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Old 03-23-2012, 12:54 PM
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Constant regen after lift + tires

Anyone experienced this? Installed the lift myself, ran fine for a day. Took it in yesterday to have pitman arm + tires mounted and installed and since I have pretty much been in regen since. MPG is reading 8.2. Its only a 4.5" lift and 35" tires. I was running ~15 MPG before this...should I expect my MPG to be cut in half like that??? I am guessing its so bad due to constant regen.

I know I need to delete the DPF but a tuner is not affordable for me quite yet...
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:49 PM
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Thats the only way i would go just bite the bullet and then you should gain mpg or atleast stay the same
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I don't think it should have cut in half. If your in constant regen, then you got something wrong like maybe stuck injectors or something.
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Something is not right it has nothing to do with the lift when I still had my dpf and did my 6inch lift on 37 I didn't knotice any difference on regen
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Have you been driving around letting the regen finnish or have you been shutting the truck off in the middle of a regen? If you turn the truck off before its finnished it will start back up again from the beginning when you start driving again.
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Well I just made a 10 mile trip home and no regen. MPG made it back up to 10.5. It could have been a coincidence and the regen just never was able to finish but man what strange timing! Tomorrow I'll drive it down the highway a little and see how the regen is.

Is there a certain number of miles or any metric I can go by to make sure it is done with the regen?
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:27 PM
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I dont remember all that well, but I believe that the message on the dash will disappear when regen is done. If I remember correctly my regens used to take about 20-30 min when I still had my DPF (2 years ago)
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I dont remember all that well, but I believe that the message on the dash will disappear when regen is done. If I remember correctly my regens used to take about 20-30 min when I still had my DPF (2 years ago)
Used to be that way, but anyone who has received a Ford flash in the last year knows that that message no longer stays on the screen as it did. Thesedays, it displays for about 2-3 seconds, then it disappears. Other then a 3rd party monitor, only other way to tell is by knowing how your truck sounds and runs or cycling through the msg center.

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I go by sound now...but thats still annoying. I wish they just had a light on the panel that stayed on during regen.
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I go by sound now...but thats still annoying. I wish they just had a light on the panel that stayed on during regen.
Well thats good info to know. Im sure there is someone out there who could design a little LED that would come on when the regen is happening. In my head it wouldnt be that hard as long as you could find a wire that had juice only during regen.
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