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Old 02-18-2016, 10:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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They are failure prone and can be very expensive to repair as in labor hours and parts cost. EGR heat exchanges on ford are very well known for cracking then causing some exhaust and coolant to swap places.

One person I work with has a 2011 Cummins and is claiming that an egr and dpf delete, different injector timing and bigger straight pipe exhaust took him from 17mpg to 25mpg on his 35 mile drive to and from work every day.
There are also plenty of tails of 2007.5 trucks doubling fuel economy after an emission delete and reprogram.
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