How do you clean a diesel particulate filter?
Our top five tips on keeping your DPF clean
- Drive Faster. Contrary to popular belief, driving faster could actually save you money in the long run.
- Use the right Oil.
- Get your EGR valve checked.
- Keep out of town.
- Buy the right car!
- Get clued up!
What causes diesel particulate filter?
What causes a diesel particulate filter blockage? Short journeys at low speeds are the prime cause of blocked diesel particulate filters. A diesel particulate filter on a poorly serviced car may fail sooner than a well maintained one, generally, they should last for at least 100,000 miles.
What causes a DPF filter to block?
What causes a blocked DPF? Typical causes of a blocked DPF can include too many short journeys where the regeneration processes have not initiated. In most cases the blockage is a symptom of another problem such as faulty DPF sensor, incorrect engine oil or a failing turbo.
Can I drive with a blocked DPF?
Can you ignore the DPF light and carry on driving? Technically yes, but we would not recommend it. If you ignore the DPF light and continue driving, the build-up of soot will soon reach a point whereby your car has to enter ‘limp-home’ mode in order to prevent any damage to the engine.
What do you need to know about diesel particulate filters?
Whether you own a diesel-powered vehicle or aspire to become a diesel technician, it’s important to understand diesel particulate filters and how they work. Diesel particulate filters play a critical role in the functioning of diesel-fuel cars and trucks.
What kind of particulate filter does a Duramax have?
Since 2007 all Dodge Cummins 6.7, Ford Powerstroke 6.4, and Chevy Duramax 6.6 trucks come from the factory equipped with a particulate filter to meet tougher emissions standards. A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device that traps the soot and unburnt fuel from diesel combustion.
What kind of particulate filter does a Cummins 6.7 have?
This is a question we get a million times a day. Since 2007 all Dodge Cummins 6.7, Ford Powerstroke 6.4, and Chevy Duramax 6.6 trucks come from the factory equipped with a particulate filter to meet tougher emissions standards. A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a device that traps the soot and unburnt fuel from diesel combustion.
How does a DPF work on a diesel pickup?
You may have noticed if you have one the 07+ diesel pickups that it never puts out any black smoke at all. The DPF will capture 90% or better of all harmful diesel emissions. Once the DPF has become “full” of soot, it will need to have a regeneration cycle in order to burn all the soot out.