How do I get my DPF to regenerate?
If this happens, the best thing that you can do is immediately take the car out on a dual carriageway or motorway for 15 minutes of continuous driving to give the DPF an opportunity to regenerate.
How long does it take for a DPF to regenerate?
1 1/2 hours
The DPF regeneration cycle takes approximately an hour and a half (1 1/2 hours) to complete and can be completed as part of a routine service.
How often does the DPF regenerate?
every 300 miles
Active regeneration will be initiated every 300 miles or so depending on how you use your car and will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
How do I know if my DPF is regenerating?
You will know whether active regeneration is taking place by the following symptoms:
- Engine note change.
- Cooling fans running.
- A slight increase in fuel consumption.
- Increased idle speed.
- Deactivation of automatic Stop/Start.
- A hot, acrid smell from the exhaust.
How do I know when regen is done?
Monitor the Exhaust temperature and RPM. When the idle comes back down it means that the regen has finished. If the regen starts and stops then you may have a problem that prevents the regen from taking place.
How often should a regen occur?
Depending on your driving, active regeneration may happen as often as once a day. If you do a lot of stop and go, it can happen even more often. Frequency depends on duty cycle and how much soot collects – as often as once a day or every other day An active regeneration could take up to one-half hour or more.
Does idling cause Regen?
In addition to wasted fuel, high idle times can result in a wide range of increased expenses. Excessive idling also increases the risk of unscheduled, manual regens of aftermarket equipment, which can eat up valuable driver time.
Can I regen while driving?
Your truck can undergo the regen process properly while running, and will in fact, usually do so. Your diesel particulate filter, or DPF, undergoes routine passive regen as needed during steady driving. What is this? Active regeneration also occurs and happens best during highway driving speeds.
How do I know if my car is doing a DPF Regen?