Cleaning and Repairs

At DPF 360, we strive to give our customers the best sales and service possible.  With our in house Dyno testing and a 24-hour turn around with competitive pricing.  We also have clamps and gaskets available for your convenience.  DPF 360 cleans all makes, models, and sizes of DPF/DOC and SCR filters with better quality and quicker turn around....guaranteed!

If you clean DPF’s or DOC’s and you process DPF/DOC Filters that you struggle to clean, contact us for an estimate. Give us an opportunity with our proprietary cleaning and testing methods.

  • Pneumatic cleaning

  • Liquid solution/flush cleaning

  • Regeneration/thermal baking

  • Welding & bung repair

  • Flow testing

  • Pin gage testing

  • Infrared light testing

  • Substrate repair

  • 24-hour turn around (local business only-70 mile radius)

Cleaning and Repairs

Using DPF 360 for your DPF/DOC Cleaning gives you the advantage of the fastest possible turn around with the best quality at competitive pricing. We also offer clamps and gaskets for your convenience.

DPF & DOC Recycling

Let us buy your used or damaged DPFs and DOCs. Prices are determined based on the model number and current market value.

Ash & Soot Disposal

Let us dispose your soot & ash waste and send you our collection package, which includes proper containment, prepaid return shipping labels, and instructions.

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.

Passive Regeneration
During normal driving, a diesel engine can generate enough heat in the exhaust system to burn off accumulated soot in the DPF. This process is known as passive regeneration. It happens automatically as the vehicle is driven, especially at highway speeds when the exhaust gases are hotter.

Active Regeneration
  • 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.
Forced Regeneration
  • 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.
DPF Cleaning Services
  • 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.
DPF Replacement
If the DPF is damaged beyond repair or cleaning, it may need to be replaced with a new or refurbished unit. This is typically the last resort if other cleaning methods are unsuccessful.