[quote=Painted Horse;3351034][QUOTE=Idiesel;3350972] Have y'all shut off down during a regen before?
I've stopped worrying about Active regens. They come and happen as the truck requires them. If I need to turn the truck off, i shut it down, I don't even glance at my Edge to see if I'm in the middle of regen. It just doesn't matter.
I have shut down in the middle of a regen. When you start the truck up it runs just fine and will start counting up soot % just like any other start up, It will not start a new regen until you reach the trigger points ( around 2.70%) The truck doesn't restart and immediately say, "OH I didn't finish my last regen, Gotta start one right now". It just goes about doing it's job until the sensor it the trigger point.
So lets say I start a regen at 2.70% and it cleans down to 2.30% and I shut the truck off. When I restart the truck, I might have to drive 50 miles before the count again climbs from the 2.30% to the trigger point at 2.70%.
What is the difference in doing a full regen for 10 minutes or doing two regens that are only partial and only ran 5 minutes each? Other than the drivers paranoia about a regen. You don't loose any power, Most people can't tell while driving that the truck is even doing a regen.
The exhaust system does partial passive regens all the time. Every time you get exhaust temps above 572°F a Passive regen is taking place. Most passive regens are short regens. While you climb a grade type of stuff. Watch you Edge CTS soot % display and you can see it climb and drop as you drive.
I think way too many owners worry too much about this. It's a non-event, Let the computers do their thing and just drive your truck.
I'm not worried about it I was just simply stating it filled up quickly and I'm sure ford took it into consideration about not being able to drive it till it's done cleaning. I just think about the heat and fuel being pushed through the turbocharger.
Which brings me to another question. Why do y'all think ford kept post injection instead putting a injector in the exhaust like Chevy? What do you think the advantages and disadvantages are?
Figured I'd ask in the thread that is already along the same lines instead of starting whole new thread.
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