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Old 03-02-2011, 07:54 PM
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Cleaning exhaust question

How often do most of yall get the cleaning exhaust message?? I have been recently been getting the message 2 to 3 (mostly twice) times a tank the past couple of weeks without pulling anything except a 17ft jon boat 10 miles total to the landing every now and then. Any suggestions of why this is happening so much?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:15 PM
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My last one was 492, the time before that was 498. Towing anything worth towing and those numbers drop down to the low 200's or high 100's.

Have you finished the regen process or do you shut it off prior to finishing? If the later, you will get regens more often as it hasn't fully completed a regen in a while.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:49 PM
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All I can chime in on this, it's all about the driving condtions (city/hwy/towing/lead foot/granny foot/windy days) and your driving habits. I heard guys towing with a heavy foot having a Regen every 40-50 miles. My experience is when my truck was new I had Regens 2-4 times a tank. But now at 23,000 miles I can see 500 miles, my best being 545 miles. The Regens have gotten much better for me over time and also since I addded my MP-8 module from TS Performance ( to kick up the fuel pressure a tad bit) and and AFE drop in Filter. But with conserative driving and I drive 26 miles one way to work, don't really do short trips around town. Also, I towed my 29' Jayco Travel Trailer, weighed about 6500lbs, to Ocean City, MD from East Central PA and the Regens were more frequent, like every 100-150 depending on the GMC or Dodge along side of me I know the truck ECU has the ability to learn your driving habits and on trans shifts. So it had gotten better with time for me. I don't beat on my truck, but do have fun once in a while, well maybe more then that. The harder you throttle it the more unburned fuel that will make it to the DPF...resulting in more Regens. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:56 AM
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I may be speaking out of turn, but the very best thing that you could do to improve the regen situation is to install a tuner and get the DPF off of there, along with the CAT. I have a Black Max Tuner, 4" MBRP Downpipe Back Exhaust, S&B Stage 2 CAI. Improved power unbelievably, improved fuel mileage by 3.4 mpg highway. I can not think of a downside, as long as you take care of the engine, monitor parameters, and not overdo it on the limits. My truck immediately went from feeling heavy to very fiesty. I am running the HOT (250) tune.
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Nice resurrection.
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