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I've also put on 80,000 kms since my EGR delete and GDE Hot Tune. Truck has run great and problem free. No CEL's since and I even ran our frigid Canadian winter without my front grill cover. I change the oil every 10k kms or 6200 miles and I've noticed that my oil is getting cleaner with every oil change since the delete.When I checked the dipstick today the oil is almost completely golden after 6500 kms. I now have 180,000 on my 2016.
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For now just the GDE tune with egr shut off. I was gonna delete egr but had new one installed under aem extended warranty. What delete kit did you buy ? I figured in the future I'd do egr and dpf delete with off road tune.
 

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save yourself some work GRIFF4 ,
no real benefit from removing DPF once you get the Hot tune , same fuel economy reported .
From now on , if you want , you can put distilled water in your DEF tank instead of DEF
the Hot tune is ready/compatible with that too , all depends on your location ,
you do not want water in tank in winter temperatures .
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the GDE OFF ROAD tune is an option when DOC/DPF combo goes bad ,
with 7 times less regens now that you have the Hot tune , that DPF should last a long time
without causing troubles , and you can feel like you are doing your part in anti-pollution
with the exhaust components in place . less smell too.

if one day you need to remove the EGR cooler ,
sasquatch stage 2 not sold anymore ,
CFT performance sells a good one : http://cftperformance.com/ram-and-grand-cherokee-eco-diesel-egr-solution-kit/
and there is a new one available , looks very good : https://noecodelete.com/product/no-eco-egr-delete-kit/

and a little thread I worked on earlier with Ecosparky and others : https://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/diy-how-section/57058-egr-cooler-stage-2-delete-instructions.html
 

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He just got the tune ..after not being satisfied with post AEM behavior .
He joined in June 2019 , but he is catching up real quick .<img src="http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
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Steve , I remember when you showed up on that EGR delete thread ....
post #76 in here : https://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-general-discussion/45777-egr-delete-questions-4.html
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180,000 KM , and golden oil after 6500 KM , Niiiice ,,,,,.
Hey Mike. Yes the time flies and the miles rack up fast.

For now just the GDE tune with egr shut off. I was gonna delete egr but had new one installed under aem extended warranty. What delete kit did you buy ? I figured in the future I'd do egr and dpf delete with off road tune.
I used the now defunct Sasquatch Kit.
 

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save yourself some work GRIFF4 ,
no real benefit from removing DPF once you get the Hot tune , same fuel economy reported .
From now on , if you want , you can put distilled water in your DEF tank instead of DEF
the Hot tune is ready/compatible with that too , all depends on your location ,
you do not want water in tank in winter temperatures .
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the GDE OFF ROAD tune is an option when DOC/DPF combo goes bad ,
with 7 times less regens now that you have the Hot tune , that DPF should last a long time
without causing troubles , and you can feel like you are doing your part in anti-pollution
with the exhaust components in place . less smell too.
Exactly. I run distilled through late spring to early fall then switch back to def.
 

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Exactly. I run distilled through late spring to early fall then switch back to def.
Well thats good to hear. Saves some money and time without having to dump the dpf. As far as def use. I live in Mn so it gets pretty cold but I see you two are in Canada so I am pretty sure you know what your talking about when it comes to the cold. Lol
 

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save yourself some work GRIFF4 ,
no real benefit from removing DPF once you get the Hot tune , same fuel economy reported .
From now on , if you want , you can put distilled water in your DEF tank instead of DEF
the Hot tune is ready/compatible with that too , all depends on your location ,
you do not want water in tank in winter temperatures .
..
the GDE OFF ROAD tune is an option when DOC/DPF combo goes bad ,
with 7 times less regens now that you have the Hot tune , that DPF should last a long time
without causing troubles , and you can feel like you are doing your part in anti-pollution
with the exhaust components in place . less smell too.

if one day you need to remove the EGR cooler ,
sasquatch stage 2 not sold anymore ,
CFT performance sells a good one : Ram, and Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel EGR Solution kit - CFT Performance INC.
and there is a new one available , looks very good : https://noecodelete.com/product/no-eco-egr-delete-kit/

and a little thread I worked on earlier with Ecosparky and others : https://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/diy-how-section/57058-egr-cooler-stage-2-delete-instructions.html
Can someone explain why DEF is no longer needed with the Hot Tune?
 

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because the data sent by the sensors in the DEF tank , used by the ECM , have acceptable parameters in
the stock tune , those parameters in the GDE HOT tune are different ,
they are modified in a way that the ECM no longer throws a CEL if it does not like the chemistry of the DEF used .
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If you are in Hawaii , you don't have to worry about freezing of the distilled water , lucky you :).
 

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I even ran regular water. No issues but like the idea of distilled water to leave no residue.

Man this motor would literally have few to no issues if there were no emission controls. Good to read.
 

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Aside from not having to pay for DEF, what is the advantage of running water in the DEF tank?
Since the truck might use less DEF, you’d have less of a chance of DEF crystallizing in the tank?

Just a thought. I’ve not put one drop in the def tank of my truck, thankfully (SCR/DPF Delete). I’d like to figure out something I could do with the tank though...
 
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