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Tired of EGR Codes...whats the most economical fix?

So I have a 2012 Ram 6.7. I have 110,000 miles on it now and I'm tired of all the check engine lights and codes that I get due to the egr system. I'm not looking for loads of power and I'm not looking for loud exhaust. My fuel mileage has went from about 16-17 back at 95,000 miles all the way down to about 11 most of the time now. Just wondering what the cheapest way and most economical way to fix this is. I have done some reading on deletes but there is so much stuff out there its a bit overwhelming. Like I said..I just want to get rid of all the check engine lights I always get and get a little bit of my mileage back. Everything on this pickup is stock right now. It did have a egr service performed at about 65,000 miles where they cleaned all the stuff. Nothing has been touched since. Starting to think I just should have kept my 2005 with the 5.9.


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Is your egr valve plugged in?? Little confused what it is your asking?

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Yes its plugged in. What I'm asking is what is the best delete options for my case. Just want better mileage and be good to my motor. Not looking for a tuner with a crazy Larry setting that blows black smoke while idling. Can I do any kind of delete without changing out my stock exhaust? Keep the DPF...get rid of the DPF? I'm not new to the diesel world but I have never been one for aftermarket mods so I am new to this part.

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Depending on emission testing in your state is the direction I would go. You can just fix what is wrong so the codes stop popping up. You can also delete everything. I would do the latter and get rid of egr and dpf/nox. You can get a single efi tune to take care of the the tuning and prevent codes from popping. Talk to a few different tuners for prices for a single "stock" delete tune and a delete pipe and just unplug your egr and leave it physically intact. Now you have no emission and are still around stock power level.

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You can also get a raceme or h&s race tuner. The h&s can be pricey as they are used and the company that made them is no more. Don't know much about raceme but they seem popular. So search them all and see which fits you best. Also call a few efi tuners to get prices.

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Thanks. I'll do some more checking into that.
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