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03 4.0 SOHC, EGR plated off: factory? yea or nay on the new motor??

bigredscowboy

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High Point, NC
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2003 Ranger Edge 4.0 4x4
My 03 Ranger's EGR was plated off and a screw plug in place of the metal hoses from the exhaust. The 02 Xploder engine i'm replacing it with has the full EGR. From what I've read on here it sounds like it may be better to use the EGR with the downside of a little carbon deposit. Is there any way this is factory (truck is in the southeast where emissions laws are a little more lax)? Will it screw up the computer if I put one on? Recommendations for or against?
 






It never came like that from factory. It's a federal mandate, not a state one.
 






excellent, several days of PB blaster and it came off the old manifold easily. I will be returning the egr to stock so as to increase the life of the pistons and valves. Not sure what the PO was thinking in taking it off...
 






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