EBV Delete

7.3L Powerstroke EBV Delete










EBV Delete The exhaust backpressure valve found is a component on 7.3L Power Strokes that helps the engine reach operating temperature faster. While the EBV does its job, the problem is that the valve presents an exhaust restriction, even in the open position. And while the valve is closed, fuel economy and performance is greatly lowered until the truck is completely warmed up. If you live in a region with relatively warm weather, you may want to consider ditching the EBV for better performance. If you are handy around the shop and want to save a few bucks, you could always gut the EBV yourself.


Otherwise Known As:

EBV delete, exhaust backpressure valve delete, EBPV delete

How It Works:

The exhaust backpressure valve (EBV or EBPV) on 7.3L Power Stroke diesels is a butterfly valve located behind the turbocharger. The valve closes when the engine is cold, increasing the exhaust backpressure and helps the engine reach operating temperature faster. When the engine reaches normal operating temperature, the valve opens. Even when the valve is in the open position, it is an exhaust restriction. Deleting the EBV allows for a more free flowing exhaust, which can increase turbo performance and reduce lag.


• Reduced turbo lag.
• Reduced exhaust restriction.
• Increased fuel economy.


•Truck may require more time to warm up.
• Truck may have difficulty warming up in cold weather.

Possible Problems:

Truck may have trouble warming up in extremely cold weather.

Est. Gains:

Slight but noticeable increases in fuel economy and performance.


7.3L Power Stroke

Additional Info:

If you live in an area with months of cold weather, you may consider leaving the EBV in tact, since it is a functional component that helps warm the engine. If you don't want to spend the money to delete the EBV, many 7.3L Power Stroke owners have removed the butterly valve themselves and used freeze plugs to seal the holes.

















































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