Do any owner operators do EGR cleaning service?

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  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    After speaking with with a member here he tells me that his shop does annual egr valve and cooler cleaning for their trucks using a machine instead of removing the parts.

    I was wondering if any owner operators do this as well or just replace parts.
     
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  3. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    I hear the same thing from some others. I have never done it but my be something I will be doing with the new truck.
     
  4. JonJon78

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    Is the "machine" he is referring to, the Diesel Force cleaning from Pittsburgh power?
     
  5. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Have never done the trucks, but do the reefer egr's every 5-6K hours in a sonic cleaner. Would just have to get a larger one.
     
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  7. LoneRanger

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    I'm referring to the ones you hook up while engine is idling and have a foam type of liquid go through the system.

    never seen the Diesel Force but going to check it out.
     
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    Diesel Force is a foam cleaner. They hook up to the egr and it goes through the whole system. An oil change and a forced regen are required after it's done. They're their own company, it's not from PP.

    I had it done once. IMO you're better off taking the parts off for cleaning and inspection.
     
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  9. GYPSY65

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    I was going through sensors on a used truck I owned
    Only had 200k when I bought it
    KW in Ogden had it in and they flushed the egr and told me they have guys do it every year as PM and never have issues
    I had no issues after that

    I now do the same thing and so far, no issues but I’m in a newer truck
    I also use Pittsburgh Powers catalyst additive
    Might be snake oil but have friends that swear by it
     
  10. goga

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    "Do any owner operators do EGR cleaning service?"

    Some do, some don't, some "clean" it out of the system and no more "cleaning" needed.
     
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