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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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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
That's odd. I don't know of a single truck stop around here that doesn't have it. I'm talking MO, OK, KS, AR, IA, NE..... Have you checked truck stops? You can't just walk up to the pump and pay, but you go inside and tell them you need to fill up your DEF tank and you just prepay.
That's odd. I don't know of a single truck stop around here that doesn't have it. I'm talking MO, OK, KS, AR, IA, NE..... Have you checked truck stops? You can't just walk up to the pump and pay, but you go inside and tell them you need to fill up your DEF tank and you just prepay.
I’ll have to check it out. I don’t usually get fuel at the truck stops because their prices are typically 20 cents higher per gallon than the regular stations.
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