So you want to wake up your 6.0L Power Stroke? An exhaust header is one of the best ways to unleash more power and get that signature diesel rumble. If your truck is still saddled with the restrictive factory exhaust manifolds, an aftermarket header kit will free up your engine and let it breathe like it was meant to. The increase in airflow and reduction in backpressure results in more efficient combustion and lower exhaust gas temperatures.
In this article, we’ll walk you through installing a header kit on your Ford 6.0L Power Stroke in detail. We’ll show you how to remove the factory exhaust manifolds and EGR system, install your new headers, and get your truck back on the road. The job isn’t too complicated, but having the right tools and taking your time is key. At the end, you’ll be rewarded with a more powerful, better-sounding diesel. So grab your wrenches, crank up some tunes, and let’s get started!
What Is an EGR Delete Kit for the LBZ Duramax?
An EGR delete kit removes your truck’s Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. The EGR valve recirculates exhaust gasses back into the intake to lower combustion temperatures, reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Removing it often improves engine performance and reliability.
Installing an LBZ Duramax EGR delete kit is straightforward but requires mechanical skill. You’ll need basic tools like wrenches, screwdrivers, and Allen keys. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
- Disconnect the EGR valve electrical connector and unbolt the EGR valve from the intake manifold. Remove the EGR valve and intake manifold gasket.
- Install the block-off plate in place of the EGR valve and a new high-performance intake manifold gasket. Tighten securely.
- Remove the EGR cooler lines running from the EGR valve to the EGR cooler. Install straight coolant pipes or block-off plates in their place. Be extremely careful not to spill coolant.
- Unbolt the EGR cooler from the engine block. Remove the EGR cooler gaskets and install block-off plates.
- Reconnect the electrical connector to prevent error codes. You may also install a tune to prevent EGR codes and maximize performance.
- Start the engine and check for leaks. Enjoy your EGR delete and the improved engine sound, performance, and reliability! An EGR delete kit removes your truck’s Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. The EGR valve recirculates exhaust gasses back into the intake to lower combustion temperatures, reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Removing it often improves engine performance and reliability.
Step-by-Step Guide to Installing an LBZ EGR Delete Kit
To install an LBZ EGR delete kit, here are the steps to follow:
Gather the necessary tools
You’ll need some basic tools like wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, and penetrating oil. Make sure you have everything on hand before starting.
Locate the EGR valve
The EGR valve is found on the passenger side of the engine, near the firewall. It controls exhaust gas recirculation. Locate the valve – it will have an electrical connector and two bolts holding it in place.
Disconnect the electrical connector
Unplug the electrical connector from the EGR valve. This will disable the valve so it remains closed.
Loosen the mounting bolts
Use a wrench to loosen the two bolts holding the EGR valve in place. Spray them with penetrating oil first if they’re stuck. Remove the bolts once loosened.
Install the delete plate
The delete kit will come with a plate to block off the EGR port. Place the plate over the port and bolt it in place using the bolts you just removed.
Reconnect and test
Plug in the electrical connector to avoid error codes. Start your engine to test that no exhaust is escaping from the EGR port. Congrats, you’ve successfully deleted your EGR valve! Your engine can now breathe easier without the valve restricting exhaust flow.
Improving Performance With an LBZ Exhaust Header and EGR Delete
Installing an LBZ exhaust header and EGR delete kit on your diesel truck will open up its performance potential and longevity.
By installing an exhaust header, you’re removing the restrictive factory exhaust manifold and allowing the engine to breathe better. This frees up horsepower and torque that was previously choked off. You’ll notice improved acceleration and pulling power, especially when towing or hauling heavy loads.
An EGR delete kit removes the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system which reroutes hot exhaust gasses back into the engine. By eliminating this system, your engine can run more efficiently without the added exhaust gasses. This results in lower engine temperatures, reduced waste, and increased power output.
The EGR system, over time, can become clogged with soot and carbon buildup which reduces its effectiveness and engine performance. By removing the EGR system altogether with a delete kit, you’re eliminating this potential issue and ensuring maximum reliability and dependability from your diesel engine.
Increased Fuel Economy
With the improved breathing and efficiency from the exhaust header and EGR delete, your diesel engine will require less fuel to produce the same power. You may notice up to 2-3 miles per gallon improvement, especially when towing. The money saved in fuel costs can help offset the initial investment in performance upgrades.
Overall, an LBZ exhaust header and EGR delete kit are two of the best modifications you can make to improve the performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency of your diesel truck. If you’re looking for more power and a better driving experience, this combination is a great place to start.
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Now that you’ve installed your LBZ EGR delete kit, you can enjoy the benefits of increased performance and efficiency. No more worrying about clogged EGR valves or decreased throttle response. Your diesel will run better than ever before with this simple upgrade. The investment in the kit and a couple hours of your time will pay off every time you start your truck. Enjoy the open road ahead with the wind in your hair and the roar of your unrestricted engine. You’ve given your LBZ a new lease on life and many more miles of power and reliability. Time to get out there and see what she can really do!