Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: DAMNED GEORGIA
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Why did it display different these two times? Is my truck trying to tell me it was about to clog up my dpf or something?
When you drive for extended periods, the DPF is able to passively regen which helps to lengthen out the time between active regens (active regen = CLEANING EXHAUST SYSTEM). If the truck is in active regen and it gets interrupted a few times (not being able to complete the cycle), you will get the DRIVE TO CLEAN EXHAUST SYSTEM message, which is basically telling you to go find a highway and drive for 15-20 minutes (varies) to complete the active regen cycle. Eventually, if you never get to finish the active regen cycle, at some point you will find yourself with a CEL and a trip to the dealer.
The best way to deal with this is to TUNE & DELETE!
2015 F350 DRW Platinum, SCT X4, EDGE CTS2, aFe PDS, AirLift 5000 Ultimate & Wireless Air, Lund LED Bull Bar, RC Grille bar, B&W 5th Wheel, Stark LED Lighting
2010 F250, H&S Mini Maxx, aFe PDS, Diamond Eye 4", Pro Comp Nitro 2.5", Bilstein 5100, SmittyBilt Bull Bar, Bushwacker Pocket Style, B&W Slider, Firestone Ride-Rite, Fuel Hostage 20x10, Pioneer/Kicker/JL Audio
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