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DPF Aftertreatment Servicing

In 2007, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) were introduced for many medium and heavy-duty OEMs in the North American market. These filters were the optimal solution that the manufacturers came up with to meet the government-mandated emission standards.   Simply put, the diesel particulate filter physically captures the diesel particulate matter and soot preventing it from being released into the atmosphere. Over time, the filter will fill up with soot and the aftertreatment servicing for the diesel particulate filters have also become a necessary measure since then.   What Is a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)?   A diesel particulate filter can also be referred to as a soot trap, in simple words. Its primary purpose is to capture the soot before...

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Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration - Know the Optimal Solution

Is there a DPF regeneration warning light on your dashboard indicating you need to do a diesel particulate filter regen? The first thing to do is refer to the manufacturer’s handbook and find the engine’s maintenance guidelines for your particular vehicle make and model     While there are several ways to perform DPF regeneration, the most common methods to handle this situation are ‘Active Regen’ and ‘Parked Regen.’     When the DPF light is flashing on your dashboard indicator, it means the regen must be done immediately while the vehicle is parked. On the contrary, if there is a solid light, it means you have the option to perform either active regen or parked regen and it needs...

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