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I have an 04 Ford 6.0liter diesel and my EGR cooler is bad. I heard the Ford replacement is lousy. Is it worth getting a Bulletproof brand cooler as the replacement. Should I also replace the oil cooler at the same time? If so, also with something other than a Ford product?

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Hello, There are 2 TSB's for the EGR and Exhaust parts. They are o5e15, NHTSA-10017996 and then 18734, NHTSA-10017864.

Once you get these changes made, you may want to hang a better part on your truck. Some of the EGR parts are considered a Pollution part and have a longer, Federally required Warranty. You may decide FREE is better and it will get you a few more years of use.

If the cooler was a big problem for your Year truck, there are only the 2 TSB's issued for the EGR area. What you would have to know about Ford Parts is the last letters in the Engineering number on the part. The first run parts have either no end letter or have an A. The next modification would have a B and so on. The Selling part number is different from the Engineering part number molded or cast onto the part. So you can have an new original 2004 made part in a box that has the same Selling number as a newer 2010 made modified part. Both boxes would show the same outside numbers, but the latest configuration may solve your concerns.

This is common for most Manufacturers, and it explains why some original parts can last 10 years and the replacement only 2 years. There is no guarantee the part has not been cheapened inside the box in later years either.

I hope my solution is very helpful to you and that the TSB fixes may help you.

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