Well, before I get flamed, I did try the search, not too much luck, so bear with me. Have a '12 F350 CCLB DRW FX4 with the 6.7 and 6r140, 92k miles on the clock. To date, mods include Ranch hand front replacement, B&W turnover, and an H&S on stock tuning, no DPF because, as you can see from the mileage on a year old truck, I use the hell out if it, and it has al, the power needed to do the job just fine, just wanted better fuel mileage, what with traveling an average of 9500 miles a month.
That being said, I had a load to Ulster, PA from Houston and noticed a bad coolant smell coming through the vents. Thought wtf...got there, checked coolant, added half gallon, came home and researched. Thought maybe coolant feed line o-ring on turbo...nope. After 4 days of scratching their heads, the guys at the Ford house (no names, but located at corner of Spring Cypress and 249 in Houston) decided it was blown head gaskets.
Now the fun part..."you have a straight pipe and tuner, warranty denied!" My response, "prove to me my mod of no power added dpf delete caused the head gaskets to rupture..." We are currently at an impasse until someone from Ford corporate decides one way or the other.
Now I fully understand the whole "pay to play" idea, and for the most part, I agree with it. If it comes down to it, the truck is going to PTP in Tomball for new gaskets, ARP's and an EGR delete, all on my dime...but I fail to understand how running a minimax on stock settings with no DPF would do anything different to the head gaskets than just running completely stock. Any ideas/insight/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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F350 FX4 Crew Cab Dually Lariat
Ranchhand Front w/Rigid LED's
MiniMax (usually mild only)
Straight pipe & EGR Blocked
Firestone air bags and a B&W to haul with
100 gal gravity feed tank for longer legs
Gig 'Em Aggies