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EGR Cooler | What is it and Why it Fails?

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EGR Cooler | What is it and Why it Fails?

The cooler in your truck’s EGR system works with the EGR valve to create a mix of air, fuel, and exhaust gases that reduce emissions. These EGR coolers are a known weak point on most diesel engines, which leaves a lot of questions for owners. Why do the exhaust gases running through this system need to be cooled? How do you know the cooler in...

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These Are the ONLY Bullet Proof Diesel Solutions to the 6.0L Power Stroke

Posted by Jeff Dahlin on

These Are the ONLY Bullet Proof Diesel Solutions to the 6.0L Power Stroke

Let’s take a time machine back to 2008.   Ford had just suffered through 5 years of problems and warranty claims related to 6.0L Power Stroke engines.  A replacement engine (6.4L) was being rolled out, but the ailments of the 6.0L had never been completely solved, leaving some Super Duty and Excursion owners to replace the same parts over and over again.  Ford wasn’t looking back, but not everyone...

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Ending 'Belt Squeal' From the 6.0L Power Stroke's Water Pump Pulley

Posted by Jeff Dahlin on

Ending 'Belt Squeal' From the 6.0L Power Stroke's Water Pump Pulley

When you’re installing a Bullet Proof Diesel fan clutch adapter on your engine, you might find a glaze has formed on the water pump pulley over time. The image below shows a pump pulley with dark rings around its base; this is glaze buildup. Our technicians have found this glaze can cause slippage and squealing under heavy fan demand conditions, so it’s important to strip...

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6.0L EGR Cooler Install Tips Straight From Our Techs!

Posted by Jeff Dahlin on

6.0L EGR Cooler Install Tips Straight From Our Techs!

So, you've made the leap and decided it's time to replace your factory 6.0L EGR cooler.  Upgrading your EGR cooler is straightforward if you're familiar with the process, but our Bullet Proof Diesel Technicians have learned a few tricks along the way to make the install easier.  Below are some EGR cooler installation tips:1.  Use a silicone sealer on the intake to the EGR cooler...

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6.0L Injectors - Lousy, or Just Scapegoats?

Posted by Jeff Dahlin on

6.0L Injectors - Lousy, or Just Scapegoats?

It's easy to sound like a 6.0L expert these days.  There has been enough research and testing by the aftermarket that many of the common 6.0L problems have symptoms that lead to specified fixes.  White steam out of the tailpipe?  That's a ruptured EGR cooler, most likely.   Oil in the coolant?  Probably a failure within the stock oil cooler.  And so on... An OE 6.0L...

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