EcoDiesel DPF Problems and Questions

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Diesel30

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So, as we all know the latest diesels all have DPF's and UREA injection to keep emissions down. I know from friends that drive the other diesels that have these some have removed them for better fuel mileage. How will that work with the ecodiesel? Will they be the same? Google brings up a lot of problems with dpf, including fires.. id rather not burn the truck down with one.
 

Bigfoot

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Dealer's choice but removing the emission systems seems more about making a political statement than in actually improving mileage or safety. There are few reports of fires caused by DPF systems and those tend to involve poor fuel quality and lack of maintenance. The gains will be small unless the engine is also modified which may be difficult outside of a full shop. There are many disadvantages--pollution, warranty, inspections, faulty modifications--that make this a poor choice.
 

DieselDude

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Pollution? I thought diesel emissions is cleaner than gas??
 

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Dealer's choice but removing the emission systems seems more about making a political statement than in actually improving mileage or safety. There are few reports of fires caused by DPF systems and those tend to involve poor fuel quality and lack of maintenance. The gains will be small unless the engine is also modified which may be difficult outside of a full shop. There are many disadvantages--pollution, warranty, inspections, faulty modifications--that make this a poor choice.
I can disagree about the political statement. My Duramax does so much better WITHOUT a DPF rather than with one. I'm saying it's right to remove it, but anyone can agree the longevity will be increased with the DPF/EGR removed.
 

Bigfoot

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I can disagree about the political statement. My Duramax does so much better WITHOUT a DPF rather than with one. I'm saying it's right to remove it, but anyone can agree the longevity will be increased with the DPF/EGR removed.
Longevity of the truck or people? Diesel exhaust sans the pollution systems causes cancer among other things. Not to mention our planet's health from the nitrogen oxides produced.

What year Duramax do you have? Early pollution systems and engine designs were not as good as today. And systems from all years require consistent maintenance.
 

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Longevity of the truck or people? Diesel exhaust sans the pollution systems causes cancer among other things. Not to mention our planet's health from the nitrogen oxides produced.

What year Duramax do you have? Early pollution systems and engine designs were not as good as today. And systems from all years require consistent maintenance.
2011.

I agree all systems do, but on the Duramax specifically (actually the Dodge & Ford's also) it's been proven time and time again the DPF's get clogged and used up. The EGR tube also is a big complaint. I do hope a few years down the road with 100K + and more we don't see the same problems with these also.
 

RamDiesel4

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I'm sure a lot of focus was put into the DPF's and Urea systems as not exactly "new" technology now. They've been in use since 07 on light duty trucks so a lot has been taken from that. Lets hope I'm right though.