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Got DPF? What You Need to Know About DPF Status Lights and Engine Regeneration

Posted on the 30 April 2014 by Ryderexchange

Got DPF? If any of the vehicles in your fleet were built in 2007 or later, it’s likely that their drive trains were fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). From an environmental standpoint, the filter performs an important function. It captures pollutants like diesel particles, soot and dust and prevents them from being emitted from the exhaust pipe and into the air we breathe.

For fleet managers, DPFs present a potential downside. If particulate matter reaches a certain threshold, the filters clog. When they do, they resist exhaust flow and can interfere with engine operation. To prevent costly engine damage or even shutdown, drivers must regenerate the engines. The process isn’t complex or time-consuming. However, it is essential that drivers do it when required.

So how do you make sure your drivers know when and how to regenerate a diesel engine? DPF status lights on the dashboard tell them when it’s time to regenerate the engine. For at-a-glance guidelines to what the indicators mean and how to perform a parked regeneration, check out this quick guide now.

ryder DPF Infographic

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