CLEANING & REPAIRS
Cleaning and Repairs
Liquid solution/flush cleaning
Welding & bung repair
Pin gage testing
Infrared light testing
24-hour turn around (local business only-70 mile radius)
Cleaning and Repairs
DPF & DOC Recycling
Ash & Soot Disposal
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning process is a crucial maintenance procedure for diesel vehicles equipped with DPF systems. DPFs are designed to capture and remove harmful particulate matter (soot and other emissions) from the exhaust gases of diesel engines, helping to reduce air pollution. Over time, these filters can become clogged with soot and require cleaning to maintain their efficiency and prevent performance issues. There are several methods for cleaning a DPF:
Regular maintenance and adhering to recommended service intervals are essential to ensure that the DPF system functions correctly and efficiently. Neglecting DPF maintenance can lead to reduced engine performance, increased fuel consumption, and potential emissions violations. Proper care of the DPF is crucial for both vehicle performance and environmental reasons.
- In some situations, the DPF may not be able to passively regenerate due to driving conditions (such as frequent short trips or low-speed city driving). In these cases, the vehicle's engine control unit (ECU) initiates active regeneration.
- Active regeneration involves injecting extra fuel into the exhaust stream, which increases the temperature within the DPF. This elevated temperature helps burn off the soot particles and clean the filter.
- Drivers may notice a slightly higher fuel consumption during active regeneration, but it's essential for maintaining the DPF's performance.
- If the DPF becomes severely clogged and active regeneration is insufficient to clean it, a mechanic or service technician may perform a forced regeneration.
- Forced regeneration typically involves using specialized diagnostic equipment to initiate a more intense regeneration process, often with the vehicle stationary or on a dynamometer.
- During a forced regeneration, the engine runs at specific RPM and load conditions to ensure thorough cleaning of the DPF. This process may take some time.
- In cases where passive and active regenerations are ineffective or when the DPF is heavily clogged, professional DPF cleaning services are available.
- These services can employ various techniques, including pneumatic cleaning, thermal cleaning, or chemical cleaning, to remove soot and ash buildup from the DPF.
- Some services may also involve removing the DPF from the vehicle for a more thorough cleaning process.