Not to mention the plastic for distribution...We are such a visual society if it looks like a good idea we buy into it. Crap we elect people not based on qualifications but looks.
Yes the Air looks cleaner, but is it better for the Environment?
Everyone talks about cleaner Air and Low Carbon foot print.
If you take into account the extra fuel, Air, Def Fluid used, plus the CO2 produced, is the carbon foot print larger.
Just like Ethanol yes you can lower emissions but at what cost? How much energy does it take to produce Ethanol?
It all depends on what your using the truck for? Hauling Delete the DPF ASAP, everyday driving keep it.
Delete the DPF you will love the towing ability.
I'd like to hear others thoughts also.I just want to know if the DPF delete, exhaust, and getting rid of the DEF fluid is the right thing to do. I have a 2012 6.7 and i love the truck, and i have not had any issues up to the 61k that i have on it now. I'm weary of what will happen at 100k as i had a ton of issues with a 6.0 at that mileage. I like the idea of getting rid of the DEF and doing a programmer of some type, but only to increase the life of the motor. If the motors are built with these things on them, is it best to keep them on the motor? Ford House mechanics are going to do what keeps them in business and out of trouble, and a performance house is going to try and change everything you have to make a sale. I just want a straight pro and con perspective from someone that knows and understands the ins and outs of the 6.7 and what altering the motor could potentially do....both good and bad. I just want what is best solution for my motor platform to get the most time out of it! For me, they are too damn expensive to buy a new one every year or two!
I thought I'd chime in on biodiesel and the 6.7. I've been running 100% biodiesel in my 2011 F250 for 12,000 miles. Ever since I bought it. It has 43,000 miles on it now. I'm so impressed with this truck. It's rated for 20% biodiesel, and I'm sure Ford over engineered everything when they designed and built this motor. It's never missed a beat. It regens less with biodiesel. I change oil every 5,000 miles. I let the oil sit for a week to see if there was any fuel dilution and there was no biodiesel that settled on top of the oil. I also change fuel filters and carefully inspected the one I could inspect from the rail. No separation of the filter media from the housing. The adhesive or glue Ford uses holds up completely fine to biodiesel. I make the biodiesel myself and am anal about the quality of my fuel as I sell the excess fuel to other diesel owners and friends. I put a dose of Lucas fuel injector cleaner and conditioner in every batch. As well as a winter additive to combat any gelling in colder temps for winter. I too am looking into getting a DPF delete to save the motor any regen cycle. Not sure if I should, if I need to change the exhaust, or leave it stock. Power train warranty is up at 50,000 miles as far as I know. Not 100,000 like previous power strokes. Or am I missing something?
3yr/36k bumper to bumperFord Doctor, thanks for the response. And after your post, I'm going to leave it on then. Especially since it's doing so well. So, what warranty stops at 50,000 miles? the bumper to bumper ended at 36,000 miles. Then something else stops at 50,000 miles. Or am I mistaken? Thanks again.