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New intake manifold due to soot and swirl valve. Gde tune next?

insomniac911

New Member
Dec 28, 2022
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Truck Year
2014
Hello. New to the group but I've been reading many post. My 2014 ram 1500 ecodiesel is currently at the dealer getting a new intake manifold replaced due to faulty swirl valve. I assume due to all the soot problems. They also said I need to replace the ECM due to bank 1 faulty reading code (the o2 sensor was already replaced) My truck has 160,000 miles so I am not worried about warranty issues. I opted out of replacing the ECM with the idea that a GDE tune would be better at this point. I thought from the reading here that the GDE tunes bypass the egr. I contacted GDE and they stated that was illegal and thier product "does not" do this. Am I missing something? Did I ask them a question they felt was an EPA test? Would I be right to switch to the GDE tune at this point rather than a dealer installed ECM? Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
139
54
Truck Year
2015
GDE only sells the EPA Compliant Tune. Their old tune disabled the EGR. I have the GDE EPA Compliant tune and love it. I would highly recommend it.
 

ericshup

New Member
Oct 8, 2021
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Truck Year
2015
Same story as the OP, 2015 Ecodiesel 135k miles, and I also just got a new manifold due to the swirl valve. Is the GDE compliant hot tune worth it with 135k already on the odometer?

They have them on sale right now with the transmission tune for $995
 

biodiesel

Active Member
Nov 24, 2020
139
54
Truck Year
2015
Same story as the OP, 2015 Ecodiesel 135k miles, and I also just got a new manifold due to the swirl valve. Is the GDE compliant hot tune worth it with 135k already on the odometer?

They have them on sale right now with the transmission tune for $995

In my opinion, the GDE tune is worth it just for the performance alone. I installed the GDE tune at 93,000 miles (two years ago) and haven't had any issues. The truck runs great, the bump in fuel economy will eventually pay for the tune, and you are getting a much cleaner combustion. It's a win/win.
 
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