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Since I purchased my 2017 CTD at the end of March, I've experienced 5 CEL's associated with random misfires and ...


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Old 06-28-2017, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Since I purchased my 2017 CTD at the end of March, I've experienced 5 CEL's associated with random misfires and DPF regen failures. In one case the vehicle went into limp mode while on a road trip and left me on the side of the road awaiting road service.

After a cool down and clearing that specific code, I was back on the road and had no further issues until another random misfire code popped up 200+ miles later.

The analysis by several dealer technicians over a series of visits and code clearing has been inconclusive and no root cause has been found however the techs consensus was the DPF system has an intermittent fault. My neighbor had the same problem after buying his truck new in 2016.

So, it is time for a change related to the DPF system, specifically, removing the system.

This Friday I will turn the truck over to the shop for a DPF system removal, EGR cooler and throttle valve delete with new turbo back piping to the stock muffler, a custom tune and some transmission tuning as well.

I'll let ya know how it goes.


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This emissions crap is an utter boondoggle. On the other hand, she'll be BEASTLY after proper tuning!
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Yea, the transmission tuning alone makes a huge difference; especially for us folks with forced induction!


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nice, i thought I was going to see that you were trading the truck in for a prius
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nice, i thought I was going to see that you were trading the truck in for a prius


Not a chance, bud. No chance whatsoever.
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That's step one on any DPF truck.... This si also why I will never buy another CTD again..... Damn California and their smog BS has polluted the whole industry...

It's amazing the truck that will be once the delete is done. I did this delete and such on a truck I rebuilt for someone years ago.... Ran like a raped ape and fuel mileage increase by almost 2x the baseline.... this truck was also on 36x15.5 tires and still got 16-17mpg.. You will love this change


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I really like the changes made to the neighbors truck and I am looking forward to that first drive!

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Truck went into the shop last night and they are workin on it.
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Looking forward to hearing the results--Good Luck
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Thanks, Jay.

Before I dropped it off at the shop I did a short stock cold start vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfMpXK8XRYA


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