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Old 10-10-2012, 11:21 AM
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I'm into speculation, so here's a far-out guess: the US exports X5d vehicles. The USA has export controls under ITAR for encryption and products that have encrypted portions. Therefore, DDEs exported from the USA have to meet different standards (be more easily de-crypted, generally) than those exported from Europe.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:19 PM
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It might be something like that. I just know the stuff we put out that has to be encrypted we are able to come up with routines that meet te needs for all countries the products go to instead of having different methods for different countries. But that is related to oilfield and not automotive.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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Would sound like this:

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:01 PM
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I'd do it solely for the sound actually. I'd even give up a little power to have the sound if that was needed to get it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:07 PM
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I'd do it solely for the sound actually. I'd even give up a little power to have the sound if that was needed to get it.
Wouldn't you gain more power by removing the DPF?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:14 PM
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Wouldn't you gain more power by removing the DPF?
I was just trying to say that I care more about the sound than even power.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:18 PM
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I was just trying to say that I care more about the sound than even power.
Ok, gotcha. For me it's the reverse. Sound quiet and then catch them with the element of surprise.
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@snipe,
Yes, this thread has been dead for awhile so I thought i should kick it in the pants. Snipe, do you happen to know the long term plan for the state of Texas with regard to no emissions testing for diesel vehicles? I ask this as if we both were to have the software mod and bypass our DPF, we would be at the mercy of the state not changing their mind on testing. I've got a while beofre warranty is up (25 months or 27,000 miles to go). Likely i will reach time first.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:01 AM
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Sorry but I have no idea. With that said though, I thought the gasoline car test is not even a sniffer but instead it plugs into the ODBII. I do not see why an inventive programmer could not trick a cars computer into telling the emissions machine what it wants to know. Of course that inventive programmer would probably be breaking some laws and facing some big fines.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:50 AM
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... long term plan for the state of Texas with regard to no emissions testing for diesel vehicles...
This was posted recently on The Diesel Driver: http://www.thedieseldriver.com/2012/...andards-by-20/

Probably has direct consequences to you Houston people as far as testing goes.
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