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So what is the deal with the regen
I was wondering if someone out there has a better understanding of what you are supposed to do with a 2008 truck that is in the middle of regen. Invariably this is what happens: I drive around town and I am just about to arrive at my destination and on comes my indicator that the exhaust is being cleaned. Up goes the EGT and I have to drive around another 10-15 minutes as I wait for the regen to finish. When I bought the truck, I was told not to turn the truck off when it is doing that. That makes sense to me because I couldn't imagine wanting to turn it off when the EGT is at 800-1200 degrees. But, driving around and wasting diesel fuel seems ridiculous to me too. People who are with me think I'm crazy. Does anyone know what the "official Ford position" is on this?
In general, I like this engine a lot. However, I'm hoping that whatever engineer though up this exhaust concept is no longer working in the industry. I'm thinking that at some point we are going to look back at this attempt at cleaning exhaust gases and laugh at how we went about it. I realize this is not just a Ford thing but......... it's ridiculous.