DPF Cleaning Yourself

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

  1. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    So you're saying I can go hang out inside a nuclear reactor?

    No, cancer is not a comunical disease - however certain actions and exposures are proven to cause cancer. The more carcinogens you are exposed, the greater likelihood youll have cancer.
     
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  3. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    After you clean DPF you have to reset computer and run a forced regen, etc. Basically requires software/laptop to connect to truck ECU and reset parameters.
     
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  4. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Anyone has done DPF cleaning at T/A. Ive seen them advertise it but not sure how good of a service they do.
     
  5. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    The machine that cleans it is about 35k....looked at one at Cummins..
    It bakes for hours then is flow tested...If it does not pass it is baked and tested again.
    And like was said it needs to be installed,A forced regen done and the parameters checked on the inlet and outlet temps..Then the ECM reset for a clean filter....This is the correct way to do it...If the ECM is not reset it can affect fuel-air mixture......This is what a Cummins master tech told me anyway.
     
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  6. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    Cummins and DTNA now say air cleaning is not endorsed. check theirs web sites. they say you must purchase reman filter . And personally I agree with them. Liquid cleaning method will remove all ash sitting there. Bake and blow will not do it.
    Clean by using bake and blow method. Then spray with regular garden hose. you will see how much ash is coming out. Try it .
     
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  7. Oil Slick

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    How much does a reman filter and service cost at Cummins?
     
  8. Val77

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    It's so funny but yet extremely disappointing to see the reply to this post because some of you are mechanics. My suggestion to member-
    Socal Xpress and his video is.........to go back to changing tires and not to recomend anything about the DPFs and such - bevause you dont know nothing my man.

    Now back to the original post........
    Yes,yes and yes you can clean the DPF and DOC by yourself. Not with water or any liquid whatsoever and not with the air nozzle in your cab ( ive done it pnce but it was an emergency) - the air pressure or volume sinply isn't enough.
    I've done it over 50 times for my trucks or other people and 100% success. If anybody have a problem just let me know....i can help
     
  9. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    how do you clean them ?
     
  10. ZVar

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    Maybe if you are spending that much time and labor on cleaning DPF then it's not actually successful?
     
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  11. nightgunner

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    He has a fleet of trucks with a lot of idle time?
     
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