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My OCR Regen Experience

Today my 2017 F350 King Ranch went into its first OCR Regen, thats Operator Commanded Regeneration.

I have alittle over 7100 miles on my truck and I had the Dealer turn on the OCR feature when I first bought the truck.

Welp today was the day that I initiated its first manual OCR.

It was pretty easy, I watched the DPF Status go from zero to 100% over the course of this week, once it gets to 100% it just says DPF is full, then it will just to drop until it hits Zero. Well today I wasn't able to drive long enough for it to go into an active regen so it just said DPF Full, when I got back to the parking lot and put the truck into Park the truck asked me if I wanted to Clean the DPF, I hit the OK button and then it asked me if I was in a safe area, I hit the OK button again and the truck started its OCR Regen. It took about 30 mins and once completed the truck said it was completed and the DPF status was again Zero.

I made a video to help others.
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Ok the following is just my experience and based on what the dealer diesel tech told me about how OCR works.

Bought my 2017 Ford F350 on black Friday November 2017. Truck has roughly 16 miles on it. I told the dealer that one of the only ways I was going to switch to Ford is if they turn on the OCR Regen from the dealer at no cost.

Once turned on the dealer tech walked me through the process. He showed me on the screen how it works. He said that you will now see two new settings, one in Truck Info and Settings on the dash. First the Diesel Particulate Filter Status and on the dash in Truck Info and in Settings you will see Auto Regen.

I noticed that I could not uncheck Auto Regen and I ask "why?". The Diesel Tech told me that the reason why is because Ford doesn't want customers conducting only a manual regen because we may forget to do one and the filter will get so full and cause damage.

Auto Regen is turned on so that the truck will operate normally conducting normal regen processes while driving.

Now the Diesel Particulate Filter Status will read from zero to 100%. Once it reaches 100% it will just read DPF Full. Now the filter is capable of Zero to 200% full. Zero to 100% is normal and is what we will see. The filter is capable of 200% saturation. This gives the truck wiggle room. Now when the truck reaches 120% full (You will not see this percentage) the next time you stop and put the truck in Park it will then ask you if you want to clean the exhaust. It will ask you for couple prompts and once you accept those prompts then your truck will go into an OCR regen.

Conducting a manual or OCR Regen is not something you can do anytime you want, the truck has to meet the right conditions first and then it will decide if conducting an OCR Regen is the best way to clean the exhaust and give you the prompts to initiate it.

My truck conducted its first OCR Regen at 7132 miles. Before then my truck did its normal regen on the highway and sometimes did it in the city. It will reach DPF Full status and then begin to drop to 95%, 90%, 85% all the way down to Zero.

My OCR Experience again took just shy of 30 minutes, once I gave the truck permission to initiate the OCR the trucks RPMs went to 2k and stayed there and then dropped to normal idle after about 27 minutes. After it dropped it said exhaust cleaning complete or something to that effect, I really do not remember but I do remember reading the DPF Status as zero.

Hope this helps.
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@powerstroke1701 or shall I say 99dodge Thank you for the helpful post. You should do more videos as they are very helpful. Also to follow up on the other forum I had reached out to the folks there Kernersville and got hooked up with a great guy. I will keep you updated on my search.
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@powerstroke1701 or shall I say 99dodge Thank you for the helpful post. You should do more videos as they are very helpful. Also to follow up on the other forum I had reached out to the folks there Kernersville and got hooked up with a great guy. I will keep you updated on my search.
Haha LOL yeah I'm 99dodge on Cumminsforum too. You're welcome. I will be doing more videos to help others as I'm learning too.

Kernersville is great and they should help you find the right truck for you. Thanks for the update.

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OCR regen, from start to finish.

Here is an update. My truck did a second OCR Regen today. This time I took a video of how to initiate it, and what happens when its finished.


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When doing an OCR, I assume that the time parked (in your case 30 minutes) is adding to engine idle time?

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When doing an OCR, I assume that the time parked (in your case 30 minutes) is adding to engine idle time?
I honestly have no idea but I would assume yes.

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That kind of blows my mind that you did a full regen only 800 miles apart.
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That kind of blows my mind that you did a full regen only 800 miles apart.
Well I average a Full Regen every 300 miles or so. This is normal for all trucks. If you don't have the OCR turned on you will never know.

The manual says regens will happen between 100-500 miles.

Everyone does a full regen every few hundred miles but 95% of people out there don't pay attention to it.

I wanted to do another OCR so I just didn't go drive on the highway.

Here is a video of my truck doing a normal active highway regen.


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I keep reading that trucks regen every 300-500 miles . I have 1200 and have yet to regen. Since adding the OCR and dpf % screen I have been watching it go up. Started at 55% and as off the other day I was at 85%.


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