Cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is an important part of keeping heavy trucks on the road and running smoothly. The DPF is designed to remove soot an diesel particulate matter from a truck’s exhaust. The ash left behind in the filter builds up and eventually reduces it’s effectiveness. For this reason, filter cleaning is required.
Here are 5 tips to follow that will guarantee your DPF is always doing it’s job:
Most heavy-duty DPF’s need cleaning every 200,000 to 250,000 miles.
Properly cleaning a DPF will extend the life of the filter, keep the engine running smoothly and minimize the risk of future breakdowns.
A DPF must be operating at 100% to be effective. If your DPF is not operating correctly or damaged, it will need to be replaced.
DPF’s should be inspected and verified for suitable re-use prior to cleaning. A DPF that is well maintained can last through several cleanings.
Improper cleaning and DPF maintenance can create more frequent system regenerations, which could shorten the life of the DPF as well as the entire after treatment system.
It pays to maintain your DPF and have it properly cleaned! Contact The DPF Company today to learn more.