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Old 08-17-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Is there a Westy owner ,who splurged on GDE package?
There is a much lengthy discussion under T1N forum.
And knowing that reviews can be biased based on that GDE offers $100 discount for write-up how wonderful they are... Just need an opinion/ experience share.
Having trouble with EGR and hence O2 sensor spewing up codes.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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And knowing that reviews can be biased based on that GDE offers $100 discount for write-up how wonderful they are.
They offer a $100 discount if the buyer writes a review, it doesn't necessarily have to be a positive one. I've never heard of anyone stating that they were refused a discount based on a critical review.
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:50 PM   #3
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Myself and Waasabi both have the tune.

I personally wouldn't spend the money on it for any reason other than EGR/SKREEM delete.

From my experience, there is very little noticeable difference in performance or efficiency.

That said, I was having random "Start Error" problems, a SKREEM module issue that could leave me stranded, and this 100% cleared that up.
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Old 08-20-2016, 01:45 AM   #4
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I've got it. I do see a 2mpg difference with scangauge when I initially tested it on the same runs. I think the timing of the upshifts are better too. I even flashed it back to stock for a week to see if I would miss it and I ended up putting it back.


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Old 08-23-2016, 08:18 PM   #5
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Thank you all for feedback. It's still a bit priefor me right now. Solar panels Installation is eating up the budget :-$
But will definitely consider GDE once solar is done.
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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GDE Tune may possibly add or allow more engine issues. While not definitive but anecdotal, here's a post of some interesr. The poster had previously posted in this tbread re temps going to 235 when going uphill and that was okay according to Dr A. Engine blew at 45k miles or so. Autopsy showed problem with #3 piston. Another poster mentioned the GDE tune did lower engjne temps. Anyways, just addtl info to consider.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...9&postcount=63

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...6&postcount=50

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...2&postcount=68

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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GDE Tune may possibly add or allow more engine issues.
Anything is possible, however in the noted cases there is zero evidence that the GDE tune was involved in any way whatsoever and suggestions otherwise represent the very typical correlation/causation confusion found in these types of threads.

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Old 09-22-2018, 07:59 PM   #8
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Illegal in the US.
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I not only agree with illegal but as I have previously posted on such threads, although far from an expert, I strongly believe that back yard (or front yard) mechanics do not know more than the Germans engineers with years of knowledge in developing the program. Of course one may argue that corporate control was involved in meeting the emission standards. I saw lots of diesels in my travels who obviously bypassed their systems for performance gains; you can tell by how much black soot they blow out upon acceleration. For those who say that doesn't matter, we all, including your children/grand children if any, are breathing that in each time they show how masculine their right foot is. I don't mean this to be political, just factual.

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Even in the "Trump" era the gov is prosecuting companies "defeating" emission programming.
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