Originally Posted by ol'smokey
Thanks for the info. When I bought the truck from the dealer I asked the service manager about doing the dpf/cat delete he told me that alot of there customers had done it and they will work on the truck as long as Im not doing tractor pulls with the truck. His advice to me was to do the delete. If I save the old pipe wouldnt it just be a mater of putting the old pipe back on and removing the tuner? if there was ever a problem. I dont want to race the truck but the extra mpg and the fact that I wont be causing damage to my motor are pushing me in the direction of the delete, I think I should fear long term damage over the possibility of losing my warranty. Loke you said its a roll of the dice
i deleted and had an issue with a short in the can bus. I returned the truck to stock on the tuner, and put the dpf and tail pipe back on and got it towed to the dealer. Fixed under warranty. The techs and people at my ford dealer basically say the same thing, if it comes in and they can tell its been beat hard then they are gonna look into it. If its not directly caused by tuning then they will get it taken care of. Im not sure how they would react to blown head gaskets, havent got to that point though on any of our trucks. but also like he said its a chance you take. the dpf is really hard on the engine and everyone wants there truck to last a long time and with the dpf on there, it definitely hurts longevity. i try to always have cash ready to throw at it if something comes up because i need my truck. the truck will run 150% better than stock when you delete, I deleted at about 17k miles, and am at 30k almost now and wouldnt change anything.