DPF Cleaning Yourself

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  1. Montanajon

    Montanajon Bobtail Member

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    Just curious if any of you clean out your DPF yourself? If so do you use a pressure washer? Any advice would be great! Thanks
     
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  3. tank4life

    tank4life Light Load Member

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    D-16, Volvo, took dpf apart and soaked in simple green and rinsed. May take several cleanings to get it clean. 50K miles since removal and cleaning, and no issues. Be sure to get new gaskets and clamps to put the filter back together.
     
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  4. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

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    watched a guy blow one out with a tire bead seater once.
     
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  5. Montanajon

    Montanajon Bobtail Member

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    Great information! Thank you!
     
  6. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    Wow just wow. Funniest post of 2017
     
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  7. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    Really!! I guess they have never seen how one is actually cleaned in a blast type furnace..
    We buy a new one...have the original cleaned and keep it for the next service interval.....every 250k it gets swapped out and I hope they know the trucks ECM needs updated each time the filter is cleaned..At least on a Cummins.
     
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  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Better not breath that crap in, you'll be visiting an undertaker.
     
  9. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    It needs to be professionally cleaned, just blowing it out with air nozzle you can't properly clean it. You have to measure before/after restriction and possibly bake it as well.
    Entire proper process here...
     
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  10. cmrdev

    cmrdev Medium Load Member

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    Take dpf off, throw in trash can, remove all the other emissions crap off there and throw in trash too.
     
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  11. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Just blowing it out will put poisons in the environment.
     
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