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Do I really need the EBPV tube?

I have had an exhaust leak I couldn't track down, well, I found it with a little help from the exhaust brake that was forcing air to come out that tube and helped me locate the break. The EBPV tube sheared in half as if cut with a tubing cutter. On my OBS that has a non EBPV pedestal I put a code fooler of some kind. My SD does not have an EBPV either, think it was lost when the 38r was installed. Anyway, what problems will I encounter if any if I just put a plug in the head? It has not caused an SES light with it being completely disconnected. I have not run a scan for codes yet. I'm on my way to the hardware store and I'm planning to just pick up a plug and be done with it. If needed I'll get a new tube, but right now I'd like to get rid of that leak.

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I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
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Re: Do I really need the EBPV tube?

Are you talking about the Exhaust back pressure sensor tube on the pass side exhaust manifold?

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Re: Do I really need the EBPV tube?

Frank, I have the tube plugged and the sensor is zip tied next to the HPOP. Having the EBP sensor read ambient pressure forever hasn't affected power or mileage on my truck. I've hooked it back up once before, and couldn't tell a difference. If I completely remove the sensor from the wiring, then I get a CEL, so for now the sensor stays connected to the wiring harness, but it's not mounted in the tube.

So yeah, feel free to plug the tube since you no longer have an EBPV anyway.

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Problem solved with a 5/16 flare cap. Noticed slightly less lag on the bottom, and a little quicker spool up.

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I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
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Are you talking about the Exhaust back pressure sensor tube on the pass side exhaust manifold?
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I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
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Re: Do I really need the EBPV tube?

Frank,
Did you notice any changes with the egt's after removing the tube and plugging the hole?

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Did you notice any changes with the egt's after removing the tube and plugging the hole?

Truthfully I was in a big hurry to get the shower drain fixed, which is why I made the 120mi round trip today, and never looked at any of the gauges. I'm heading out to my other house now and will be crossing a pass, so I'll pay attention. New DP tunes are inbound also with some of the fuel backed off for my injectors, which may help I'm thinking.

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I'm not saying the 7.3 is god's gift to diesel either. But atleast when a CPS goes out you can change it on the side of the road. I don't know about you but I'm running out of places in my glove box to store injectors, head studs, new heads, up pipes, fuel pumps, ficms, and a lift to remove the cab.
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