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Old 04-01-2011, 06:27 AM
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Love the ford, not so much the powestroke

So my question is this, why on earth would ford design a truck that is so delicate? I love everything about my powerstroke, except the fact that it has to regen all the time. It basically throws a temper tantrum if I don't let it finish its cycle. The thing is, I live in town and my commute to work is only about 15 min, and my boss just isn't going to understand when I tell him I'm going to be late because my truck needs to burn soot out of the exhaust to keep the hippies happy. I grew up on a ranch where our diesels ran/idled all day everyday. Now it seems that the diesel (known for strength, reliability, and power) is as delicate as a new born baby. The manufacturer says its harmful on them to idle for extended periods, can only run low sulfer fuel, must drive around in circles so the exhaust can clean itself, crawl under the truck on the side of the road to drain water out of the fuel, etc...... we never had to do all this crap with the older diesels, and the older ones got better mileage!!! Ok, I know what most replies will be.... just do a dpf delete.... well that's all fine and dandy, except then your warranty is shot. We pay thousands of dollars for these things, and a lot of that cost is for the security of a warranty. I'm not really not looking for an answere, just venting while my truck is in the shop...again.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:41 AM
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SOOOO glad I own an 02.

No EGR
No Regen
No Cats

Only smog crap is CCV, and thats gonna be MIA soon, lol!
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:44 AM
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You can thank the EPA and the hippies for all of that.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:07 AM
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If you get too tired of it just call me and I will come pick that 6.4 up
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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Thank a treehugger and the goverment for all of it my first diesel was a 1986 F250 6.9 all mechanical except the glowplugs and starter.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:53 AM
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So my question is this, why on earth would ford design a truck that is so delicate?
Ford/International built one of the most reliable trucks on the road. The EPA screwed it up with all their BS. Its not Fords fault, dont blame them.

BTW- A DPF delete does not automatically void your warranty. That is up to the dealer.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:55 AM
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Stupid hippies! Yeah I miss the days of rattley smoking bulletproof engines.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:39 AM
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The EPA freakin SUCKS! The regen process is so stupid. There should be a button you could push when you are about 30 minutes out from being home while on a trip to make it regen while it can complete a full cycle. I drove an 1hr and 45min turned around and drove 1hr and 45min back and the stupid thing started a regen when I took the exit to go home. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my truck, I just can't wait to get my H&S!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:13 PM
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Yea, I can't wait till my warranty is up so I can do away with that crap. BTW, it voids the warranty with the only dealers I have around here. Can't afford to take the risk right now. Might just have to find me a good ole 12 Valve Cummins like I used to have to use as a daily driver. Might not be as fast, but I know for a fact, they are almost bullet proof, lol.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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6.4 problems

I feel your problems I have a 2010 f-350 (prior to it a 1999 with the 7.3) that I am beating my head against a brick wall with warranty work due to the fuel system. I do have a question and that is how does the water run through this rig? Does it come close to the fuel system at any point and can antifreze leak into the fuel system at any point? How could water get into the inner cooler and the air filter was dry?
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