Answers To Your Burning Questions About DPF Regeneration
If you’re like most people, you may want answers to your burning questions about DPF regeneration and what it means for your car. In this article, we’ll answer some of the most common questions. And how it can help improve your driving experience. Keep reading to learn more!
What is DPF regeneration and why is it important
The DPF, or diesel particulate filter, is responsible for trapping soot and other particulates from the exhaust gas of your car. Over time, these particulates can build up and cause the DPF to become clogged. DPF regeneration is a process that helps to clean the DPF and remove these particulates.
During regeneration, the engine’s exhaust gas and all the trapped soot and ash goes through a burn cycle. With temperatures of up to 650 C this high temperature helps to burn off the particulates, allowing them to be removed from the DPF.
Regeneration is an important part of keeping your car’s DPF in good working condition and helping to prevent it from becoming clogged.
How can you tell if a DPF regeneration was successful
There are a few key indicators that will let you know if your DPF regeneration was successful. First of all, you should see an improvement in your engine performance. If your regeneration was successful, your engine will run smoother and more efficiently. You may also notice a reduction in exhaust emissions.
Additionally, you should see an improvement in your fuel economy. There are a few things you can do to try to improve the effectiveness of your regeneration cycle.
For example, you can make sure that the vehicle is driven at highway speeds for at least 30 minutes during the regeneration process. This will help to ensure that the DPF filter is properly heated and that the soot is effectively burned off. Additionally, you can add a DPF additive to your fuel tank.
This additive will also help break down the soot and make it easier for the regeneration process to remove it from the filter. With a little bit of effort, you should be able to get your DPF filter back to peak condition in no time!
Low cost diesel engine maintenance tips with long term benefits
If you plan to own your vehicle for an extended period of time, consider fitting a very useful accessory called a catch can. Without getting too technical here, a catch traps oily vapours which would otherwise be fed into the intake and mixed with hot exhaust gas. Oily vapours and hot exhaust gas really helps promote soot and carbon build up on the internal components of your engine.
This creates a choking effect over time and can lead to catastrophic failure of the engine. The Provent 200 Catch Can really helps alleviate this problem and helps keep the intake air and internal components clean for the life of your car.
With today’s strict emission control standards, it is super important for the longevity of your car engine to keep the intake air as clean as possible.
Invest in a good quality air filter.
A clogged air filter can restrict air flow and cause your engine to work harder, resulting in decreased fuel efficiency and increased wear and tear.
Another good tip is to invest in a pre-fuel filter with a water trap and do it before any damage is done to the high pressure fuel pump. Over time, dirt and debris can build up in the fuel tank and fuel lines. Consequently, causing your engine to run less efficiently. By fitting a pre filter ensures the fuel pump get a consistent supply of clean fuel.
Finally, get regular oil changes.
The longer between oil changes the more contaminated the engine oil becomes. This is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your engine. Regardless of how often you use your vehicle, you should change the oil every 10000 Km.
Although the service manual may say 15000 Km service intervals. In our opinion and with what we see coming through the workshop. Those longer intervals have been set to make the overall running costs of the vehicle look cheap.
Although it may look very good on paper. Long term durability of your vehicle improves enormously especially once the vehicle has done more than 100000 Km. By following these simple tips, you can keep your diesel engine running efficiently for years to come.
We now offer DPF cleaning with WYNN’s MultiSERVE technology. This is an automatic regeneration system that uses high-frequency sound waves to clean the DPF filter. The sound waves together with specially formulated cleaning agents, break down the soot and other particles in the DPF filter. Meanwhile making it easy for the regeneration device to completely remove them.
If you have any questions about DPF cleaning, or if you need to book your car in for a DPF regeneration, please don’t hesitate to contact us.