Ash, a byproduct of oil consumption from normal engine operation, builds up in the DPF as it cannot be converted into a gas and pass through the walls of the filter. This increases the pressure before the filter. Warnings are given to the driver before filter restriction causes an issue with drivability or damage to the engine.
Regular diesel particulate filter maintenance is a necessity.
Avoid Replacement Costs and Extend Filter Life
Regular cleaning helps extend the life of your diesel particulate filter, as soot and ash collected in a DPF can damage or destroy the filter. This can result in a DPF replacement costing anywhere from $3,000 - $8,000, and even worse, it can lead to unscheduled downtime.
Avoid the hassle and financial headaches by taking proactive steps in ensuring your diesel particulate filter is clean and working properly.
Improve Fuel Economy
A clean diesel particulate filter helps your engine perform at peak power and efficiency.
Cleaning a DPF immediately demonstrated improvements in performance, fuel economy, miles travelled between regeneration, and an improved idle.
Over time, ash builds up lineally in the filter causing air flow restriction. This restriction generates exhaust back pressure. This pressure reduces engine efficiency requiring more fuel, more turbo boost and more power to perform the same work from the diesel powered equipment.
A clean DPF will also reduce the time required for regeneration, as well as the wasted fuel costs during this idle period.