What Every Customer Needs to Know About EGR Deletes
So which is the right choice? How to decide? Consider this - if you buy an EGR delete and install it, it could trigger the check engine light. When this occurs, you will also have to purchase the SCT tuner and use it to turn off the EGR system to defeat the check engine light.
But is there a better way?
If you buy an EGR delete then you have to buy an SCT tuner - to defeat the check engine light - costing you an additional $379.00. However, if you buy a Bullet Proof EGR cooler you don't have to purchase an SCT tuner, saving you $379.00. Moreover, if you buy the Bullet Proof EGR cooler you CAN buy the tuner and still use it to defeat the EGR valve operation². That is, you can use the SCT tuner to electronically and easily turn the EGR valve on and off.² This gives you all of the reliability of the Bullet Proof EGR cooler or Bullet Proof delete, the advantages of having an EGR delete, and the flexibility to choose between the two for the same price as the EGR delete option.
If you buy the EGR Delete you need
So what about the Bullet Proof EGR cooler? Let's look:
¹ The common belief is that 2003-2005 model 6.0L's will not trigger the check engine light. However, Ford's newer software updates now check for insufficient flow through the EGR and will trigger with an EGR delete. Keep in mind that if you have an earlier version Ford 6.0L and have had it in the Ford dealer in the past few years, your ECM (computer) has most likely been updated to the newer version of software. Also, if you ever take it in to Ford in the future, perhaps for an airbag safety recall of some sort, your ECM will be updated then. So while an EGR delete may not set your check engine light today, it is very much a possibility in the near future.
² Custom tuning may be required from a third-party. Costs for any custom tuning would be in addition to the cost of the SCT tuner.