Many Ford 6.7 Powerstroke owners and users often wonder whether deleting CCV is a good idea or just a waste of money and ask what benefits or drawbacks they should keep in mind while deleting and re-routing the CCV.
So, in this very article, I have decided to answer all the common queries and clear all misconceptions regarding CCV delete on 6.7 Powerstroke.
Can You Perform 6.7 Powerstroke CCV Delete?
Yes, anyone with the basic technical and servicing knowledge and expertise can perform CCV delete on the Ford 6.7 Powerstroke.
However better to get your CCV deletion task or re-route task done by professionals. Especially when you are under warranty, do not take risks and visit your nearest Ford dealer or servicing center to get help.
Before moving on to the details of CCV deletion and other relevant information, let me help the new owners understand the actual meaning and purpose of CCV and why this is something they should know.
The Crankcase Ventilation or CCV system is mainly is part of the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. It is responsible for relieving pressure from your 6.7 Powerstroke engine’s crankcase attributed to blown by gases and reroutes the gases back into the engine’s intake manifold so that engine can consume the gases.
This is a necessary process, and the CCV filter is the only major component of the entire CCV system to maintain the whole system functionality.
As a result, sometimes due to excessive crankcase pressures, build-up corrosion, or lack of routine maintenance, this filter turns bad and causes issues like oil leaks, smoke, or poor engine performance.
That is when you need to take a moment to inspect and if needed, change or delete your CCV.
How Do I Know My 6.7 Powerstroke CCV Is Bad?
Before deciding whether you want to service, delete or re-route your CCV, you need to know and understand how to detect a bad Crankcase Ventilation filter.
When you start to notice that your Ford 6.7 Power Stroke diesel truck is leaking oil, the most obvious culprit is either the crankcase vent or the CCV filter.
Overtimes, the vent or filter can get dirty as well as restrict the airflow and the pressure-relieving capacity of your CCV system.
As a result, when the pressure builds up too high, the gaskets and seals blow up, causing oil leaks. This is a clear sign that your CCV system needs attention and servicing.
Besides that, you may also notice smoke and an unusual smell of diesel or even hear a wheezing sound coming out of the engine.
When you notice that your engine is suddenly consuming too much oil (burning oil) or significantly has poor fuel economy and performance, make sure you check the CCV condition to confirm whether the problem is there or somewhere else.
If you notice excessively high idle, it is another potential indication that something is wrong with your crankcase vent system or filter.
After noticing any of the previously mentioned signs or symptoms, the first thing you need to do is diagnose whether the problem is actually on your CCV or somewhere else since some of these symptoms also indicate a potential problem in other engine components.
Once you confirm that the problem occurred because of your CCV, you should contact the nearest dealer or Ford service center for the servicing. That is the best option.
If you are good at this type of replacement or servicing task, you can take help from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EolnBaYCHDk this video.
However, Ford suggests their customers get professional servicing from their authorized centers.
How To Perform 6.7 Powerstroke CCV Delete?
Although the video reference I mentioned earlier is helpful enough, still if you feel that the instructions are a little complex to understand just follow my below step by step instructions-
|5/16 socket screw driver, Pneumatic die grinder or something with Cutoff Disc SHARP chisel (more precisely ½-inches and a 7/8-inches) Also 3 feet of ¾-inches Fuel line.|
- First, you have to pull off the valve cover to get better access to your crankcase vent. So, use the 6/16 socket to pull off the cover of the crankcase filter.
- Then, take out the filter from the cover and place the filter upside down on a flat work surface.
- After that, take your device with a cutoff wheel to cut up the middle. Then, cut off the two corner posts.
- Next, use your screwdriver to pry the plastic apart and at the same time pull it upwards.
- Now, to clean your filter media, place the filter in a 5-gallon bucket and start cleaning it properly.
- When you are done, remove the glue with a 1/2-inches chisel. You can also it down to the housing in a small area and slide the chisel along with the housing to remove. It will be much easier, and approximately after 20 minutes, the cleaning will be done.
- Now, flip the housing over and place it back on your valve cover and bolt it properly. Also, remove the intake tube from your turbo and air filter box.
- After that, remove your CCV tube connected to the elbow just before the turbo. Also, use a piece of 3/4-inches copper pipe and a cap to make a plug.
- Finally, put the intake tube back in place and route the line according to your desire from the modified filter housing or valve cover.
What Are the Benefits of Deleting 6.7 Powerstroke CCV?
When you delete or re-route your old or existing CCV, it cleans up your Powerstroke engine bay and also enhances the pressure-relieving capacity of your crankcase ventilation system.
Therefore, no more oil leaks, excessive idling, high fuel consumption, or poor fuel economy and performance drop.
What Are the Drawbacks or Problems of Deleting 6.7 Powerstroke CCV?
Although there is no significant drawback or problems after you delete your CCV, some users still prefer rerouting it over deleting it.
The main reason behind choosing to reroute over deleting is because the CCV routes crankcase vapors back into the intake, which can coat your intercooler with oil. So, they prefer rerouting the CCV to a catch can or just running a hose straight down under the truck.
Another thing that you should keep in mind is that after you install the CCV delete hose, it may still cause oil leaks onto the ground after some time. That is why Ford suggests changing the CCV regularly, just like your routine servicing of the engine.
Can You Drive With A Bad CCV On Your Ford 6.7 Powerstroke?
Although Ford and technical experts never recommend driving or running a vehicle with any damaged or faulty major parts such as CCV, you may still be able to drive a little bit longer with a bad CCV when there is no other option in your hand.
But remember to be careful and easy on the throttle. Also, expect to burn an excessive amount of oil.
How Often Should I Change Or Delete My 6.7 Powerstroke CCV Filter?
Ford suggests changing CCV on 6.7 Power Stroke after every 65,000 miles of operation. Also, you should inspect the entire crankcase ventilation system for potential issues during every routine or scheduled servicing of your vehicle and engine.
For Ford 6.7 Powerstroke owners who are constantly seeking an inexpensive and easy way to get rid of oil leaks, smoke, excessive oil consumption, and a significant drop in fuel economy as well as engine performance problems, this detailed guide on how to perform the CCV delete will definitely help.