Diesel Particulate Filters were introduced as away for the OEM to meet government mandated emission standards. Diesel particulates are trapped in the filter and build up over time. Most DPF systems require a “filter regeneration” which is a process that burns off the buildup of particulates in filter. This “regeneration” occurs while driving at highway speeds which can be a problem for vehicles which are used for commuting in city traffic. If a driver ignores the warning light and continues to drive without doing a “regeneration” this can result in the engine derating, an improper “regen” or a complete failure of the DPF.
There are different signs that may indicate that there is a problem with your DPF:
- Loss of coolant
- Exhaust blow-by
- Loss in power
- Loss in fuel efficiency
- Lower turbo boost
If you have any questions about your DPF system or if you require a replacement Diesel Particulate Filter please contact us and we will be happy to help.Contact Us