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Received a letter from Ford telling me that they have requested Allen Park Test Laboratory, in conjunction with Roush Industries to perform an emissions engineering evaluation. They are seeking 2018 3.0L Diesel F-150s specifically. They are offering $200 and will pick up and deliver the vehicle (returning it with washed and vacuumed with a full tank of fuel). While the vehicle is with Roush, they will provide the use of a new model year loaner (no mention of the type of vehicle the loan will be).

A very similar offer came to me when I owned a VW diesel, though that was from CARB and they wanted to ship the vehicle via train to California.

Wondering if anyone else received this letter.


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Very interesting. No I haven’t gotten that letter but it’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds. Sounds like it is not too bad a deal.
 

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My worry would be that they will reflash the ECM. I know that the 2014-16 Ram Ecodiesel owners were offered $3,500 to bring their trucks in for a reflash and an extended warrantee. Very few owners were happy after the reflash.... Otherwise, it sounds ok.
 

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I would take them up on the offer. They will likely just run in on their dyno to see if emissions equipment is performing as expected/promised. A reflash would only come only if vehicles are found to be out of compliance and Ford proposes a remedy that EPA approves.

Transfer-Flow tanks are on sale right now ($850); if you could get one of those in place before it goes in, you potentially could get $250 in free fuel to boot.
 

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This is called "confirmity of production" emission testing. All manufacturers have to do this with federal government. COP testing is common practice, but $200 for renting out your truck is not worth your time most likely, even with a full tank of fuel. FYI, they have to drain your pump fuel and fill with Certification fuel. The cert fuel has higher cetane at roughly 45 and most pump fuel is around 40-42.
 
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