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So i bought my truck with 60 miles on it and somehow it has 15 idle hours so the truck has been dying to regen it started the cycle the other day but i didnt have time to drive it and it started again today so i took it for a 30 mile cruise my question is does it tell you when its done ?? it makes a big ol deal of telling you its about to start cooking but i didnt see anything saying complete i stoped smelling the heat but that about all i got
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It takes mine about 10 miles of moderate speed to complete. It doesn't tell you when it's done. I have a monitor and I can tell when it's regening.


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I just say "ok" and it does its thing. I have never determined when it ends. Although, yesterday morning I pulled the truck out of the garage and let it high idle in the driveway for about 10 minutes before I was ready to leave. When I came back out into the garage, there was a heavy smell of Ford diesel exhaust that I hadn't smelled since my '06. So, I'm not sure what it had going on.......but I liked it.
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Using the instant mpg is how I tell when it's done.

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Yea i can imagine the post DPF EGT's go down quite a bit on the watchdog or insight when its all said and done with haha
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Instant MPG is a sure fire way of telling when it's done. At highway speed I'm running about 19-20 MPG in my truck normally, when regeneration is in process it's closer to 11-12. As soon as it's done it jumps back up to 19-20 MPG.

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Like other have said. Watch your instant MPG's. I have timed my once the regen starts. It takes about 9 1/2 minutes to complete a regen. I typically regen after driving at highway speed so everything it at full operating temp and continue at highway speed through the whole regen with the 9 min regens. It has occasionally started the regen while hopping around town and has not completed before shutting down. I don't know if it takes longer or not if it starts before you at full operating temps or going slower.

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