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Hi to all just had a few questions. Have a 2010 F350 with 15000 miles should I consider the dpf/cat delete before my warranty runs out? or is leaving this intact more of a detriment to the longevity of the motor? Thanks for the help in advance. This truck will be a daily driver not looking to smoke the tires
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You need to find out how your servicing dealer will handle the situation.

Naturally if you're running 50 pounds of boost and come in with a couple melted pistons don't expect to have any coverage. A simple dpf delete wouldn't cause any engine related concerns. Once you start tuning the HP up forget about it.

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to echo what Sr. master tech Matt says, try and find a mod-friendly dealer first.

If you know much about the emissions equipment, they plague our trucks, and require nearly double the maintenance schedule if left on-board.

If you delete and stick to the stock tunes, you will be doing your truck a favor and increase the longevity. If you try to hot-rod it like a corvette, kiss your warranty and the life of your truck good-bye.

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It's a tough situation. On one hand, we don't want to lose our warranty. On the other, the things we leave in place that keep the warranty damage the truck in the long term (basically, the period we'll have to deal with the truck without a warranty).

Remember, you have a 5yr/100k mile warranty on the powertrain.

Now, if you do not have the money to fix the truck out of warranty (you should have at least 3-5,000 bucks ready to fix it), don't delete and tune it. You could always roll the dice though.

A perfect situation would be finding a mod-friendly dealer like others have mentioned.


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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
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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.

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I'm still under warranty and I deleted and tuned my truck. Even if a warranty claim is denied, I've probably saved enough $ due to increased fuel economy to pay for the repairs myself, if needed.


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