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post #1 of 17 Old 06-22-2011, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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CA Emissions Question

Just completed the RCD delete kit and got the CEL. Since my truck was originally out of California I am wondering does anyone know what makes the California emissions different from ones that are not. This truck is registered in Oregon(no emissions testing)now. I'm not sure if at this point I should get a custom tune that turns off the CEL and eliminates the CA emissions(?) or just live w/the CEL for now? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Do you still have the egr valve plugged in to it's wiring harness?

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Do you still have the egr valve plugged in to it's wiring harness?
No it is not.

'03 F350 CCSB 27k
6spd,SCT Livewire
285/75/16 +2"front
RCD EGR Delete,AEM Intake
Sold:
'06 F350 CCSB 87K
6spd 4x4manual hubs
6"Fabtech w/35"s
'01 Stroke CCSB 112k 6spd
5" lift, 35" tires 4" straight
NAPA 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel
TS T6 Pyro/Boost Gauges
AIH/EBPV Delete
2005 6.0, 2001 7.3, 2-'99, '97,'96,'95,'92IDI, 3-Cummins
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I am on my phone so I cannot we your sig.
What year is your truck?
Take the egr valve and plug it back in and place it close to the oil filter where it will not move much while driving. Depending on the year of your truck it may take care of your CEL. And depending on your strategy it may keep a few problems from occurring.

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Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
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usually if you just keep the egr valve plugged in and set it somewhere your light will go off.

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usually if you just keep the egr valve plugged in and set it somewhere your light will go off.
05 and up motors will throw a code for insufficient egr flow, 03-04's don't have egr flow detection.
If the valve is not plugged in there are reports of the rad fan not running properly, ac not working properly and low boost/power. Did I get them all or are there more?

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The check engine light is not due to Cali emissions, it's all of the 6.0's mine is from Texas.

2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
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I will plug it back in and report back. So is there any different programming with a California truck? Thanks for the help.

'03 F350 CCSB 27k
6spd,SCT Livewire
285/75/16 +2"front
RCD EGR Delete,AEM Intake
Sold:
'06 F350 CCSB 87K
6spd 4x4manual hubs
6"Fabtech w/35"s
'01 Stroke CCSB 112k 6spd
5" lift, 35" tires 4" straight
NAPA 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel
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Pretty sure they are all 50 state emissions, no difference just because its from Cali

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I had a conversation with Bill at PHP and there are some cali only strategies, I cannot recall the years or models.

2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
Magnaflow 4" turbo back w/muffler
Powermax turbo
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With my truck, 100% blocking the egr cooler I get an egr flow code. unplugging the egr valve I get 2 codes.

I think you can get tuning that prevents the "codes" from coming up.
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