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Old 06-28-2011, 09:07 PM
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True, it would not pass emissions testing. I am not sure about where you are but here, if they check the lights, you have just received an inspection. Especially on a newer vehicle.

Now, my question to you...how are you getting 20 MPG? what gear ratio does it have? 3:42?
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Hey Stangshcky12. I guess it's just a matter of taking it to the right place. When I do the delete, I'll look for an inspection shop with a blind inspector. HaHa.

Hey Farmall. I'm getting about 21 to 22 mpg on the highway unloaded. It has the 3:42 rear gears. That beats that whimpy chevy 1500 with 5.3 gaser and 3:42s that I had. It would only get 16mpg on the highway unloaded.
Average economy, I'm not sure of. I usually don't look at the mpg unless it is on trips of at least 100 miles.

Has anyone had a problem with emissions and/or inspections? What did you do to get around it?

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I bought my truck from texas and drove it home 1300 miles. I got 14 MPG. I drove it today for the first time since the DPF delete. It was on a short trip but I did see a slight increase according to the digital meter. But... after 40 miles, the check engine light came on. It has been started several more times today but it didn't come back on. I think i am going to fill it up, run a tank out unloaded and see what I come up with, meter and actual at the pump.
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True, it would not pass emissions testing. I am not sure about where you are but here, if they check the lights, you have just received an inspection. Especially on a newer vehicle.

Now, my question to you...how are you getting 20 MPG? what gear ratio does it have? 3:42?
Because of the DPF delete. Not only does the truck run ALOT better and more efficient, your not pouring raw diesel fuel into the filter as a catalyst to burn it out. (It can use something like 5 gallons at a time I think)
Not my truck but I think it has 3:55s in it.
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Because of the DPF delete. Not only does the truck run ALOT better and more efficient, your not pouring raw diesel fuel into the filter as a catalyst to burn it out. (It can use something like 5 gallons at a time I think)
Not my truck but I think it has 3:55s in it.
I have no deletes on my truck. It is all factory stock except for the AFE filter and added CAI tube to the bottom of the stock intake box.

I have the 6 speed automatic with 3:42 gears, and it looks like an average (city and highway) of slightly over 17 mpg.

You know, if I can add 2-5 mpg (that they claim) with every engine mod I do, I will eventually get 30 mpg. LOL!
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30 MPG sounds like a plan to me! If I could see 18 or 19, i would be tickled. I feel a little bit better with this 16 but would really like to see more.
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30 MPG sounds like a plan to me! If I could see 18 or 19, i would be tickled. I feel a little bit better with this 16 but would really like to see more.
Farmall, I tell ya, I love this truck and it's mpg. I traded in a '09 chevy 1500 crew cab with 5.3 (SUCKS) and 3:42 gearing. My average mpg (city and highway) was about 14 mpg on a good day). Then I changed to 4:10 gearing and it went up to 15.5 mpg. Had a 33 ft ultralite rv trailer (bumper hitch) and only got about 7-8 mpg. And the dang downshifting on every little hill. Drove me nuts. Now I have a 37 ft 5th wheel rv, and the BIG RAM pulls with no problem. I just get up to the speed I want, and set the cruise. Best truck I have ever owned. And seems to get the upwards of 12 mpg pulling the rv.
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This question might seem a little dumb to a lot of you but...since I put the delete on, get a little bit of blacksmoke on acceleration. When I really put it to the floor, it leaves a huge cloud. What is this smoke? Is it unburned fuel? Is it an indication of anything? I am wondering if I am not getting enough air coming in or something.
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This question might seem a little dumb to a lot of you but...since I put the delete on, get a little bit of blacksmoke on acceleration. When I really put it to the floor, it leaves a huge cloud. What is this smoke? Is it unburned fuel? Is it an indication of anything? I am wondering if I am not getting enough air coming in or something.
Thats how real diesel exhaust should be. Its just unburnt fuel. When you put it to the floor you put more fuel into the cylinder then the turbo can put air. Once your truck spools it goes away right? The only thing about blowing black smoke like that is you have to watch your EGT (exhaust gas temperatures). Nothing wrong with rolling coal
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How do I watch my EGTs? What is the high limit? what do I do if they are too high?
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