To delete or not delete. That is the question

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EcoLeesiel

Member
Oct 2, 2018
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British Columbia
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2015
I deleted soon after I saw what was going back into engine via the EGR tube .....my oil still looks like new after 5000 kms and the truck is just so much more enjoyable to drive.....like day and night difference......more power, better mpg's, no more CEL's, no DEF to deal with and I'm sure there will be more added to this. I am fully deleted with an SFT Stage 2 tune with transmission tune as well but was really satisfied with the Stage 1 as well

Cheers!
 

1shadowsabre

Active Member
Oct 18, 2015
419
132
43
Washington State
Truck Year
2015
It is really not a question, delete if you can!
The merits of just turning off the EGR vs. physically removing the parts are debatable. You will find countless threads and hours of scintillating reading under the Ecodiesel Performance section!
I do not think you will find anyone who regrets it.
 

Green Diesel

Member
Nov 17, 2015
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2014
Truck value drops about $5000 as a very expensive system is being removed from vehicle and this negatively affects resale value. Service is harder to get done as you cannot take it to a dealer for the most part. Can only private sale the vehicle as it is illegal for a dealer to sell a deleted truck. There is no gain in performance or fuel economy by deleting vs. a good emission compliant tune. It will be loader and stink more.
 

EcoLeesiel

Member
Oct 2, 2018
36
20
8
British Columbia
Truck Year
2015
The number 1 reason to tune........

 

1shadowsabre

Active Member
Oct 18, 2015
419
132
43
Washington State
Truck Year
2015
I like the fact that I can install my GDE tune for my “off road” uses 😉😉 and put it back in when I drive on public roads or am looking for dealer service😇!
 

TC Diesel

Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2016
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386
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Blaine
www.tcdiesel.com
Truck Year
2015
Truck value drops about $5000 as a very expensive system is being removed from vehicle and this negatively affects resale value. Service is harder to get done as you cannot take it to a dealer for the most part. Can only private sale the vehicle as it is illegal for a dealer to sell a deleted truck. There is no gain in performance or fuel economy by deleting vs. a good emission compliant tune. It will be loader and stink more.
GDE, when will this be available, these owners are pleading for Help. At this time its delete or risk wallet suck up.
 

Green Diesel

Member
Nov 17, 2015
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2014
GDE, when will this be available, these owners are pleading for Help. At this time its delete or risk wallet suck up.
We just finished the emission certification testing on ecodiesel yesterday. We will have an engine/trans tune combo with OBD flash tool for install available in mid-June. 49-state legal at the moment. CA and CARB have more paperwork and they will be later in the summer.
 

Cj60

New Member
May 8, 2020
28
0
1
Idaho
Truck Year
2015
We just finished the emission certification testing on ecodiesel yesterday. We will have an engine/trans tune combo with OBD flash tool for install available in mid-June. 49-state legal at the moment. CA and CARB have more paperwork and they will be later in the summer.
Since I probably can't "delete" due to my spinal issues, can I just do your tune when available and expect a truck that will last like older diesels do? I'm happy enough with my stock performance and mpg's, I'm just very nervous about it getting so clogged up with the EGR "Tar" that it will either die, catch fire, or both...
 

8v71

Member
Aug 4, 2019
40
15
8
Truck Year
2015
2015 3.0 liter and at 122,000 +- miles did a full delete. I haven't been following this to close lately, but I did today. I did the full delete early 2019 and before I was done I had about 2 grand+ into it. It's a hassle, but I was faced with an out of warranty truck, Def problems, PF and a leaking EGR. There was no sign of a warranty at the time, and the delete was cheaper then the dealer fix. I did the variable tune and that was a waste of money for my situation. I pull to big of load, have to many big hills and in the summer you have cooling troubles of both water and oil when you hit 90+ degrees F. (I still blow and wash out the radiator) That is my take on the higher HP, over stock horsepower. Its not the same for everybody. If the factory fix had been in place at the time I would have waited and took the money. The learning curve to do this was pretty steep at the time, I had a lot of advice from the tuner but no real experience doing the full delete, some of it, I had to do by trial and error.

But If you are inclined, and or/out of warranty, the full delete is the way to go, mileage went up 2.5 mpg, engine is cleaner inside. cleaner oil etc. I would recommend it to anybody, because it made a good pickup great and all my problems went away. I am at 136,000 miles at present. I retired and don't drive as much. As I understand it, finding a tuner that will help you with the full delete, is somewhat of a difficulty now.

What is irritating, is when i removed the EGR, it was just a bolt on piece, or for lack of a better explanation, It's almost like an after thought for the addition of the EGR. Can you imagine, that some regions in the world, VM Moturi dosen't even mount the EGR, Def, CC and PF on this engine!!!! I would love to have one of those engines to swap out. If anybody has any ideas on where to find one, please speak up.