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Diesel Particulate Filter: Why Your Diesel Engine Needs It and How to Keep It Running Smoothly

Diesel Particulate Filter

Diesel engines require regular maintenance to keep running efficiently and reduce harmful emissions. This includes burning off the soot particles that accumulate in a vehicle’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) exhaust system. However, if the DPF becomes clogged and regeneration fails, it can cause several issues leading to breakdowns.
Typical problems that arise when the DPF fails to regenerate include blockage, injector failure, turbo failure, engine damage, and reduced fuel efficiency. Preventing these problems requires following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, using high-quality diesel fuel, and driving the vehicle to promote DPF regeneration.
If you are experiencing issues with your diesel engine, it is essential to have it inspected by a qualified mechanic. Our auto shop specializes in diesel engine maintenance and repair, including DPF cleaning and restoration.
Our skilled technicians are equipped to diagnose and repair any problems with your diesel engine to promote long-lasting smooth, and efficient engine performance.
During DPF cleaning, the temperature in the exhaust system is increased to burn off the soot particles that have accumulated in the filter. The vehicle may consume more fuel than usual, and the engine may run at a higher temperature.
The vehicle may display an indicator light or message to alert the driver that DPF cleaning is happening. This process typically takes anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, but it can take longer if the DPF is heavily blocked. Once the cleaning is complete, the indicator light or message on the dashboard should turn off.
Additionally, you may notice a change in engine RPMs or temperature once the cleaning is complete. If you are experiencing issues with your diesel engine or need a DPF cleaning service, contact our auto shop today to schedule an appointment. Our experts are committed to ensuring your engine operates efficiently and smoothly; we offer competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.
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