Originally Posted by ExcursionDiesel
So, in the event my DPF or DEF system fails after warranty, I can "delete" them myself and send you my ECU for a tune with supported deletes? If so, then owning a 3.0 EcoDiesel well after the 5yr/100k warranty is much more appealing.
Exactly. Much more appealing to me as well.
The large majority of our diesel repairs are on engines to do high rate of fuel in oil, dpf regen issues, egr valves and egr systems completely clogging with carbon. Such as her coolers bursting and allowing coolant in exhaust, egr pipes, turbos sooting up.
We had a 6.5 diesel intake manifold off of a 2002 school bus. The inside of this intake was spotless. Our tech actually walked inside the office to show us the differences between a 6.4 power stroke we have apart and a 6.5 old non egr and dpf Chevy.
Take an intake off of a duramax, Isuzu, power stroke, cumins, etc and it'll be coked up with carbon. We are just so used to seeing this now that it has become normal and the clean 6.5's, 7.3's are becoming more rare.
I would be ignorant to say that these systems are not really saving our atmosphere but to put it simply... Pay $3k to replace your Dpf, 3k for a sooted up turbo that can no longer be cleaned, tows to your local shop, increased wear on engine, must use synthetic oil that is made to soak up the carbon and other contaminants, and a DECREASE in fuel mileage ( 2013 duramax averages 12-15mpg, my old 2004 no egr and dpf averaged 19.5 at 170k miles).
Also- remote starting your Ecodiesel and allowing it to idle for 20 min is a BAD idea. I will show you some pictures of what happens when these diesels idle. Internationals actually turn the engine off if the engine is idling more then 11 minutes.
Can you tell this bothers me? This keeps my shop busy but I still don't agree with it.
It would almost be wise to remove dpf and tune the truck back to factory to bring it back under warranty. You'd be prolonging the life of the engine and attached parts as well as Increasing fuel mileage.