Non-deleted and over 100,000 miles?

Non-deleted and over 100,000 miles?

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    Non-deleted and over 100,000 miles?

    Please post if you do a lot of towing on a non-deleted Ecodiesel and have over 100,000 miles on the engine. I do a lot of towing and have hit the 70,000 mile mark, I'm wondering how much soot buildup is inside this engine and what problems I might have in the near future. Any feedback on non-deleted trucks would be appreciated. Just for fun, you get to see what I've been towing. So far, I've towed through 17 states.

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    I’d say if you’ve made it that far you’ve got a good one. Needless to say, it’s kind of like clockwork, but GDE, does wonders. You’re leaving your emissions intact so everything is still there, it can last a surprisingly long time.
    Not sure if you’re running 100% biodiesel or not, but I’m unaware how that affects modern emissions systems.


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    What MPG are you getting towing?? I’m getting an ED especially for Towing a 7x14 cargo trailer...TIA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcat67 View Post
    I’d say if you’ve made it that far you’ve got a good one. Needless to say, it’s kind of like clockwork, but GDE, does wonders. You’re leaving your emissions intact so everything is still there, it can last a surprisingly long time.
    Not sure if you’re running 100% biodiesel or not, but I’m unaware how that affects modern emissions systems.
    I fill-up with a minimum of B5 with every tank. Sometimes I get B10, B15, or B20 during the summer months.

    I would get the GDE tune, but I'm going to sell or trade the Ecodiesel for a Cummins eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    What MPG are you getting towing?? I’m getting an ED especially for Towing a 7x14 cargo trailer...TIA!!
    To be honest with you, I really don't know. I will hand-calculate and post the results in a few weeks.
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    I'm almost to 80k with my 2016 and do a lot of towing. 30' toy hauler with an average weight around 8-8500 lbs. I'm not deleted but I do have the GDE hot tune (since 457mi).

    What exactly do you mean by 'deleted'? Most think of it as deleting the exhaust emissions. Some mistakenly think of it as simply turning off the EGR. Large difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    What exactly do you mean by 'deleted'? Most think of it as deleting the exhaust emissions. Some mistakenly think of it as simply turning off the EGR. Large difference.
    Yeah, I should have been more clear. I'm wanting to know if anyone who does a lot of towing has a bone stock Ecodiesel (not tuned and not deleted) with 100,000+ miles on their truck. If so, I want to know what their experiences have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    I'm almost to 80k with my 2016 and do a lot of towing. 30' toy hauler with an average weight around 8-8500 lbs. I'm not deleted but I do have the GDE hot tune (since 457mi).
    That's a good load for the Ecodiesel. Our travel trailer, when loaded, weighs between 7,000 and 7,500 lbs, which is near its max capacity. It gets pretty hot on long hills and mountain passes. The GDE hot tune is the way to go if anyone is planning to keep their Ecodiesel long-term.
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    Three that I know personally. First was Steve that had 213,000 on his bone stock ED transporting Airstreams before health issues retired his driving and he sold the truck. 2nd was my son Gabriel that drove a bone stock company Ecodiesel used as an oversize load pilot truck that also typically carried 1,000 pounds in the bed from 100 gallon diesel tank & pump tools chain bindings cones etc for a little over 200,000 miles before the company sold and he left. 3rd is buddy James who is right at 200,000 on his box stock Ecodiesel also transporting Airstreams. He is going to get GDE tuned ASAP past the AEM.

    PS you know where I have the most heat issue in the US. Not the hottest or steepest climb but going west on I40 through New Mexico. I think it’s a combination of a couple things. Climbing long slight grade at speed into wind & heat. It sneaks up on me there. Especially if I’m running cruise & not watching. Don’t forget Bounty has the added advantage of the aftermarket oil cooler.

    The two biggest keys IMO At speed (anything over 65) and into sometimes relentless headwind. . Oh and that TH is a parachute worse than a box TT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VernDiesel View Post
    Three that I know personally. First was Steve that had 213,000 on his bone stock ED transporting Airstreams before health issues retired his driving and he sold the truck. 2nd was my son Gabriel that drove a bone stock company Ecodiesel used as an oversize load pilot truck that also typically carried 1,000 pounds in the bed from 100 gallon diesel tank & pump tools chain bindings cones etc for a little over 200,000 miles before the company sold and he left. 3rd is buddy James who is right at 200,000 on his box stock Ecodiesel also transporting Airstreams. He is going to get GDE tuned ASAP past the AEM.

    PS you know where I have the most heat issue in the US. Not the hottest or steepest climb but going west on I40 through New Mexico. I think it’s a combination of a couple things. Climbing long slight grade at speed into wind & heat. It sneaks up on me there. Especially if I’m running cruise & not watching. Don’t forget Bounty has the added advantage of the aftermarket oil cooler.
    Good info, Vern! This gives me a little bit of hope!

    Since I live right off I-40 in New Mexico, you can imagine how often I drive it. I had the engine detune going over wolf creek pass due to excessive heat, but that's the only time I've had the engine detune. I also have the Big Horn grille, which I've been told is a little more restrictive.
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