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Old 12-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #15
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Got my mileage back this is on the same trip towing a 18 ft dovetail equipment trailer empty notice my set cruise speed.

OK how did you get that kind of mileage? I'm only getting 13 highway with my 2015 6.7 CCLB SRW, 10 towing a 35ft 5W.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:37 PM   #16
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I just recently purchased a 2011 F-350 6.7 with 42,000 on her. I knew the original owner who purchased the truck to pull a 5th wheel from Michigan to Florida and that's all it did. He died and the truck became available so I purchased it to also pull a 5th wheel from Michigan to Texas and we are getting ready to embark on our first adventure on Jan 10th. So I didn't have the truck a month and the check engine light came on so I watched it for a day or two and then it went off. No problem right? Well a week later it came on again and then off again and so on and so on. I took the truck to a ford dealer to have them scan the computer and tell me what the problem was, They said that the EGR cooler was plugged and needed to be replaced. Cost $1300.00 and the def tank was also showing alarms in the history suggesting it was beginning to fail with a repair cost of $900.00 I was also told that these trucks will computer disable the truck if the engine light is not addressed within so many miles and I didn't like that. So I looked into a total Def delete with 5 tunes for a cost of $2000.00 and decided to go that route. Mileage has steadily gone up since the delete to about 22Hwy empty and no check engine lights since. As I said getting ready to tow 16,000 down to Texas in another week, I will keep you posted on our success or failure. Additionally, someone else said that these diesels need to be run and I believe he is right, you have to get them up to temperature and breathing like a race horse.
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That's right. Get them to temp and they will purr like a kitten. I'm at 22 empty also, 14 pulling my 9000lb TT through the Carolinas, TN, and GA. I never exceed 65mph. Runs perfect. Zero issues. Runs cool and breathes easy. Ford Master Powerstroke Certified Mechanic deleted DEF and EGR with light tow tune.
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