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Old 06-22-2011, 09:42 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 10:48 PM
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Do you still have the egr valve plugged in to it's wiring harness?
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:03 PM
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Do you still have the egr valve plugged in to it's wiring harness?
No it is not.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:09 PM
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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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Old 06-22-2011, 11:36 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:39 AM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:14 AM
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Pretty sure they are all 50 state emissions, no difference just because its from Cali
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:21 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:45 PM
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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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