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Old 01-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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How difficult to clean dpf?

Been digging around and haven't really found the answers I'm looking for. I'm seen some posts from people who've cleaned their own dpf's with a small electric pressure washer. Well, I have the small electric pressure washer and I'm not above unbolting the dpf and trying this. Aside from shooting water through backwards in relation to exhaust flow, anything else I should know?
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:14 PM
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Wear a mask so your not breathing any of it. Don't get caught by any EPA nazis as they now consider the waste within to be a bio hazzard.
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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I beleive a regen cycle is somewhere over 1200* ..... with that being said I Doubt a electric pressure going to make much differrence. Best thing for a DPF is to remove it and lay it on the garage floor permanently. Good luck !!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:26 PM
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I'd love to lay it on the garage floor but I'm in emissions territory and visual inspections of emissions devices are performed during yearly state mechanical inspections. Gutting it is not out of the question.
As for the regen, my truck is at 118000 miles. The book says that the truck will set a code to get you to take the truck into the dealer at 120000 to have the dpf inspected. I was hoping a quick self clean in the driveway(or backyard) would help free it up a bit. I don't know much about it as it is since my Duramax didn't have as an intrusive device.
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When it regens it converts the soot to ash. Pressure washer will help, air pressure, yes. I won't hurt anything. It will not fully clean it, but it should be better off than before the cleaning.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:41 PM
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Wear a mask so your not breathing any of it. Don't get caught by any EPA nazis as they now consider the waste within to be a bio hazzard.
Interesting if that's true.

I'll refrain from posting how I clean a DPF then EPA might hunt me down
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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Interesting if that's true.

I'll refrain from posting how I clean a DPF then EPA might hunt me down
Yeah, news to me too. I read it a couple times though. Heres one of the places I saw it.

http://www.pickartsradiator.com/howadpfworks.html

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:44 PM
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very interesting, thanks
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Or you could buy one ebay with only 10000 miles like the one I am selling. I bought it as either a spare if I ever had to put one back on or to gut it to make it look legal.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:28 PM
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I like the "leave it on garage floor" idea. But I have mine in the barn with feed sacks taped on the ends so mud dobbers dont build nests in it, so IF i ever have to put it back on itll be ready to go.
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