cascadia regen..... nightmare!

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by soon2betrucking, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. soon2betrucking

    soon2betrucking Road Train Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Philadelphia, Pa
    ok, so here i sit... on a on-ramp while my truck is doing a regen... i moved from the side of the highway about an hour n a half ago..
    this will now be the 4th regen in the past 48 hours the truck is doing.... :biggrin_25510:
    the lights that are lite up are:
    check engine,
    and the Exhaust Filter Full light....
    all of which keep flashing....
    these 2 last trips have been the trip from hell with this...
    my biggest issue is extream lack of power the truck has lost..
    im 75440 and hard a hard time getting up the hills.. i talking, 20mph.. and also even on flat open road its not pulling the way it should...
    i talked to the shop bout the issue, they said that it needs to have a regen done on it.. a manual regen... it has 3 times already!!!:biggrin_25516:...
    anyone have any suggestions what eles could be the problem???
    one of the shop guys suggested an egr problem?!?!?
    any input??
  2. Winchester Magnum

    Winchester Magnum Road Train Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Alaska highway
    5 gallons of gas and a match. Park it on capitol hill first.
    VARITHMS and jcross Thank this.
  3. Dutch

    Dutch Light Load Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Detroit/mbe engine? or cummins
  4. Powell-Peralta

    Powell-Peralta Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2007
  5. SLCTrucker

    SLCTrucker Medium Load Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Salt Lake City UT
    Sounds like a engine problem.
    How many miles u have on truck?
    Does the check engine go out after the regen?
    If its running bad then its probally having to regen more than normal.
    Get it to a shop n hooked up to computer, maybe have them force a full regen.

    I would guess the regens are not the main problem but something else is happening here as its running bad and then causing the filter to clog.

    I have 358,00 approx and have only had to do stationary regens when I have had sensor or other problems, but never when running healthy.
  6. Heavyd

    Heavyd Road Train Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    Your DPF is probably plugged up. Regens won't help. You would need to have it cleaned or replaced.
    dannypawpaw Thanks this.
  7. Dreaman

    Dreaman Medium Load Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Had a similar problem on the one I drove. Ended up being a bad valve on the pollution control crap. Mine got to the point where it would run exactly 4 minutes and shut off. Better try and get to a shop before it gets to that point as I don't need to tell you it ain't fun pullin a load and have the truck die. Good luck:yes2557:
  8. soon2betrucking

    soon2betrucking Road Train Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Philadelphia, Pa
    ill put that on the 2 do list... but im a company driver...

    i have a detroit...

    i have 424,086 miles on the truck.. the check engine light stays on, even after i had ran 2 regens today, both of which last 2 hours the first time, and 30 mins later did another one that lasted an hour and 45 mins.. called the shop.. told me to over ride the engine shut down and drive it to our shop... sitting till monday...:biggrin_25524:
    75,440lbs, loaded pretty good... in the left lane passing another truck when all of a sudden the red light " STOP " came on... truck turned off 30 seconds later.... :biggrin_2551:

    i talked to the shop... and they said something is clearly wrong, and sounds like more then just a regen problem.... find out on monday... ill update when they figure out whats going on...
  9. soon2betrucking

    soon2betrucking Road Train Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Philadelphia, Pa
    the truck has an exhaust filtration system... " cleans the exhaust " and when the filter gets dirty or clogged it needs to be cleaned out.. so you park the truck hit a switch and the rpms run high.. and i highly recomend that if you ever have to run a regen that you find an open shoulder or an empty lot, or an empty rest area... i would kill someone if they pulled into a truck stop and did next to me... or 5 rows away from me!..
    anyway. doing the regen it cleans the filter and you SHOULD be on your way!..
    now.. ill add that this was explained to me super quick from a mechanic who wanted me out of the shop... other will chime in and correct me im sure...

    BIG RIGGER Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    I was fired from my last job because of this.Shop foreman ran up a huge towtruck bill I got the blame because I didn't know how to regen.
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