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Help, plugged DPF.

Guys any input would be greatly appreciated. I have a '08 6.7, 6 spd auto truck. Yesterday on the way home from a fishing trip started running ruff at low speed. Talked to my mechanic and he figgures my DPF is probably sooted up. He told me to take it to the dealer. New DPf is $2,500 installed. So i guess it is time to do a DPF delete. I am not looking for any thing much beyond stock. I love the way this truck runs (when right). I am way past warranty so no worries there. What do you recommend, which is easiest to install, should I do anything esle while I am at it? Thanks in advance.
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Guys any input would be greatly appreciated. I have a '08 6.7, 6 spd auto truck. Yesterday on the way home from a fishing trip started running ruff at low speed. Talked to my mechanic and he figgures my DPF is probably sooted up. He told me to take it to the dealer. New DPf is $2,500 installed. So i guess it is time to do a DPF delete. I am not looking for any thing much beyond stock. I love the way this truck runs (when right). I am way past warranty so no worries there. What do you recommend, which is easiest to install, should I do anything esle while I am at it? Thanks in advance.
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First of all is your overhead message center showing a warning for a plugged dpf? If it is plugging it show a warning of "80% plugged" or say "plugged dpf". Next check for codes to eliminated other possible issues. then you can make up yor mind.

Do you drive it hard? These trucks must be worked hard to prevent dpf plugging and they hate easy and/or stop and go traffic, sure recipe for plugging dpf.

I have 83,000 miles on my 07, completely stock and never had a plugged dpf or even a warning. Good luck

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Mike gave some good info there.

As far as deletes go:

You can do a TBE or just a pipe in place of the DPF. To clear codes you need to run a Tuner like Smarty or Smarty Jr. or any of the HS tuners. Also if you delete get rid of the EGR as it is the problem, not so much the DPF. Let us know what your looking for and that will help as to which route you go for deletes.

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Thanks guys. I talked to my mechanic this morning and he is the one who told me it was probably the dpf. As I was leaving his shop my oh console told me my system needed to regen. So i went for a 45 minute drive. That did not help but for just about 5 minutes. I had 1 guy suggest I change the fuel filter first as that may be the problem. The filter has less than 5,000 miles but may have got some dirty fuel. Either way I am going to get rid of the emmision control crud. I am not looking for a lot of hp gain just a good running engine that will last worry free for many many more miles. I put a lot of miles on a year (50k+) so need something that will take care of me. I am a firm believer in the dodge line. I drive the pudding out of my truck. Been dirving diesel trucks before they were cool. Thanks again, any other info you can offer will be appreciated.
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4 or 5 in TBE ( 5in sounds great but 4 will work)

Smarty Jr or H S mini max.
And of course EGR Delete

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4 or 5 in TBE ( 5in sounds great but 4 will work)

Smarty Jr or H S mini max.
And of course EGR Delete
Just wanna say everyone has given you great info. If your wanting to completly get rid of the EPA bs under your truck. I would def get ahold of a vendor on here and tell them wat you want. As far as tuners go well im kinda biased have tried Smarty to much timing rattle and from alot of others HG like to go soon there after if you like to play , [email protected] is hands down IMHO the best tuner out there right now for the money you have a stock file you can run 60, 120, 175, 225, and a assortment of custom tunes for more power wit the supporting mods. Neel has had great luck wit his Smarty. Im currently at 82k and have been tuned and deleted since 20k and have had ZERO visits to the dealership besides the pesky u joint here and there and tires im happy as a pig in ****. Oh one more thing i would honestly consider deleting the EGR Cooler as well just for good measure cause once you delete the EGR the Cooler is just added weight and an eye sore and you can find block off plates and all the hardware for under $50 Good luck in whatever decision you make we wanna know which route you take

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the info. Looks like my problem is dirty fuel that is cloging my filter. So as soon as I get that fixed, I am gonna remove all the emmissions crud. I am leaning towards the H&S tuner. I hear alot of good things form everyone on this tuner. And I think I am goning to just remove to goods from inside the 2 parts in the exhaust so the truck will look stock from a visual standpoint. Along with the egr. I will keep you guys posted and updated. Lee
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OK guys, I just installed the Juice by Edge and did a DPF delete. My truck was really getting nasty after 109k miles. I talked to you guys and did some research and went with the edge product. So far so good. Truck is running better now than ever. Every mechanic I talked to told me the stock DPF was only rated for approximately 100,000 miles. If you have not priced one of those things be prepared. I cleaned out my existing cat and dpf so my truck looks stock if you look under it. I appreciate all the advice I got on here. Thanks guys. Lee
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OK guys, I just installed the Juice by Edge and did a DPF delete. My truck was really getting nasty after 109k miles. I talked to you guys and did some research and went with the edge product. So far so good. Truck is running better now than ever. Every mechanic I talked to told me the stock DPF was only rated for approximately 100,000 miles. If you have not priced one of those things be prepared. I cleaned out my existing cat and dpf so my truck looks stock if you look under it. I appreciate all the advice I got on here. Thanks guys. Lee
How did you clean out the cat and dpf?
When cats first came out in the 70's the were filled with pellets. To empty it out all you had to do was pull the plug and shake out the pellets and reinstall plug and it looked stock.

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I took out the cat and dpf. They both contain the same looking ceramic stuff. I took a long piece of steel and a hammer and just started pounding. It takes a little bit of sweat but you will slowly get a hole all the way through and then it gets easier. One word of caution, there is a layer of some non-flamable material between the ceramic and the steel outer layer. I would not breathe that if you can avoid it. Took me about 30 minutes to complete each one. Do this on a piece of wood so as to not mess up the flange. Lee
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