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Old 11-12-2008, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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06 5.9 egr delete

Has anybody deleted the egr off of their 5.9? A guy i work with has a 06 and is wanting to take his egr off, is it possible, has anybody done it?
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont think its that easy...i believe hes lookin at replacing the cam.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you know what cam he will need? He doesnt really care what he has to do he just wants it off the truck.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anybody deleted the egr off of their 5.9? A guy i work with has a 06 and is wanting to take his egr off, is it possible, has anybody done it?
There is no EGR pieces to take off an 06. The EGR is an in-cylinder solution that is achived with valve timing, injection timing, turbo, and injection event control. Major dollars to make a difference.

Better results can be achived by using a different cam, a programmer to adjust timing, and a different turbo.
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Yep, no actual EGR... Like said a Cam makes the biggest difference, followed by a programmer to advance the timing (Smarty or Smarty Jr are the best).. .and from there he should be fine with the stock turbo.
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There is no EGR pieces to take off an 06. The EGR is an in-cylinder solution that is achived with valve timing, injection timing, turbo, and injection event control. Major dollars to make a difference.

Better results can be achived by using a different cam, a programmer to adjust timing, and a different turbo.
Unless your making 800+hp I doubt it would be worth it.
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Unless your making 800+hp I doubt it would be worth it.
Except for the 2 mpgs you can get... Not to mention you should have cleaner oil as well.
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Except for the 2 mpgs you can get... Not to mention you should have cleaner oil as well.
That would be nice but I dunno how much effort would be required to get those mpgs. Are there many people who have been successful at deleting the in clynder EGR of the 04.5+?
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That would be nice but I dunno how much effort would be required to get those mpgs. Are there many people who have been successful at deleting the in clynder EGR of the 04.5+?
Putting in a PDR or Helix 2 cam is all that needs to be done to remove the in-cylinder EGR. That alone seems to be good for about 2 mpgs... Anything from the timing is an added bonus.

The cams sell for about $488.
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Putting in a PDR or Helix 2 cam is all that needs to be done to remove the in-cylinder EGR. That alone seems to be good for about 2 mpgs... Anything from the timing is an added bonus.

The cams sell for about $488.
Really....I did not realize the Helix cams did that.......hmm........thanks for the info!
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Really....I did not realize the Helix cams did that.......hmm........thanks for the info!
Yep, pretty easy to do the swap..

From what I gather its good for about 3hp too But the turbo spools sooner, the EGT's drop about 75*, but the main reason is the MPG's.

Its on my list of things to do, but it wont happen anytime soon...
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Its on my list of things to do, but it wont happen anytime soon...
I hear ya man. I just got the list of books for next semester....so now I gotta say good by to a grand.
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