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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why delete the EGR?

I keep reading forums and post about deleting the EGR but I cannot find a reason why. Can anyone help me on this? I just bought my first Duramax and am trying to get a good understanding. Also if I delete it do I need to have EFI reprogrammed to block a code?
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Good for the motor and you can gain 30 - 60 rwhp depending on tuning. That's the general concensus anyway.

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I believe the reason people delete it is because:

A: it is just another emmissions piece they dont wanna deal with
B: it recirculates old exhaust gas into the engine-which most dont want.
C: its one less failure you have to be concerned about. I know fords have problems with EGR coolers....not cure about GM.

There may be other reasons.....might gain some performance. Oh and yes, ifs the EGR is gone....you have to have a way to turn it off, otherwise you will have a check engine light on cause ECM is looking for egr and there is none!
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So if I do delete I need to re-tune EFI to notice the change? Can EFI block that code?
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I believe the reason people delete it is because:

A: it is just another emmissions piece they dont wanna deal with Frees up some room too!
B: it recirculates old exhaust gas into the engine-which most dont want. Which is why it's good for the motor.
C: its one less failure you have to be concerned about. I know fords have problems with EGR coolers....not cure about GM.No big issues with failures I don't think.

There may be other reasons.....might gain some performance. Oh and yes, ifs the EGR is gone....you have to have a way to turn it off, otherwise you will have a check engine light on cause ECM is looking for egr and there is none!
You most definitely will gain hp. People have dyno'd before and after to prove it.


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So if I do delete I need to re-tune EFI to notice the change?
You just need to disable it, don't think you need to do any special tuning just because you delete it. EFI Live will do that for sure.

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The main benefit is to reduce soot getting back into the motor thru the exhaust. Especially if your running a tuner of some sort, the more black smoke out the exhaust, the more the EGR will pump it into your oil. It mostly helps with oil change intervals, sensor life, & overall engine longevity. I dont know anything about adding hp. I did it went I put my exhaust and CAI on, and dont believe I picked up any extra hp. with that mod. Also, if you go the EFILive route with tuning, you or your tuner can disable that function so it doesnt throw any codes.

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diesels make power by compressing via turbo, cold fresh air into the engine, hot exhaust gases cooled to engine temps (around 200 degrees) don't do a diesel much good.
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How would deleting the egr affect the engine in cold weather? During the winter we can hit -40. Will not having an egr cause problems with cold weather drivability or starting??

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