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Should you delete 2017+ Powerstrokes???

Valid Reasons for Deleting 2017+ Powerstrokes???

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Hey folks,

So I have owned the 7.3, 6.0 and now a 2017 6.7L with 37,000 miles. We all know all the benefits to a full delete on the 6.0s, 6.4s and early 6.7s.

So the poll question is, should you delete 2017+ 6.7l Powerstrokes or not? If you vote, please share your perspective and hopefully real-life experience with this motor.

Like most, after purchasing the 2017, I immediately just ASSUMED a full delete would be needed to ensure long-term reliability. However, after researching the topic and looking at all of Ford's improvements in this newest 6.7l generation I have come to the conclusion that a delete is simply unnecessary. I am not seeing reliability issues related directly to the emissions on these trucks. So deletes, especially for low mile trucks (under 100k), seem to be more "fad" than a choice supported with evidence. Appears to me, that many guys/gals are simply making assumptions on the benefits due to prior year emission related issues (certainly for pre-2015 powerstrokes).

While I am no tree hugger, I also think retaining the emissions is the responsible thing to do for our environment, especially if the performance benefits are small or unproven and not quantified. Not sure if there is enough data available from 2017+ deleted truck owners at this point. I also use my truck strictly for heavy towing (15-25k loads), not for show boating, so my perspective may be different. I do plan on having over 300,000 miles on this truck with 10+ years of ownership. So if a performance mod will significantly improve engine life and reliability I want to do it. As such, my 1st mod was a Amsoil dual bypass oil filter system.

But I wanted to get people's perspective on this? I assume this is a highly debatable topic. It would be superb to hear opinions from professional diesel mechanics with years of experience on the newer 6.7s?
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With all that....Tesla (and any other EV maker) has shown what the future holds. I'm betting by 2030 light duty "consumer" diesel trucks (F250/F350/F450) are LONG gone from Ford's lineup. They will all be EV, doing things we can only dream of.
@HeavyAssault man that is not that far away. At first it seems too optimistic. But Ford's alignment with Rivian could make a decade possible in the consumer market.

Honestly though, I’ve seen a great improvement in fuel economy since deleted. With good tuning and taking it easy I’ve seen it hold 18mgp in town and 20-24mpg on the highway. On the 100hp setting, I’m getting far better mpg than my wife’s ecoboost expedition.
I consistently get at least 18 MPGs (hand calculated over several tanks) going back and forth to work and its all stock. On the hwy the best I have seen is 21 MPGs going 70-73 MPH at 1680-1760 RPMs. I don't turtle around and when I come from a stop I try to get up to speed and higher gears. But I am conscious of how I drive and try to adjust my driving to efficiency. If I was deleted I would probably get better mileage with the same driving habits though but not enough for me to pull the trigger
The stations that I’ve been to usually don’t have it at the pump. How much is it at pump per gallon?
Last time I paid 2.799 for DEF at the pump
Over $1700 for the 125,000 miles. Still something to put into the equation.
That's assuming I burn through 2.5 gal in 500 miles. In my case that's not so. Even towing I'd probably get about 750 miles. I haven't tracked mileage for being empty but 125K will be less than $1700. Many will spend way more than that on aftermarket wheels/tires plus loose money at the pump with the added unsprung weight and rolling resistance. As far as longevity, the real determining factor is how well you know your truck and how much attention you pay to it. I will keep my emissions for now and see how it goes. I have plans for possible manual cleaning myself unless a viable option comes up in the market. To each his own. I enjoy reading both perspectives
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