Are you considering doing an EGR delete on your truck? A delete kit is often used on Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Dodge diesel performance engines. Look below for answers to frequently asked questions about Powerstroke EGR delete kits.
Does an delete kit require me to remove the intake manifold on my diesel truck?
Some delete kits do require you to perform a complete removal of the intake manifold, which can take hours to do properly. Save yourself some time by making sure the kit you purchase does NOT require you to remove the intake manifold.
What types of Ford models can be benefited by installation of a delete kit?
EGR deletes are helpful for Fords made between 2003 and 2007, including the following models: F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, Excursion, Econoline Vans Including XL, XLT, Limited and Eddie Bauer models.
How long will it take to install a delete kit in my diesel truck?
It generally takes between 4 to 6 hours, depending on how much experience you have. The type of delete kit also makes a difference; some kits require you to remove the intake manifold, which will add several hours to the time it will take to install your kit.
Is it possible to install the delete myself, even if I’m not a professional mechanic? I work a little with my truck, but I wouldn’t say I’m on the professional level.
Yes, most people can figure it out if you take the time to read up on the directions. If you haven’t installed a delete kit before, one of the most important things to do is to buy a kit that has all the parts (this will save you a lot of time). It’s also helpful if the kit comes with well written instructions (in English). There are some great deals out there online for EGR delete parts you order from China separately, but if you aren’t an engineer you could screw up your truck by doing it wrong.