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Finally got my 6.7! Now what?

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Old 09-22-2018, 09:59 AM
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Finally got my 6.7! Now what?

I ended up buying a 2014 XLT CCLB 6.7 out of Florida(I live in ct) truck has 175k miles but I only paid 20k for it.

Super clean chassis which I wouldnít of found here in CT

absoutley love the truck so far compared to my 6.0 which was the same as this truck just 11 years older and rusty.

Now, as far as EGR/DPF deletes go how crucial are they on these trucks? I know the 6.0 didnít have a dpf system but the EGR systems were prone to failure. Should I plan on deleting this truck tomorrow? Or should i drive it the way it is for a while and go from there? this truck is 100% stock.

Any info would be great. Thanks

 
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I'd leave it as is for now. As far as "now what," drive it! Learn what's going on with it first. If you don't know the history, it may be worth visiting a Ford dealer to pull an OASIS report. At 175k, maybe the EGR was already replaced and this one is good to go for example. Or this truck hasn't had any repairs and the truck was worked hard keeping things clean throughout the system. Sharp looking truck and it already has a good front bumper.
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:16 PM
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Very nice looking rig, wish I’d been able to find a long bed. I’m on the fence whether I should delete mine or not too.
 
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:09 AM
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Pretty truck. I believe CT emissions tests diesel's (I see the sign in the picture), I'm in CT and my 2013 was emissions tested, if you deleted wouldn't that cause you to fail emissions?
 
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Look into Enerburn or BetterDiesel FBC to help prevent DPF issues. And learn about draining the water separator on a bi-monthly basis.
 
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I will look into that.

GVWR is 11,500 on the truck. CT doesnít do emissions over 10,001GVWR so emissions wouldnít be an issue.

I work at a shop that does CT emissions and I wish we could test diesels since itís super hard to find a place that does test them
 
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Interesting. So a 2011 F250 6.7L would need emissions testing but a 2015 F150 3.5L EB is exempt?

Edit: Second guessed my memory and hand to look it up. The 11.5k on the newer F150's must be the allowed GCVWR vs just the GVWR is less than 10k. My F250 would still need emissions testing though by 1 lb.
 

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Yeah, itís strange how it works, I believe I will be doing the EGR block plates instead of removing the entire EGR cooler, and just a delete pipe, Iíve been hearing a lot of dealers wonít take deleted trucks in on trade anymore, and i want the ease of returning it to stock if I have to.
 
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Nice looking truck. Unlike to problem-prone 6.0 EGR coolers, the 6.7L ones have two advantages: they don't fail that often, and they are very easy to get at. If you remove (or block) the EGR, you will need a tuner to tell the truck "no EGR" or you will be getting engine codes. Unless you are doing a full delete, I'd leave it alone.
 
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Or do a dpf d-lete pipe. Leave everything under the hood like it is. Just use a tuner to turn the egr system off. That way if you ever need to go back stock all you have to do is the dpf.
 
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I already have an SCT x4 for the delete, I was thinking just about doing the DPF delete and just turning the EGR off, but couldn't that still cause performance issues if the EGR cooler gets clogged with soot?
 
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From what I understand (still stock but researching for the near future) when a tuner turns off the egr system it keeps the egr valve closed so no exhaust gasses can enter the engine so no soot build up. I was told this by a reputable name on this and other sites.
 
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Originally Posted by 2006powerstroke90 View Post
I already have an SCT x4 for the delete, I was thinking just about doing the DPF delete and just turning the EGR off, but couldn't that still cause performance issues if the EGR cooler gets clogged with soot?
You need to use EGR block off plates if you don't remove it.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:43 AM
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You need to use EGR block off plates if you don't remove it.
I was told you don't have to use block off plates if the tuner turns off the egr system. He told me as long as the egr valve is closed nothing else is needed. Again this was told to me by a reputable name in the diesel world. If someone who knows for sure please chime in with confirmation either way.
 
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I was told you don't have to use block off plates if the tuner turns off the egr system. He told me as long as the egr valve is closed nothing else is needed. Again this was told to me by a reputable name in the diesel world. If someone who knows for sure please chime in with confirmation either way.
Look at the engine. The exhaust gasses (soot) travel through the cross over pipe directly into the EGR cooler. Since the computer turns off the system, there is nowhere for that soot to go. It builds up in the EGR cooler. I suppose you don't have to block off the cross over pipes if you don't mind your EGR filling up with soot. But why leave the EGR intact just to ruin it?
 

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