So what’s the answer?
We wish there was a specific answer to this question, but there’s not. Every engine & DPF is a little different and how often they go through regeneration cycles is the same. Let’s also not forget that there are different types of engines and different regeneration cycles.
If you not 100% familiar with how diesel particulate filters work, you should definitely take a look at this article How Diesel Particulate Filters Work.
Here are a few of the identifiers that play a factor in how often DPF Regeneration cycles take place:
- Age of the engine
- Age of the DPF
- Type of Diesel Particulate Filter
- Stopping and starting constantly
- Long distances driving
How do you know if your DPF is going through an active regeneration?
During active regeneration you may notice the following symptoms:
- Increased idle speed
- Cooling fans running
- Deactivation of automatic Stop/Start
- Engine note change
- A hot, acrid smell from the exhaust.
- A slight increase in fuel consumption
What can prevent normal regeneration taking place?
This list is not going to explain how to prevent or reduce the frequency of regeneration cycles taking place… Instead next we are going to teach you what can prevent normal regeneration from taking place… This means that your truck’s diesel particulate filter starts a regeneration and wasn’t able to complete the cycle. This can lead to significant repairs and down time.
- Frequent short trips where the engine doesn’t reach normal operating temperature
- A problem with the inlet, fuel or (EGR) Exhaust Gas Recirculation system causing incomplete combustion will increase soot loading
- Exceeding the service interval may prevent regeneration
- A warning light on or diagnostic trouble code logged in the engine management system may prevent active or catalyst regeneration
- Generally 1/4 of a tank of fuel is required for an active regeneration to take place
- Incorrect oil type – low ash, low sulphur engine oils are required in DPF equipped vehicles
The best way to limit how often your DPF will go through regeneration whether it is active, forced or passive is for the regeneration process to be unnecessary. Regeneration take place because it needs to. Soot accumulation is the main issue and regeneration occurs to remove or burn off the soot that is prohibiting the DPF from doing it’s job.
So what is the solution?
The DPF would have to accumulate less soot, then the regen cycles wouldn’t be necessary as often; resulting in more time on the road… Which equates to more money. I would like to invite you to try our solution. DPF Remedy is a tablet and by simply dropping it into your fuel tank, you will start to address your DPF problems.
Here’s how DPF Remedy works
DPF Remedy is an organic diesel fuel catalyst that prevents the soot/particulates from forming and reaching your DPF in the first place!
Reduce your Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration events (DPF Regens) by up to 800% while increasing performance and horsepower 3 to 5% and reducing fuel consumption up to 20%!
How To Use DPF Remedy
Our proprietary “Quick Dissolve” process makes treating your vehicle as easy as filling your tank.
No mixing, no measuring, just drop the proper number of DPF Remedy tablets into your fuel tank every time you fuel. (DPF Remedy comes in either 50 or 10 gallon tablets)
By the time you’re done fueling, the formula has mixed with your fuel to ensure perfect combustion starting with your first tank.
While you will notice the DPF benefits immediately, it may take 3-5 tanks for you to notice a large increase in fuel mileage.
Your fuel savings will more than pay for DPF Remedy. Increased performance, easier starts, better acceleration and a smoother running engine will be noticeable every time you get behind the wheel.
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