Anyone clean their EGR defuser tube?

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RamDiesel4

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Hi all, not new but haven't posted in awhile.

I found this video on youtube tonight.


It looks like it could cause problems down the road if its not taken care of?
 

flying7

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I looks really important. Anyone here done that?
 

John

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I guess it can't hurt but probably not necessary. Some owners have over 200,000 miles on their truck and never touched it.
 

Brokedownbutgood

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Cleaning the soot off the tube isn't really going to do much of anything. But if you enjoy working on your truck it wont hurt anything either.
 

flying7

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crazy how it gets so dirty. that can't be good for the engine right??
 

bobcat67

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crazy how it gets so dirty. that can't be good for the engine right??
It's an emissions controlled diesel motor, it is amazing how dirty they get, I haven't looked at the actual EGR valve setup on this emissions system, but if you're going to clean something I think that would be time better spent. If for some reason you have to take the tube off you might as well clean it, but taking it off for the sake of taking it off is not something that's necessary.
 

NC-RAM

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Yes, cleaned mine. 40k, it's hard to believe that much soot is going into the engine.
Simple to do, not sure if it will help or not, but just look at it as normal service.
Truck runs great.
 
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