I have been reading for a few weeks, and went and bought a 2010 F250 Crew 4X4 with the 6.4/Auto. Anyway, there are a few things that concern me and I need some advise on which way to proceed.
I have been reading about oil analysis on these new motors and the fuel in the oil, and metal shavings scare me a bit. Now, the metal shavings during break in on a new motor may be expected... not so sure about that. But, the amount of fuel that seems to be washing down the cylinder walls during regen makes me think my truck won't be around to see 200K. And, for $50K, I need it to live long and prosper.
It appears the only solution is the the DPF/CAT Delete with a programmer. However, it is a catch 22. If I do what needs to be done to ensure longevity, I lose my warranty. However, if I don't the motor may take a dump on its own from fuel contamination in the oil.
So, this is my delimma. I have a few more questions...
What is the fine is I get hassled by the police in Texas?
If I put a programmer and dpf delete on the truck and end up with an unrelated warranty issue, will the dealer know I had a programmer on it if I return it to stock before delivering it to the shop? And, will the dealer deny a warranty claim due to the fact a programmer has been installed at one time?
I have also looked at the race ready performance exhaust dumps thinking I could re-route the exhaust around the dpf and cat for "offroad use only-wink" amd then I could just activate the sylinoid and let the exhaust free flow around the cat/dpf. Has anyone else tried this? Of course, this would be harder to get back to stock for warranty issues, but it might get you around the legal issue of having no cat/dpf.
Also, is it illegal to remove the CAT itself from the diesel? I wonder if I would be better off just leaving the Cat on and doing the DPF delete that way during inspection, at least they will see something under the truck other than the muffler. What is your opinion on this?
Sorry for all the qestions, and I know some of you are going to say search the forums. I have, but have not found my specific questions. So, please excuse my ignorance and show me so a little mercy just this one time??
BTW - I just installed 35X12.5-20 Trail Grapplers that the tire shop swore would not fit on my truck. Thanks to this web-site, I ignored the tire expert and the tires fit great and do not rub at all.