 1/8" plate if they were worried?

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The freeze plugs work for me.

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I know a lot of people do it with no problems


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Same idea tim. Except I had a guy tig weld some stainless instead of the freeze plugs. I talked to a shop local to me when I lived in lubbock and they wanted to fill the cooler with jb weld and put freeze plugs.... I passed on that idea. Seen to much go wrong when you use jb weld.

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