DPF Cleaning Yourself

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Montanajon, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. mc8541ss

    mc8541ss Road Train Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Lower Alabama
    I am of the belief that Almost anything that can be done professionally can be done at home. You just have to figure it out and then decide if it’s worth it or not.
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  3. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Personally, I think they should remove the Warning Labels from everything. It would help to kill off some of the stupid.

    Think about it, lots less traffic on the highways, no waiting at restaurants, no waiting on a shower.
  4. mc8541ss

    mc8541ss Road Train Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Lower Alabama
    Population control! But in reality who reads them anyway.
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  5. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    Same way you catch a cold. I know it is a serious subject but the 'eating whales' comment should have alerted everyone to the comedic element of my post.

    My theories on where cancer comes from--

    Perhaps stuff we eat, drink and absorb throughout our lifetime.

    Combined with the aging process. When we are young every cell in our body regenerates and multiplies on a very fast cycle. Still happens as we age but sometime around our 40's instead of a 30-90 days cycle of regeneration of our entire body's cells that time gets longer and longer between regeneration.

    The aging process may introduce anomalies and errors to the regeneration process allowing cancerous cells to take root. But it could also be stuff we were exposed to during our lifetime as well, like for example burnt toast, the carbon poisons found their way deep inside our cells and built a cancer.

    All we can really do is go about our daily lives as happy as we can so when it is time to go the people remember us in a fond light.
    dunchues, 77fib77 and EZ Money Thank this.
  6. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

    Nov 7, 2007
    Possum Booger, Alabama
    I could clean that thing right out with an air hammer and a three foot chisel.
  7. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2016
    You cannot "catch" cancer, you can catch a cold, but not cancer, it is a disease not a virus.
  8. againstthewind

    againstthewind Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    the planet will be fine, its been here a long time, it will shake humans off like a bad case of fleas.
  9. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Doing a regen
    Don't ask Ryder to do a DPF cleaning on a Friday afternoon even though they work on Saturdays. Those idiots act like you have to do an out of frame rebuild. "DPF on a weekend? Oh no, we can't do that." Me "Why not, do you not keep spare filters in stock since you have about 5000 trucks here with DPF filters?" No, we clean them, and it has to be done during the week.

    I am coming to the conclusion more and more that Ryder sucks as a service department, and their maintenance program is a joke. Wrote up a tire with a leak last week, didn't get fixed. Wrote up an oil pressure sensor, didn't get fixed. They like to take your money and that's it.

    OP, you need a blasting cabinet and a high pressure air source, so it's probably best to save yourself some money and remove it yourself and take it somewhere. Don't drop it, it's about $2500 to replace.
  10. Robert85006

    Robert85006 Medium Load Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Southwest USA
    Sooo..true. We, and everyone you will ever communicate with, will be long gone before the planet will disappear. Don't let people guilt trip you into believing you should buy this environmental product or that environmental practice....all you are doing is making democrats rich.
    Roberts450, longbedGTs and Eldiablo Thank this.
  11. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Northridge, CA
    I did successful dpf cleaning at home. no pressure washer is needed and no chemicals. hot water is needed under 30-45 psi pressure and good garden hose nozzle. firemen's garden hose nozzle works perfect.
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