Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mansfield/Rendon, Texas
Re: diy ebpv delete
If you gut the EBV and drive freeze plugs in the shaft holes, drive the freeze plug deep in the hole and to install an internal snap ring in the grove. This will hold the plug in. I did mine about 8 years ago and I had one plug come out after my first install and I never had a problem after installing a snap ring. I canít remember the freeze plug size but I know it was metric and a very tight fit.
When you gut the valve, do yourself a favor and just buy a non-EBV turbo pedestal now if you plan on keeping your truck a while. You can find one for around $100 if you search a little. I gutted several turbo pedestals a few years ago and they all work fine, but they can be prone to leaks around the plug where the actuator rod was. Whatever you decide to do, I wouldn't recommend just leaving the actuator rod hanging out of the pedestal because it will start leaking in a short amount of time. I now use my gutted pedestal as a wheel chock for my Polaris Ranger because I'm too lazy to fix the emergency brake.
My 7.3 doesn't leak oil. It marks my space!
Y2K F250 Lariat CC 4X4, Bought New
TS chip, Adrenaline, ARP Head Studs. 910's. DI Push Rods
Full Force 250/100's, BTS, 6.0 Cooler, Fuelab pump, Beans sump
AFE Stage II, GT38R, Non EBV, R.R. Fuel Sys, CCV Mod
DPP 4" Exhaust, Isspros, DiPricol HP Oil Gauge