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Anyone run the Spartan DPF on tunes?

I have been driving my truck here in Michigan stock since I bought it in October. Since I purchased the truck used, I decided to drive it a bit stock. Just in case there were any problems with it and I needed to take it in for service work. Well so far (3500) miles later...knock on wood..no problems. Ok, well one problem. Been getting 12 MPG here in the cold with a best of 14 MPG. I am leaving for a job in Texas this next week, so I was thinking about putting he Spartan on with the stock exhaust. I did just order a drop in PG-7 filter for it. I am going to put on a AFE full exhaust later, just don't want to do it till this spring. Will I see any gains with the DPF on tunes?
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Some people have reported 0.5-1.5 mpg increase with the DPF on tunes, so nothing major, but if you plan on getting rid of the DPF down the road, it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and get a Spartan and run the DPF on tunes for awhile. It comes preloaded with all of the tunes up to the 250 DPF delete tune and all 4 of the DPF on tunes.

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The 150 DPF on tune worked well for me. I probably have 4000 miles on the DPF on tune. MPG increase was minimal but the power was very nice. One thing to note. The stock file that you save to the sd card can and probably will get corrupted. I had to call Spartan for a new stock file. After I returned the truck to stock I brought it to the dealer for service work. It was flagged because the stock file that Spartan sent wasn't the stock file that was last flashed at the dealer. Just something to think about as this happens often with the Spartan tunes.

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The 150 DPF on tune worked well for me. I probably have 4000 miles on the DPF on tune. MPG increase was minimal but the power was very nice. One thing to note. The stock file that you save to the sd card can and probably will get corrupted. I had to call Spartan for a new stock file. After I returned the truck to stock I brought it to the dealer for service work. It was flagged because the stock file that Spartan sent wasn't the stock file that was last flashed at the dealer. Just something to think about as this happens often with the Spartan tunes.

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That is the first time I have personally heard of this occurring.

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That is the first time I have personally heard of this occurring.
Mick told me it happens often. I saved my stock file several times and even uploaded it to the Spartan site. None of them worked. Dealer flashed the newest stock tune so I may try it again. Right now I'm stock as I may have another issue and may have to take it to the dealer again soon.

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I recently had the same issue. I'm driving stock for awhile until issues are resolved. It is hard to complain about service work not fixing oil leaks with this looming over my head!

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The 150 DPF on tune worked well for me. I probably have 4000 miles on the DPF on tune. MPG increase was minimal but the power was very nice. One thing to note. The stock file that you save to the sd card can and probably will get corrupted. I had to call Spartan for a new stock file. After I returned the truck to stock I brought it to the dealer for service work. It was flagged because the stock file that Spartan sent wasn't the stock file that was last flashed at the dealer. Just something to think about as this happens often with the Spartan tunes.

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Is this for real? Anyone else having a problem saving the stock file?
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It's for real gman1. Like I said, happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm still fully satisfied with the Spartan product. Their sales and tech support are second to none. Just don't be fooled into thinking everything is fool proof. Even the best (IMO Spartan) have issues from time to time. Hopefully my warranty won't be void. If it does I found an awesome shop to do the work.

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I wonder if H&S or SCT have had any problems like this?

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It's for real gman1. Like I said, happened to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm still fully satisfied with the Spartan product. Their sales and tech support are second to none. Just don't be fooled into thinking everything is fool proof. Even the best (IMO Spartan) have issues from time to time. Hopefully my warranty won't be void. If it does I found an awesome shop to do the work.
Now that your truck is flagged is your warranty voided or will they just be looking a little closer if something is wrong? This sucks as I was going to load up some new tunes. Now Im not so sure I want to do this.
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