XDP’s Ford 6.0L Basic EGR Delete Installation

XD186The Ford 6.0L PowerStroke’s relationship with its EGR system often doesn’t lead to a happy ending. Many owners would agree that the EGR system was one of, if not the first concerns they had after purchasing their 6.0L. Due to the failing reputation associated with the EGR systems, XDP offers multiple types of EGR Deletes for this application. Our newest addition is the XDP 6.0L Basic EGR Delete Kit with Coolant Block-Off Plate (Part Number: XD186).

Using the same proven design as our standard EGR Delete Kit, the Basic EGR Delete is built with ease of install and value in mind. The specially designed Up-Pipe Block-Off Plate simply clamps in place to block the cooler connection of your factory up-pipe. This saves time, money and the hassle of working between the firewall when removing/replacing the factory passenger side up-pipe.

**For off-road use only**

(CA Residents: Not legal for sale or use in California on pollution controlled motor vehicles.)


Step 1: Disconnect Batteries

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Step 2: Drain coolant

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Step 3: Remove clips for plastic wire way located above turbo. Fold to windshield of truck and retain with plastic zip tie.

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Step 4: Remove upper fan shroud by prying away from radiator through slots. (Note:  The plastic can be very brittle)

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Step 5: Loosen hose clamps and remove intake tube. Then unscrew bolts and remove turbo inlet tube and PCV Valve.xd144 egr delete pic 021xd144 egr delete pic 022

Step 6: Unbolt alternator and disconnect wires.  Tilt alternator towards front of vehicle. Note: it is not necessary to loosen belt tensioner.xd144 egr delete pic 023xd144 egr delete pic 024

Step 7: Remove Turbo – Intercooler charge pipe, Oil feed line from oil cooler to turbo (3 Bolts), VGT actuator harness plug, Up -pipe v band clamp, Turbo v-band clamp (downpipe), Turbo mounting bolts (3 Bolts)

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xd144 egr delete pic 027xd144 egr delete pic 032xd144 egr delete pic 031xd144 egr delete pic 029xd144 egr delete pic 034xd144 egr delete pic 041Step 8: Once these parts are removed the turbo will rotate toward the passenger side of the truck and out of the pedestal.

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Step 9: Remove the oil drain tube from the High Pressure Oil Pump Housing then Remove the turbo mounting pedestal (4 Bolts). *Early 03-04 (Pedestal will differ)xd144 egr delete pic 043xd144 egr delete pic 044

Step 10: Remove EGR cooler v-band clamp from up-pipe.xd144 egr delete pic 048

Step 11: Loosen the intake manifold bolts on the driver’s side. Completely remove the intake manifold bolts from the passenger side and note their location using a piece of cardboard. Remove the two bolts that go through the inner fan stator to the intake manifold (Located under the shroud).xd144 egr delete pic 050xd144 egr delete pic 052

Step 12: Remove the bolt that is used to stiffen the heater tube to the manifold (located below alternator). Bend this tab upward.xd144 egr delete pic 053

Step 13: Remove EGR cooler’s (3 mounting bolts)xd144 egr delete pic 056

Step 14: Lightly push down on the EGR cooler while pulling up on the intake manifold to disengage from the manifold.xd144 egr delete pic 058

Step 15: While holding the manifold up with a small pry bar move the cooler toward the back of the engine. Continuing to hold the manifold up, lift and remove the cooler through the front of the engine. Be sure that all gaskets and o-rings are removed with the cooler.xd144 egr delete pic 061

Step 16: Replace intake manifold bolts and torque to 120 (in-lbs.).

Step 17: Install the Up-Pipe Block-Off Plate onto your uppipe using the factory v-band clamp.


Step 18: Install the 3/4” silicone hose on the ¾” 180 degree Stainless steel coolant tube provided. Loosely install hose clamps.xd144 egr delete pic 066

Step 19: Grease the EGR Cooler adapter o-ring. Place into intake manifold. Finger tighten the two longer factory cooler mounting bolts. The third smaller bolt can be discarded.xd144 egr delete pic 069

Step 20: Tighten billet adapter bolts to 120 (in-lbs.), while tightening make sure the o-ring stays in place and alignment is correct. Be sure not to over torque the bolts. Slide hose over the oil cooler nipple and tighten both hose clamps snugly.

Step 21: Remove factory EGR Valve from intake manifold and install XDP Aluminum block-off plate, use existing bolts and Torque to 120 (in-lbs.).

Step 22: Reinstall turbo, all intake and exhaust tubes including down pipe, alternator, shroud, wires etc. in reverse order from steps 3 to 17.

Step 23: Refill with new coolant, use manufacturer recommended and mix according to label.

Step 24: You are now ready to test your XDP EGR delete kit. Start engine and run till coolant circulates. Top off coolant system if needed. Make a close inspection for any coolant leaks or oil leaks.

The EGR delete system should not throw a check engine light on 03-04 trucks. On 2005 models it has been noted that if the EGR valve is left in place the truck shouldn’t throw any codes. 06-07 models require aftermarket tuning such as an SCT programmer to avoid any trouble codes.

 Purchase the XDP 6.0L Basic EGR Delete Kit Here!

XDP’s Ford 6.4L Intercooler Pipe Kit


The XDP 3″ Stainless Steel Intercooler Pipe Kit XD179K for your 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Powerstroke is the perfect upgrade for any stock or high-performance pickup. From the factory, your cold side intercooler tube is literally flattened! This causes a reduction in airflow and performance.XD179

The XDP 3″ Intercooler Pipe features a full-flowing 3″ stainless steel mandrel bent design that will increase horsepower, torque, and airflow. Each kit comes complete with silicone boots, t-bolts clamps and plugs for pre-drilled ports.

XDP Item Number: XD179K

Application: 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Powerstroke (Passenger Side)


Step 1: Disconnect Batteries

Step 2: Loosen the clamps on the factory passenger side upper intercooler pipe boots.

Step 3: Remove the bolts attaching the intercooler, hood latch, power steering cooler and horn assembly to the radiator support.

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Step 4: Unclip the hood latch cables and clip retainers.

Step 5: Remove the 4 bolts and brackets holding the radiator core on the back of the upper radiator support. (The arrows in the above photo pointing to the back side of the upper radiator support.)


Step 6: Remove the 6 bolts that hold the upper radiator support to the truck and remove the radiator support. (The arrows in the above pointing to the bolts on the top and front of the support.)

Step 7: Remove the stock intercooler pipe from the truck.

Step 8: Install the Vibrant Hump Hose Couplers and T-Bolt Clamps over to the new XDP 3” Intercooler Pipe and fit the pipe into its appropriate connecting hose. (Leave the clamps loose.)


Step 9: Loosely install the upper radiator support to mark the area of trimming needed for proper fit. Trim where necessary to avoid contact with the intercooler pipe once fully installed.


Step 10: Install the upper radiator support back into the truck.

Step 11: Reattach the radiator core to the upper radiator support using the 4 bolts and brackets.

Step 12: Reattach the hood latch cables and clip retainers.

Step 13: Install the bolts attaching the intercooler, hood latch, power steering cooler and horn assembly to the radiator support.

Step 14: Fully tighten the clamps holding your intercooler boots in place.

Step 15: Reconnect your batteries and test drive the truck.

Purchase the XDP 6.4L Intercooler Pipe Kit XD179K – Click Here!

2015 Rocky Top Diesel Shootout

Over the weekend XDP journeyed out to the wonderful state of Tennessee for the 2015 Rocky Top Diesel Shootout held at the I-40 Dragway in Crossville. The one day event was a stop for the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) and part of the Pro Pulling League (PPL) as well so it was sure to draw a great crowd.

Saturday began with excellent weather in the mid-80s, low humidity and zero chance for rain. The day was chockfull with a host of events such as: Drag racing, Sled Pulling, and a Dyno Competition. Furthermore, numerous venders were present to show their support, chat with customers and see the races.

Drag racing began around 10:00 AM included the following classes: E.T., 7.70, 6.70, Pro Street, Pro Mod and Pro Dragster. After racing finished up, everyone packed up and headed down the road to the fairgrounds to watch the sled pulling. At 7:00 PM on the dot the first truck entered the track and the grandstands quickly filled up with eager fans. The sled pulling classes included: 2.6, 3.0 and Superstock Diesel.

Overall, we at XDP had a great time at the event and look forward to returning next year to show our support. We would like to thank everyone over at RLC for hosting such a great event, we had a blast!

Drag Racing Results:


Sled Pulling Results:



Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals

Over the weekend XDP was back in the great state of Pennsylvania for the Keystone Diesel Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. The weather was picture perfect with highs in the mid 80’s and not a cloud in the sky. This made for an excellent day of racing and fun for everyone. Throughout the day there were many events that the entire family could enjoy that included: Drag Racing, Monster Truck Rides, Show-n-Shine Competition and even our own XDP Diesel Monster Truck Car Crushing Main Event!

For the main event the XDP Monster Truck took to the track to show the fans what a 1200hp diesel monster truck can do! Unfortunately, after a couple of passes the rear steering cylinder broke which caused the monster truck to take an off-sided landing causing the truck to flip. After the roll, the crowd went wild when Dave emerged from the truck without a scratch, waving to the crowd.

Overall, we at XDP had a great time at the Keystone Diesel National and enjoyed talking with fans and friends alike.

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Waterfest 21!

Waterfest! Well, if only the name implied anything about this past weekend’s climate we would have all been better off. But seriously, aside from the treacherous heat wave, Waterfest 21 saw a tremendous turnout. Basically, if you’re an avid enthusiast of some good ol’ German automotive engineering than Raceway Park would have been your desert oasis. And, if you just happen to be a member of the diesel family as well you would have also felt the coolness of the many TDI’s which we found roaming around the event including the one brought by yours truly, XDP! With plenty of live DJ’s scattered throughout the venue, hundreds of slick show rides, exciting track runs and even on-site sales and installation of aftermarket parts for your own personal vehicle, the Waterfest event is one of most interactive shows around which also makes it one of the most anticipated events every year. Heck! We even came across a few non-German supercars such as a stray McLaren and even a Lamborghini for those of you who don’t mind being a little more diverse. The point: Waterfest is definitely worth experiencing if you haven’t yet!


If you missed the Waterfest event than you know what to do. Visit our website at http://www.xdp.com and check out the events calendar for a complete listing of upcoming shows in your area.

2015 NADM East Coast Diesel Nationals Numidia, PA

numidia_3  This past weekend we at XDP had the opportunity to spend some time with the great folks from Catawissa PA, while attending the NADM East Coast Diesel Nationals at Numidia Dragway. The weekend started off rough with a significant amount of downpour-style rain however, early Saturday morning track officials and technicians were out in full force ensuring that the track was prepped and ready for the racing that would take place by noon. With that downpour brought some hot and humid conditions which made for a great day of racing with plenty of sun and temps into the 90’s.


The event was sure to please the crowds with the chance to see some hardcore drag racing, sled pulls, dyno runs, and tractor pulls! There was something for everyone at Numidia Dragway on July 18th 2015 for the East Coast Diesel Nationals! For all who attended, vendor row brought the opportunity to meet and talk with vendors like XDP, Industrial Injection, ARP, South Bend Cutch, Fuelab, Mahle, and Clevite just to name a few! With us again was Frank Mohr and the XDP Rat Rod along with our XDP 3rd Gen Dodge 2500 6.7L Cummins.


Again, thanks to all who attended and stopped by the XDP booth to show your support, and we look forward to seeing all of you in Mohnton, PA this-coming weekend for the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals @ Maple Grove Raceway!


Drag Racing
1st – Cody Spenser
2nd – Jeremiah Soga

Quick Diesel (12.0 Index)
1st Susan Stump
2nd – Brantley Rige

1st – Bruce Block
2nd – Phil Pierce

Sled Pulling 2.6
1st – John Manns
2nd – Jeremy Urey
3rd – Jake Slinguff
4th – Scott Whiles
5th – Corrie Baker
6th – Mike Lepley
7th – Clint Mills
8th – Matthew Horst

Sled Pulling 2.5
1st – James Elgan
2nd – Caleb Herman
3rd – Nick Stillwagon
4th – Denny Brechbill
5th – Dale Blubolker

Turbo Mod tractor
1st – Vern Zerby
2nd – Curt Forrester
3rd – Scott Kiskadden
4th – Yankee Mellot
5th – Vern Zerby
6th – V Zerby
7th – Rick Hauck
8th – John Forrester

Mother’s Show-N-Shine
Best of Show – Doug Brarens
Best Dodge – Alan Yoder
Best Duramax – Yvohne Strube
Best Ford – Mike Seeley

28th Annual 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania


Who doesn’t love a good Jamboree!? WE SURE DO! July is always marked as an exciting and busy month for the XDP crew. In true XDP fashion, we made our presence well-known and for all to experience at the 28th Annual 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania. With us again this year was the fan-favorite Dave Radzierez piloting the XDP Diesel Powered Monster Truck, as well as the XDP Diesel Rat Rod with builder Frank Mohr! Both of which are always a sight to see! The weekend-long event gives everyone in the North-East a chance to get in on the excitement, bringing action-packed events every single day and over three-thousand custom vehicles to see.


Once again the weather was great and provided ample opportunity for everyone to make the best possible attempt at achieving 4-Wheel Jamboree greatness. With events ranging from the Mud-Bog challenge to the Miss 4-wheel Jamboree Nationals contest and everything in-between, everyone was sure to have a great time attending. The weekend was packed with energy and excitement stemming from the Mud-Bog Challenge, Mickey Thompson Tough Trucks Challenge, NMRO Championship Mud Drag Racing, Dick Cepek Show-N-Shine competition, and the General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drags & Freestyle Competition.


If you were there, you know how much of that energy and excitement was brought on by the XDP Monster Truck on Saturday! Driver Dave Radzierez managed to run the truck so hard he broke the right-rear spindle and hub not only once, but twice in one day! It was incredibly exciting to watch and should you have been lucky enough to stop by the XDP booth after the morning race, you were able to see first-hand the carnage and full repair of the rig. Dave and his team bring only top notch efficiency to these events and will stop at nothing to ensure another crowd-pleasing run. Dave is truly versed in proper showmanship when it comes to pleasing the crowd and will stop at nothing to get everyone on their feet!

Thanks to all who attended and stopped by the XDP booth, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year for another Jambo!

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