Diesel Tech Questions: Emissions Deleting and Checking Codes Photo Gallery
Bruce W. Smith –
Oct 31, 2016
Photo 1/4 | Diesel Truck Suspension
Photo 2/4 | Diesel Truck Suspension | “They’re power-robbers and prone to causing plenty of maintenance issues as they get older…” These are just a couple of the problems diesel owners cite as reasons for deleting diesel particulate filters and the pollution-control components on today’s pickups. While the griping is understandable, it’s important to keep in mind that the much bigger downside of removing DPFs and smog hardware is that it’s illegal and voids warranties. Remember, removal is done at your own risk.
Photo 3/4 | Tuning Menu Ecm | That “flat spot” you feel when your truck’s transmission shifts while the hammer is down is caused by the ECM helping to protect the clutch packs in the gearbox. Without the slight reduction of power at the shift points, the chances of a transmission suffering significant damage are pretty high.
Photo 4/4 | Truck Snow Tires | Safety and overall driving performance can be greatly increased during the dead of winter by using dedicated snow tires, which are designed to bite and hold snow in their tread blocks while remaining flexible in sub-freezing temperatures.