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Exhaust Cleaning Light

I bought an 08 f250 two weeks ago and absolutely love it so far. Tons more power than my 6.0 and drives much better. For some reason My "Cleaning Exhaust System" light keeps coming on every day and i probably only drive it 30 miles each day. Is this typical for a 6.4?
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Depends on the amount of idle time and how hard your driving it. Every 30 miles is way too often if you're not seeing any idle time.

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From what I've heard it's going in to Re-Gen on your DPF? Again this is just from what I have read, but if you’re not driving it for more than 30 miles to and from work it will stay in the Re-Gen mode allot which sucks fuel mileage. I think a DPF delete solves this, however you might have emissions testing in your state. Hope that helps, maybe someone else more knowledgeable will chime in.

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No matter where you live it's illegal to remove the DPF according to Federal Emissions Law. That said, the sooner you get that thing off, the better you'll be. I'd definitely take it to the dealer to get the DPF looked at. Depending on the mileage or previous owner (if there was one), your DPF may be clogged and/or broken.

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Myabe it never finishes the regen process which is why you keep getting the message? A long drive may fix that. Then again, the dealer may have to intervene if the dpf is really clogged.
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Myabe it never finishes the regen process which is why you keep getting the message? A long drive may fix that. Then again, the dealer may have to intervene if the dpf is really clogged.
This - If it doesn't finish, it will try it again. Take it for a 20 mile drive down the interstate.
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I bet it never finishes like was said. It just restarts everytime you start the truck.

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Myabe it never finishes the regen process which is why you keep getting the message? A long drive may fix that. Then again, the dealer may have to intervene if the dpf is really clogged.
My 08 just went through this. We came home on Sunday and 1/2 mile from home it went into Rgen mode. I parked the truck and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, I took trips that were under 6 miles round trip. The "cleaning exhaust filter" came on as soon as the truck came up to operating temp. It never had a chance to finish.

So yesterday I took our oldest daughter out to Lowe's and took the long way home ( 15 miles). Mostly 55-60 mph in the country. The Rgen process finally had a chance to complete the cycle.

Granted my "miles to empty" went from 78 to 45 during that time. Damn DPF!!

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I bet it never finishes like was said. It just restarts everytime you start the truck.
That's exactly what I thought when I read the OP. probably just need to get out on the highway and drive a bit until the message clears. Eventually it may go into limp mode because it's not be cleaned.

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