7.3L FORD Powerstroke
EBV Delete Kit
1994 - 1998.5 7.3L Ford F-Series & E-series Powerstroke Diesel
- Non-EBP Pedestal
- Turbo and pedestal mounting o-rings (4 pcs)
What is the Exhaust Backpressure Valve?
The EBPV valve is designed to close during cold engine operation to allow the engine to warm up more quickly by creating additional exhaust backpressure. The system components include a flapper valve in the exhaust outlet housing which is controlled by an actuator located in the exhaust pedestal. The PCM operates an electric solenoid (also located in the pedestal) which send engine oil pressure to the actuator when EBPV action is desired.
What can go wrong?
As these trucks age, failures of the EBP system are becoming more common. We have seen trucks come in that could hardly move out of their own way because the EBV was rusted in the closed position. Oil leaks from the actuator located in the pedestal are also common. The solenoids also fail or break and quite expensive.
What is the answer?
Many customers are choosing to remove the EBP system all together for a number of reasons. Some of us just love the beauty of simplicity, others want to cut costs, and still others want to increase performance by removing even the slight restriction of the open valve. Deleting the EBP will set a code, but will not turn on the check engine light. If you've weighed the pros and cons and decided deleting is the way to go, this kit makes it easy!
Note to 1994.5 -
1995 owners: Some early trucks will have a "flat bottom" factory
turbocharger pedestal instead of the stepped bottom used on later
pedestals and our delete pedestal. If you have the early style flat
bottom pedestal, you will need to shorten two of your turbocharger