Search for better performance in trucks has led to the creation of an EGR delete kit. This is an aftermarket part that modifies the engine for better performance, and better cooling. Below, we tackle the most commonly asked questions about EGR delete kits, and their answers.
FAQs about EGR delete kits
Does the intake manifold need to be removed for installation?
There is no need for the complete removal the intake manifold to install the XDP AGR race track. The oil and fuel filter among other additional wires and all horses can remain in place during the installation process. This noticeably and significantly reduces the amount of time required for the installation process. However, some tools must be shifted for example the pedestal and the turbocharger. The DPF hardware system also has to be removed from the turbo, but the sensors and actuators can stay in place for they have no function after the kit is installed.
Will the truck “throw a code” or “a check engine light?”
EGR delete kit systems are not supposed to throw a check engine light, especially for 3-4 trucks. It has been discovered that on 2005 truck models when the EGR valve is left in place, the truck should not throw any codes as well. However, for 6-7 truck models, tuning of after-market parts are needed so as to avoid any troubles associated with codes.
Can anyone remove EGR function when the kit?
Such parts can only work with the emission equipment installed by the manufacturing factories. In the removal process, however, the electrical connector from the differentials pressure sensor should not be unplugged. Only the hoses from the sensor should be pulled so that one of the hoses can be used to shortcut the two openings. The programmer can opt to remove the whole EGR or leave all the parts in place. This will not affect the function as it is of no use after programming.
Will the EGR kits work on early truck models?
Of course yes! The 6.0L complete EGR delete kit with will work on all Ford 6.0L models. Among the diesel community, some 6.0L Ford Powerstroke engines may have problems with EGR kits. The EGR system routes the exhaust gas back into the engine to lower the nitrogen oxide emissions that are produced by the engine. This has mainly caused the EGR systems on 6.0L Ford trucks have a bad reputation of failing mostly modified trucks. However is you install the XDP 6.0L delete kit, your engine will run cleaner and cooler.
Is there a difference between having the EGR turned off with a tune versus doing a true EGR delete kit?
Let me first explain a fully functional EGR valve and cooler so that I can give a more clear picture. Hot exhaust gasses from the exhaust manifold are diverted to the EGR cooler where they are cooled and redirected into the intake manifold through the control of the EGR valve. When the EGR is turned off using a tune, it turns off the EGR valve, and therefore no exhaust gasses will enter the intake manifold.
However, with the EGR turned off in tune and still retaining the EGR cooler, you will remain with the same hot exhaust pressure gasses that drive the turbine wheel of the turbo, applying pressure and directing into the EGR cooler.