Egr removal and tuning Titan XD (2023)


For off-road use only


Welcome back to the channel again, guys, we are working on the truck this time.

And it is finally time to delete the EGR, um I, just wanted to put this out there that this is an off-road option and um I'll be removing it and installing an off-road kit.

And then installing the EGR back on for Highway use.

Um, if you plan on using your vehicle for the highway, you are not supposed to delete these and um, yeah.

So we'll just leave it at that.

This is not a tutorial on how to do it it's, just how I'm doing it and it's for entertainment purposes, only and not meant to be used on the highway.

So anyways, let's, go ahead and get to work we'll.

See what the kit looks like so synthetic off-road scent, a whole box full of flanges hardware and your up pipe and your charge pipes and your coolant bypass and some block off plates.

So fairly straightforward, only a handful of bolts, and then some intercooler piping.

So let's, go ahead and get the tripod set up and try to remove the unit I might add that.

This is me just kind of teaching myself how to do this, not really sure exactly how to do this, but from the looks of the piping and the kit that I got it looks fairly straightforward.

So hopefully we don't mess anything up.

So good luck to us.

So from what I understand this is kind of your Moment of Truth as to whether or not, you know, your EGR has failed if there's antifreeze in that tube and there's only just a little bit of oil.

So that's a good sign that we did this preventative maintenance before it failed that imma slow down I, wanna hear it talking for the drama.

Thank you.

Well, the one thing I did learn is that when you take this off I anticipated losing a little bit of antifreeze.

But as soon as you pop that one off the whole thing empties out, so you could do yourself a favor and block off that hose down there this one so that you don't lose all of your antifreeze that would have been smart of me, but like I said, first time, first time, attempting this.

So we'll have to give this a good clean ERS out dropping bodies into place I'm the last one to try okay in the kit from synthetic off-road.

They give you your bypass valve the O-rings and the hardware make sure that when you put this on, it has the washer and the lock nut, otherwise, the will vibrate off of there and we're going to put some RTV sealant around this too to make sure it gets a good Bond.

There we go the first piece on.

And that is your bypass.

So we'll run the hose from here up to here and it'll circulate and I made sure to get that one on there first, because as you can see, I have pissed antifreeze all over my driveway.

So I wanted to get that plugged up as fast as possible, not that there's anything left in the reservoir.

But you know, oh well.

Thank you for the drama numbers.


So for the preventative maintenance, I believe, this is the culprit.

If you can see in there, this valve is what cracks and sends coolant into the turbo line.

And this one is not leaking, which is good on my head.

It did it.

So for the up pipe, you have to take the tire off easiest way to get to it is through the fender.


So we gotta take this off take the fender well out.

And then we can get the bolts out on the up pipe here, I'll get you guys a good look.

So this is what we're after right here and it's got bolts, right there, plenty of room to work.

And then those bolts right there.

Those two right there and right there, we should be able to get with an extension and then the other.

The third one is at the top.

So the hardest part I think is going to be the ones on the back of the EGR tube on the front.

So let's, go ahead and get these out get it all right? So we got the pipe out and not too bad.


The factory gaskets, put that new one in okay, we just gotta tighten that one on the very top, because the one that came out was a studded section.

And they provided an extra Bolt, I, don't really know how I feel about the nylon on the back of that I guarantee you that's going to heat up and meld out the nylon and it'll probably work its way out.

So I might actually go in and see if I can find a lock washer to put on that.

And then we'll go up top, and we will tighten it down new nylon nylon that just won't stand heat, bottom, two or tight.

So let's find a lock washer.

And then we'll go put that one on got a pretty good view from right here.

You might not see it after I get in there, but we'll try to get the shot all right one last exhaust step.

We need to get those I don't know if you can see them, but we need to get those three bolts out.

And then this piece will slide out from the front.

And this will come out that's.

The last exhaust piece, then we can put it together.

Okay? Well, I got that pipe out, pretty sure I didn't, get it on video.

It's about 10 minutes to get that out and I looked up and my focus wasn't, right? It was looking at the top of the engine.

So that sucks, um, next we're going to plug off the antifreeze, the coolant Port, which I think you can see it.

It is right here.

And you plug this with that little nipple up.

So you can pull it out if you need to and then a little RTV on that.

And it goes in there and plugs.


All right.

My phone is about to die.

So we will pick this up, but in a nutshell we're going to put the block off plate on that which that's the block off plate, right there.

And you use the supplied Hardware and then got a nice little shot of the turbo right there, which is cool.

Um, after we get the block off plate on then we can put this tube on and the other intercooler tube.

So I'm going to put this phone on a charge and put the last couple pieces on and then we'll check back when we go to retune the vehicle all right guys, it is the next day and I've got it pretty well put together the boots fit flawlessly.

We got the intercooler piping on put a little gasket seal around that.

And then put that on, uh, what else polish the Sea on the Cummins clean that little plate up and put that back on with some new bolts, just to dress it up a little bit still need to put one bolt in the heat shield in the back and then we'll put the intake on and retune.

It I already had one tune downloaded.

It was the 65 horse tune.

Whenever I did the def delete, but I'm just gonna re-tune.

It I think I'm gonna put the 100 horsepower on there.

Now that I know that the engine's not compromised with the EGR issues that they have I think I'll be all right so we'll do that.

And then I have to put the intake on and I'm kind of debating on whether or not excuse me, whether or not to drill a little nipple on so that I can put this crankshaft vent tube on there because I keep getting at least I think it's.

The crankshaft vent tube.

It goes all the way down that might actually be the differential vent tube.

Anyways, we'll get the intake on get that heat, shroud buttoned up.

And then you know, some people actually get rid of those Heat shrouds, because it does look kind of shitty, but I think I'll be able to fold that down and put a bolt right there where the EGR was bolted in just so I have some heat protection either that or I'll fold that section back and just use the exhaust mounts, just that one.

And the one over there, some people actually take them out, but I don't, necessarily want to take it out with all of that exhaust, right? There, I'd rather have that heat protection against the firewall.

So we also need to run the cable for the um, the Cummins cable for the tuner because I'm going to leave the tuner in the truck this time so I can clear codes and check codes as they come up.

Whenever I was driving it up north.

The code came up and I couldn't check.

It I stopped at AutoZone.

They plug their machine in it wouldn't read.

It I think there's just something with the two, and it just won't read it.

So, um.

Anyways, let's, go ahead and finish buttoning.

This up get the the air, the antifreeze topped off.

And then we will spray off the engine and spray out this fender.

Well, inside there put the fender liner back in and then we'll start it up.

Okay, we got the Shroud on.

We got the intake on and I plugged in here.

So your Titan cable will plug in right here.

There's a little black plug with a cap on it that's mounted to this box that's, where that plugs in I just ran it up behind that box.

And then zip tied it along here.

And it goes straight back through that.

Right? There, you could probably poke a hole, but I just pulled the seal aside and I'll just seat that a little bit better here in a second I also, drilled a hole in my intake for that.

Ventilation tube I had an old vehicle I was like a Subaru air intake in my garage, and it had the the vent connection on it.

So I unscrewed that out of there drilled the hole for it, and then put some sealant around the outside of that.

So there's, no air leaks.

So that I could hook up my vent tube.

So everything is tightened down, except for this I gotta just pull that tight.

Now, I can tighten that band down seat that seal a little bit better.

And then we'll put the 100 horse tune in the truck at the same time.

When we run it I'm going to run it for a couple minutes with this open, actually, no I'm, not because that's going to leak we'll, keep an eye on the coolant level and make sure that we keep topping that off, because it did lose quite a bit in there.

So squish that back and forth to make sure we get all the air bubbles out of it and we'll run it with that cap off for a little bit just so it can get rid of all the Bubbles at the same time, kind of priming this tube.

So that it circulates through the radiator in the engine, and then we'll put the cap on it and test drive it.

So let's, go ahead and we'll, actually, clean it real quick, give it a good spray down and then we'll put the tune in foreign.


We got her all cleaned up I sprayed out all the soot, and that I scraped out of the intake, it wasn't, terrible.

So I, probably just leave it for now and a little while down the road, maybe I'll pop off that intake and clean it with once I get a new filter or a new seal cleaned out fender liner, put that back in wheels are torqued now let's tune.

So for my easy link, it came in right through there and I, ran it behind my pedals, and then just dropped it behind that little plate, right? There see it's plugged in it just runs back and it's right behind there.

All you need is a Bluetooth connectivity.

So it doesn't need to be out unless you have the soda for the switch on the Fly, which I don't I, just do single Tunes.

So let's, go ahead and get it in accessory position and link up I can't use my phone and record at the same time.

So I'll, go ahead and get that tuned, re-installed and then we'll go for a test drive.

Thank you.

All right? Well, we got the tune installed.

And it was a very rough.

First startup took a couple times for the truck to actually catch up to itself.

And then the belt squeaked like horribly, just until all the water and antifreeze that was dumped all over them during the process dried up.

But overall, it seems pretty happy.

Now we just got to test it out.

Coolant levels are good we'll.

Go for a test drive doesn't, really Drive, much different.

In my opinion, 65 to the 100 horse tune I don't, honestly, see, really any kind of difference I'm going to leave it on for a couple days, see how that goes that should be it I did when I plugged in the tune notice that I'll turn it around I.

Did notice the the trouble codes that I was getting were actually the um lost said, what did it say I'll, post, a picture of it here I'll show you so the top one where it seemed like it was just losing connection or communication with the turbocharger.

So that tells me that maybe it's that turbo control module.

If it's on top of the engine that everybody screams for about 500 bucks to replace if you buy it from the dealer, and it takes them forever to get it there's, actually, a guy locally here that has two of these trucks that he is salvaging.

So I might actually see if he has one of them that I can just keep in my back pocket.

Or whenever that thing completely improves the bed, but overall I don't really see much of a difference.

I'm sure, I hope I will in the long run with this vehicle.

And yeah, next thing up I just have to do the oil change here in about two thousand or three thousand more miles and we'll go all Amsoil on the engine and some new filters.

And but yeah, that's.

It I'm, hoping that this helped anybody that's trying to do this kind of maintenance on their vehicle and don't, forget like subscribe share the channel.

Thanks have a good day.

Thank you.


Does removing EGR help? ›

When an EGR delete works properly, it increases the oxygen density in the engine. That means a boost in horsepower. However, it is essential to consider how much of an increase you get.

What is a full EGR delete? ›

An EGR delete kit is an aftermarket performance part that removes the EGR valve and prevents exhaust from being redirected back to the engine.

Why do people delete EGR? ›

One of the main benefits of an EGR delete is improved performance. The EGR system is known to cause carbon buildup in the intake manifold and reduce airflow to the engine. Deleting the EGR system reduces carbon buildup and improves airflow to the engine. This will result in better performance.

Do you have to delete EGR and DPF? ›

Getting rid of them will net you minor power increases at best and a criminal record at worst, so it's safe to say that DPF and EGR deletes aren't worth the effort and cost.

How much difference does a EGR delete make? ›

Increased Fuel Efficiency

This is because you are burning cleaner fuel by not recirculating the dirty exhaust gas back into the system. You also reduce the risk of having a diesel particulate filter failure and will likely see up to a 20% increase in fuel efficiency.

Is it OK to bypass EGR valve? ›

Removing the EGR valve will certainly remove a component that requires regular maintenance, but it will make your car less efficient, as well as committing a detrimental offence both to the environment and to other drivers and road users.

Does EGR delete improve mpg? ›

If you use a delete kit, you will experience the same results regardless of the kind of engine fitted in your vehicle. In some cases, this process can cause additional clogging in certain engines. However, for many, an EGR delete kit improves their performance while also improving gas mileage.

Why do people delete diesel trucks? ›

After a diesel delete is completed, the soot-clogging issues are eliminated. There may also be performance improvements such as an increase in torque/horsepower as well as an improvement in fuel economy. These positive changes can depend on the tuner, the after-market software, and the engine hardware.

Is a blocked EGR bad? ›

A faulty EGR can result in excessive carbon/soot at the turbine end of the turbo charger. This could cause the VNT mechanism to become clogged and stick which in many cases will cause engine management lights to appears along with reduced performance known as “limp mode”.

Does EGR hurt performance? ›

A clogged or malfunctioning EGR valve can disrupt the vehicle's air-fuel ratio, which can cause engine performance issues such as a reduction in power, acceleration, and even fuel efficiency. What are the symptoms of a faulty EGR valve on a diesel? Your engine has a rough idle. Your car has poor performance.

Has anyone been fined for DPF Delete? ›

"Maximum court-imposed penalty for an individual is $22,000!" Is a DPF delete legal? Okay, so the $22,000 question: is it legal, and can you get fined for deleting the DPF? The short answer is, yes you can get fined, and no, it's not legal.

Is it OK to bypass EGR? ›

An EGR delete is ILLEGAL in ALL 50 STATES. All vehicles are required to meet federal emissions standards. The penalty for an emissions component alteration can be in the thousands of dollars.

Is it bad to block off EGR valve? ›

No! The exhaust gas recycling valve helps reduce emissions from the engine. OK it's not a perfect system but it is there to protect the environment. It reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.

Does a EGR affect performance? ›

A faulty EGR valve can cause problems with the flow and operation of the EGR system leading to performance issues including a reduction in power, reduced acceleration and decreased fuel efficiency. It can also cause vehicle emissions to increase.

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