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New 2011 Ford Problem

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by canadiantowman, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    Just thought I would let you guys know my friend has 2 of these new fords with the 6.7 and I think it's the dp filter under the truck has caught on fire twice now. 1 truck wrote off, 2nd truck he pulled over in time to put it out and towed it back to the dealer.
     
  2. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,594

    Not familiar with the DP filter? What is it?
     
  3. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Every new diesel truck has a particle filter on them now, since 08 I think. I would suspect something was touching it or a failure in the fuel line feeding it.
    For some dumb reason they figure injecting diesel into these things to burn off the buildup is a good idea. I would remove it if my truck had one.
     
  4. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    $10,000 fine if caught removing diesel emissions!
     
  5. mrv8outboard

    mrv8outboard Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    There has been some issues with people using had held tuners that can create conditions to cause overheating of the diesel particulate filter.
     
  6. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    If you have one of these trucks w/ the particulate filter you should have received a letter from ford illustrating the possible negative effects of these while regenerating. In that letter it blatently says that during the regenerating process flames can discharge the exhaust in excess of 3 feet and your vehicle should not be left idling near a building or flammable object for extended periods of time. It also says the vehicle is designed to only regenerate at speeds over X mph. Basically it's not designed to do it while idling, but just in case we're going to cover our but and tell you not to park next to a garage or fence. Everyone I know that has one took it off. This letter is more than enough to fight a fine if they were so inclined to try and enforce it.

    Another reason why I bought a 6.2 gas on my 2011.
     
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    lol thats some funny stuff right there....
     
  8. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    I didn't get a letter yet and bought mine in October. I will tell you that when the re-gen starts it smells and you can watch your mileage drop by 3-4 mpg. WTF?? :(
    They did send a coupon for a free DEF fill up. I've got 4100 miles and it says to re-fill it. Great. At least the first one is free.
     
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    and you never will get a letter like that......3ft flames.....once an 08 did that and people think that's a standard thing... got mine end of may, early june
     
  10. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Sorry I didn't mean that for the 6.7 diesels I was referring to the 6.4 (08,09,10). I know 3 people with them and they all got the letter. I know 2 people w/ the 6.7 and so far so good.
     
  11. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I guess I'm still waiting for the letter from Ford for my Job 3 '08 and '10 6.4 PSD trucks.

    The flaming regen modes were on Job 1 2008 trucks and a few early Job 2 trucks.

    Just my .02¢
     
  12. NorthwestPlower1

    NorthwestPlower1 Member
    Messages: 57

    I am done with diesels! The emissions are ridiculous now. Mine as well write fragile on the engines now. 7.3PS was so great. Then I got 6.0 what a nightmare. Never again went back to gas. Just need to see an ecoboost motor move into 3/4 to 1 ton market next before I will buy another.
     
  13. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    The feeling is mutual.
    Our 6.0 is a disaster.
    Im thinking of selling it in the spring.
     
  14. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    7.3l = best motor
    6.0l = garbage
    6.4l = still headaches
    6.7l = i wouldn't hold my breath until there tried and true
     
  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I thought the UREA injection was supposed to get rid of the DPF and regen?
     
  16. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    Nope, just adding urea to the other solutions for the 2011 laws. 2007 was dpf.
     
  17. salt dogg

    salt dogg Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 117

    i have an early 08 6.4 no problems at all. You usually only hear from the people who are having problems. i have never had flames from the exhaust, but it does regen in park. The amount of white smoke it blows when in regen is crazy, i always see people slowing down who are behind me.
     
  18. canadiantowman

    canadiantowman Member
    Messages: 37

    the fire did not come out the end of the exhaust, it started while he was driving.
     
  19. collins590

    collins590 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Seeing as I never heard of this problem on any other truck forum I've been on I'm calling BS. A google search shows one other thread on one other forum, where the OP gave no details and never posted again.

    So either this is completely BS or your friend f'ed something majorly which caused this to happen to both his trucks.
     
  20. excav8ter

    excav8ter Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    07 did not have DPF.