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Old 09-25-2018, 09:09 AM
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Deleted the DPF on my +17 and a question for those who have done it, what are you using to cover up the DPF plugs along the frame rail? Also, did you completely remove the DEF injector or leave it intact and covered?
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:15 AM
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God Bless You. What performance and mpg differences if any have you seen. As far as the holes I suggest conduit covers/plugs at Home depot.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:25 AM
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I am using the EZLynk/5" MBRP exhaust with the stock tune / no emissions so not much in the way of performance. I haven't really had a chance to do much in the way of driving to calculate the MPG but I imagine it can't be that much better over stock plus it has only been on a few days. Thanks for the tip abut the covers I will look into it. I do have the DPF system from my 08+ so when I get home I'll see if the plugs from that fit the 17+ plugs and if they do I'll just cut them and use them as dummy plugs for the frame rail.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:44 AM
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Can I asked whose tuning you went with? I'm looking to do the same delete.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:47 AM
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PPEI. They are fantastic, I am actually using the chat function now, in the iPhone app and they got back to me within 5 minutes of starting a conversation.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by brendanlush View Post
Hey guys,

Deleted the DPF on my +17 and a question for those who have done it, what are you using to cover up the DPF plugs along the frame rail? Also, did you completely remove the DEF injector or leave it intact and covered?
I just filled the connectors with dielectric grease and sealed everything with industrial electrical tape.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:35 PM
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How does it sound now? More like a diesel? Does it smell like a diesel?
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by C_Smitty View Post
I just filled the connectors with dielectric grease and sealed everything with industrial electrical tape.
Came home and did the same thing, the sensors off the 08+ do not fit with the 17+ so I would not cut and reuse them
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:46 PM
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How does it sound now? More like a diesel? Does it smell like a diesel?
It sounds like a diesel should and not like my wife's Ford Edge! Diesel smell isn't that noticeable but we will see once winter comes.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 01:54 PM
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There are a two main reason why I chose to remove the DPF system.
1. My dealer said he would work with me for any warranty claims, if any, I should have on my truck as I bought it from them along with three others in the past. And my wife bought a Edge there too.
2. Last winter I had my DEF tank freeze up three times causing a limp mode. It gets to -45c and higher here in the winter and it idles quite a bit which was another reason.

I only have the stock no emission tune as I am 33 and no need to be hot rodding or spitting black smoke out everywhere. On my 08 I literally had ZERO issues besides a replacement alternator and some front end parts and I had that thing for 9 years so I am crossing my fingers this new rig treats me the same. My theory is if I take care of it, it will take care of me!
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:01 PM
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Did you block off or remove the EGR system or just leave it in-tact. The more I research the DPF and how it functions, the more disgusted I get. There is no possible way that a regen process is good for the longevity of the truck and I'm not convinced it's best for the environment either.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:20 PM
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Did you block off or remove the EGR system or just leave it in-tact. The more I research the DPF and how it functions, the more disgusted I get. There is no possible way that a regen process is good for the longevity of the truck and I'm not convinced it's best for the environment either.
If you know you're going to put the emissions back on at some point, then it's probably best just to block it off. If you have no restrictions in your county/state and don't see yourself putting it back on, then just remove everything.
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:52 PM
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most mechanics leave the egr on, but i think its just being lazy. as soon as my 36000 miles is up, def is gone
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:53 PM
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how much smoke is coming from the exhaust now?
 
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:27 PM
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