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i almost sold my truck due to fuel prices. It would have been at a significant loss and i decided i couldnt do it. I like driving it too much... With that said i need to make the MPG better.
I have a stock 6.7l and am not a diesel mechanic. I have read about dpf deletes and egr deletes but am confused.

What are the best, cheapest ways to increase fuel mileage. (besides a light foot). Please be specific and include prices. Thanks!!
 

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A lot of people have claimed 4 to 5 extra MPG by taking off the DPF. And the egg under the gas pedal mod always helps out.
 

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A lot of people have claimed 4 to 5 extra MPG by taking off the DPF. And the egg under the gas pedal mod always helps out.
The egg LOL!! Thanks. Can i just have someone build me a cheap straight exhaust or is it more complicated then that?
 

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I almost did...infact, Im still thinking about it. If fuel keeps going up, I dont know what any of us are going to do.
 

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The DPF makes it more complicated than a simple straight pipe install. You also will need some type of programmer to clear the codes. Seems most guys are getting big mileage gains with these though.
 

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Sell the 6.7 and buy and older 12v and run Vegie oil or wmo. Then you will have great mileage and cheap fuel.
 

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Id sell my 6.7 if I could, instead I bought a Toyota Corolla for my daily driver. My car payment is more than $200. less than I was spending on fuel. Instead of smoke for money, I have a car. I now have a 7000 lb lawn ornament.
 

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look into a H&S 4" delete pipe as well as the Downpipe. Swap those 2 things out, get some blockoff plated from K2 for the EGR and then from there you can either buy a cheap code reader from NAPA or whatever, or purchase the Edge Juice w/ Attitude and use it to help MPGs and Clear Codes. Both the Edge and DPF delete are gonna set you back about $1400 depending on the deals you can find.
 

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OK. So 4"delete for the exhaust plus egr delete. Do i NEED a programmer at this point? Do the kits come with some kinda of box that fools the ecu into thinking the DPF is still intact?

Is There a programmer that gets 3or4 mpg by itself?
 

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Just be aware that, depending on where you live and if the government does a smog check of your truck it will likely not pass. And removing all that stuff is technically against Federal laws for tampering with federally mandated emissions equipment. All of which can void your factory warranty to boot. Any more negatives?
 

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Be patient, fuel prices will come down!
 

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I don't want to turn this into a political thread but I agree with the previous two posts. I thinks the world is tired of Bush and we're paying for it.

sorry didn't mean to hijack
 

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I hope you guys are right...

What about just a programmer? Is there one that substantially increases fuel mileage?
 

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I would have to say there isn't a programmer that will substantially increase mileage unless you do a DPF Delete. Until that's gone you won't be able to see gains that you're after. JMO.
 

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Be patient, fuel prices will come down!
What rock are you and everyone else who thinks like this living under?? :lol3:

I've been on this earth 45 years as of this August, and NOT ONCE has the cost of fuel DECLINED!!!

Furthermore, I GUARANTEE you if the price does go down, It'll be WAY too late for you to afford to pay for it.

You do NOT want to know what it'll take for this economy to reset itself.

If it's mild, the media will call it a "Soft" term, like "Recession" ...

Ladies and Gentlemen: WEAK THINKING LEADS TO A WEAK AMERICA!

But don't listen to me, I'm just some Nut on the internet... :thumbsup
 

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What rock are you and everyone else who thinks like this living under?? :lol3:

I've been on this earth 45 years as of this August, and NOT ONCE has the cost of fuel DECLINED!!!

Furthermore, I GUARANTEE you if the price does go down, It'll be WAY too late for you to afford to pay for it.

You do NOT want to know what it'll take for this economy to reset itself.

If it's mild, the media will call it a "Soft" term, like "Recession" ...

Ladies and Gentlemen: WEAK THINKING LEADS TO A WEAK AMERICA!

But don't listen to me, I'm just some Nut on the internet... :thumbsup
I wasn't going to listen to you anyway.


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I've been on this earth 45 years as of this August, and NOT ONCE has the cost of fuel DECLINED!!!

Furthermore, I GUARANTEE you if the price does go down, It'll be WAY too late for you to afford to pay for it.


But don't listen to me, I'm just some Nut on the internet... :thumbsup
I am younger than you and can remember the Jimmy ( Mr. Peanut) Carter era when we had rationing and high fuel prices . Reagan came in and the fuel prices dropped like a rock since OPEC knew he would not hesitate taking them on.

You can thank the current situation on Libs who have crippled this country's energy policy for the last 30 years preventing us from using Nukes which would free up Natural Gas for use as a clean motor fuel and from developing our own oil resources while China is within sight of Miami drilling away. :thumbsup

 

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I wasn't going to listen to you anyway.


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Cool.

You posted a graph with gasoline prices on it, and some trends.(Which support my arguement) AND it actually takes into account inflation, by referencing Today's Dollars!

That's nice. :thumbsup

Nevermind we're talking about Diesel here, which USED to be cheaper than gas. (About 1/3 the cost, actually) It is just a byproduct, after all. But so is plastic. Go figure.

I'm willing to accept that the diesel price will come down with the gas price.

So, when do you expect the prices to go back down, to let's say, $1.75-$2.00 per gallon?? And when it does, will we be in a "Recession"?

Yup.

THAT makes it more affordable.


Do you EVER actually expect to pay $2.00 a gallon for diesel AGAIN, while making a decent wage Or even working ?

Seriously.:rolleyes:
 

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I wasn't going to listen to you anyway.


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Ummmmmhhhhhh....Yaaaahhhhhhh......do cummins run on gas now?:lol3:
 
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