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Old 07-17-2013, 08:17 AM
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New diesel owner need some help! (DPF)

Hey guys I've been reading your forums for a bit, and I finally just registered because I need some help from you guys.

Bought my 2008 F350 about two weeks ago with 150,000km on it.

I used it to pull my trailer on a 800km round trip. On the way home it started doing one of its many regen cycles and it was actually trying to regen for over an hour. Check engine light came on and the truck was put into limp mode, made it home and used my code reader telling me the DPF was full of soot.


So I took it to the dealer and they just called me today saying they've take it to ford and they've done a "cleaning" on the DPF? Is that even possible? I don't want to go pick it up if they are just trying to pull the wool over my eyes.

Thanks in advance guys
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:30 AM
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Hey guys I've been reading your forums for a bit, and I finally just registered because I need some help from you guys.

Bought my 2008 F350 about two weeks ago with 150,000km on it.

I used it to pull my trailer on a 800km round trip. On the way home it started doing one of its many regen cycles and it was actually trying to regen for over an hour. Check engine light came on and the truck was put into limp mode, made it home and used my code reader telling me the DPF was full of soot.


So I took it to the dealer and they just called me today saying they've take it to ford and they've done a "cleaning" on the DPF? Is that even possible? I don't want to go pick it up if they are just trying to pull the wool over my eyes.

Thanks in advance guys

I'd say what you were experiencing is not totally unexpected if the DPF had never been cleaned. And Yes, the recommendation is to have the DPF removed and cleaned thoroughly at around the 100-125K mark. But I'd image driving habits, oil used and fuel quality can impact that a bit.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:32 AM
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Do you know what process they use to clean the DPF?
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:49 AM
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As far as the dealerships process, I have no idea.

But I have seen numerous threads with owners removing the DPF and simply power washing them.

Should I remove the DPF. Look up post #16 to start.

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Old 07-18-2013, 07:10 AM
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Power washing clip.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:04 AM
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Cleaning dpf filter - YouTube

Power washing clip.
Good job EPA! Lets save those particulates from entering the air, gather them in a can, get the can nice and hot and fry them all to bits, then after 100k, wash it down the drain! Awesome plan!
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Good job EPA! Lets save those particulates from entering the air, gather them in a can, get the can nice and hot and fry them all to bits, then after 100k, wash it down the drain! Awesome plan!
Pretty retarded!!(:
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