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Old 09-29-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
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That's why you delete and tune
Do it if you wish. I prefer to have the factory warranty on the engine intact. Your money - your choice.

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #16
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From my discussions with dealer mechanics, they are getting to be more and more hard line on any engine tuning and the newer computers tattle when you have done a tune and tried to remove it for a trip to the dealer.

With all of the integrated controls on the engines with the tow/haul. engine braking and such, I would not try a tune or chip. On the older engines, yes, you can do it. But with the new engines, not worth the cost.

My truck is 400 HP and 800 lb-ft of torque from the factory and does an awesome job of towing.

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Most warranties allow extended oil change intervals(xOCI) when done in conjuction w/used oil analysis(UOA).

We've been running synthetic motor oil and doing xOCI in conjuction w/UOA on our gasoline powered daily drivers for yrs.

Here is a rough $ estimate on vehicles like ours. Oil and filter is changed by a DIYer.

Dino Oil: Vehicle is driven 15k miles/yr, 5 qts @ $3.50/qt=$17, plus 1 oil filter @ $5.50 ea. Do this 5 times a yr = $115/yr.

Synthetic Oil: Same # of miles per yr, 5 qts @ $9.50/qt=$47.50, plus 1 $16.50 oil filter, plus a $25 UOA, do this 1 time a yr = $89
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There's lots of stuff against the law. No muffler, cat delete, speeding, weight laws, etc. . . .
On a brand new truck, I wouldn't tune it just cause of all the warranties until the truck had been out a while and had been cleaned up as far as production.
But on an older truck, even still in warranty a little bit, you bet it's all coming off. ESPECIALLY the DPF/regen cycle. Which, once that's gone and you don't have fuel dilution in your oil, synthetic would be worth it.
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I have a business acquaintance that has a fleet of 10 not so new work pickup trucks. I showed him how to save downtime and $ by using synthetic oil w/UOA and xOCI.
BUT, he has one newer 6.4 Ltr diesel Ford that destroys any oil quickly because of fuel dilution. It actually makes oil. Yes, the crankcase gets fuller with time. The warranty requires oil changes no longer than every 500 hrs. He has been changing it every 250hrs then it gets noisy and/or has oil pressure issues. I couldn't help him with that POS.

You won't catch me buying a late model(07 or later) diesel in anything. Not until the warranty has expired, then I'd be deleting everything and putting a performance tune on it, if it already hadn't been done by the previous owner(s).

In TX, pickup trucks rule, and the undoing of all this mess is a huge industry. There's not many muffler/egr/def police running around here.
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