I have researched this option a lot as I will likely be deleting once my warranty is up. That said it's not too bad tracking your exhaust filter status % on the screen, and then making sure that if one starts, you let it complete. In the end, you just want to make sure you don't get suck in the regen loop where you're not cleaning it out fully all the time (i'm sure you've seen the "stuck in regen" thread. Ford has even decided to hide this from the display as they don't consider it critical for drivers to know. Lots of us track this however just so that we're ensuring full regens are completed fairly regularly.Hi, I am considering buying a 2019 F150 XLT with a 3.0 with about 32,000 miles on it. I'm currently researching as much as I can about the 3.0 before I pull the trigger. One of my concerns is that I live about 3 miles from a small town and I do probably 50-70% of my driving in short distances (less than 10 miles one way) and I have been reading all the regen threads. My head is kind of spinning wondering if all this regen stuff is going to be a big headache for me? I work as a crop consultant in ND, so in the summer months I will be hauling around an atv in the back of the pickup and also do some pulling (JD 620 tractor, skid steer, 16' bumper hitch stock trailer w/sheep, etc). I currently have a 2010 F150 with the 5.4 3V that I have been very happy with except for the fuel economy. The 3.0 Powerstroke is really appealing to me for the much improved fuel economy and the towing-friendly torque. I would like to know what could be my options for deleting the DPF? Is it just getting a custom exhaust and tuner? Can we turn off the DPF (and EGR and DEF) with Forscan? I have a '04 F250 6.0 that I do my heavy towing with and am familiar with the simple deletes on those, but was curious how difficult/expensive it would be to delete the DPF in a 3.0? Any advice would be much appreciated as I am dealing on the pickup this week. Thanks.
As for the delete process, the DPF is a physical filter, so you can't just turn it off with forscan, if you did, it would simply plug up, and your truck would slowly die. Good news is that it's fairly easy and cheap to delete. A single tune from a tuner with the gadget runs around 800 CAD, and an exhaust system runs from around 250 CAD to 500 CAD. That said, make sure you check your states emission laws and requirements and consider that in your decision, as well as your warranty. I have 57,000 km on my truck, and have had zero issues with the emissions system, no matter how hard i try and find a problem. So I think ford has figured this out pretty well now.