What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

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Environmental Protection Agencies all over the globe are playing their role in reducing carbon emissions and managing the flow of unregulated particles in the world’s ecosystem. It was in 2008 that the EPA regulated the use of diesel particulate filters in all three-quarter and larger trucks.

In 2010, the regulations were further tightened to improve the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The systems became mainstream on the back of diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF, which was made through a combination of deionized water and urea. The fluid was sprayed on top of the exhaust system. With the introduction of DEF spraying, manufacturers can now add as much power as they want to their diesel engines.

In this article, we look at Diesel Exhaust Fluids (DEF) and study the impact they have on a diesel engine. We also look at the best exhaust fluid in the market and why you should use it.

What is DEF?

DEF is a mixture of 32.5 percent urea and 67.5 percent deionized water. Urea is a nitrogen-based compound which can turn into ammonia when heated. Diesel exhaust fluids need to be changed regularly, so that emissions are monitored, and the truck performs at optimal levels.

As a rule of thumb, OE manufacturers suggest that an average light duty truck should use 2-3 gallons of DEF for every 800 miles. Some of the newer trucks in the market can go for over 10,000 miles with a 10-gallon load of DPF. New trucks by GM come with a digital meter for DEF, while Ford comes with a new DEF light.

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF fluid) can increase the fuel economy of your truck, leading to better performance on the road. Regularly changing the fluids may also lead to better combustion, less damage to the engine, fewer harmful emissions into the environment, and a reduced number of regeneration issues.

Failure to change the diesel exhaust fluid in time would eventually lead to reduced power in the trucks. This reduced power would eventually mean that your truck will either shut down or limp to its destination when the DEF is low.

Why Should You Use Max Mileage – A Fuel Borne Catalyst?

Max Mileage’s Fuel Borne Catalyst is the perfect solution for cleaning your DPF system.

The fluid increases the efficiency of your truck’s engine by over 15 percent and improves efficiency. The addition of the catalyst will ensure your truck’s engine is able to burn soot at a lower temperature. The proprietary blend comes with an innovative mixture to prioritize results and improve efficiency.

The DPF Company is a renowned name in the DPF cleaning industry and has Max Mileage stocked in 7 different locations across Canada.

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