I did not find a “First Regen” thread, so I started my own.
I have been waiting for my first Regen to happen, and was wondering If I just haven’t noticed it yet. Well finally happened yesterday. When I shut the engine off, I heard a strange sound coming from the engine.
A quick search of this forum, and I find out it’s called “Flutter”. I popped the hood, and fired her back up again. While I was looking at the air filter monitor, the idle speed kicked up by itself. And I heard a very strange sound coming from the fender well.
Best way to describe it is it sounds like a gas dryer burner turning on and off. I did notice the smell of hot metal and paint burning. I did not know how long the truck wanted to run the regen cycle, but I had read that it likes a constant RPM. So I took her out on the interstate for a few miles. I figured the constant airflow under the chassis during the regen cycle would be a good thing.
However, when I got home and put her in park with the parking brake set…, she went right back into Regen mode. So I just let her run to see how long she took. She ran in Regen for 4 minutes and returned to normal idle. My first Regen was at 35 engine hours and 950 miles.