Whether you’re a heavy-duty diesel vehicle owner or fleet operator, it's important to understand the ins and outs of the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and diesel particulate filter (DPF). These systems play a crucial role in reducing emissions and ensuring the proper functioning of your vehicle. At Inland Truck Repair, we specialize in providing top-notch EGR system and DPF repair services for heavy-duty diesel trucks. Our team of experienced mechanics has the knowledge and tools to diagnose and repair any issues with these systems.
The EGR system is responsible for reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by recirculating a portion of the exhaust gas back into the engine. This process reduces the amount of oxygen available for combustion, which in turn lowers the peak combustion temperatures and reduces the formation of NOx.
EGR systems are known to have a number of common issues, including clogged EGR valves and passages, sticking EGR valves, and malfunctioning EGR temperature sensors. These issues can lead to a decrease in engine performance and an increase in emissions.
At Inland Truck Repair, our mechanics are equipped to handle any EGR system issues. We begin by performing a thorough diagnosis of the system to determine the root cause of the problem. From there, we can perform repairs such as EGR valve cleaning or replacement, EGR passage cleaning, and EGR temperature sensor replacement. Once the repairs or maintenance is finished, we’ll run comprehensive diagnostic testing to ensure the EGR system is operating exactly how it should. If not, we’ll continue tweaking things until everything is reading to the satisfaction of our team and meets our standards.
The DPF, also known as the diesel particulate filter, is responsible for trapping and removing soot particles from exhaust gas. This helps to reduce particulate matter emissions and improve air quality. Once enough soot and other contaminants builds up on the DPF, it enters what’s called a regeneration period. This involves the DPF burning off the contaminant build-up and “regenerating” itself so it can continue functioning. Although the DPF can be forced into the regeneration cycle, the latter will typically happen whenever the DPF sensors deem there’s enough build-up to warrant the cycle; unfortunately, this can happen on the road just as often as the yard.
The DPF can have a number of common issues, including clogged DPF filters, malfunctioning DPF sensors, and issues with the DPF regeneration process (such as too frequent regeneration cycles or the regeneration not functioning as intended). These issues can lead to decreased engine performance, increased emissions, and even damage to the engine.
At Inland Truck Repair, our mechanics are experts in DPF repair. We begin by performing a thorough diagnosis of the system to determine the root cause of the problem. From there, we can perform repairs such as DPF filter cleaning or replacement, DPF sensor replacement, and DPF regeneration system repairs.
At Inland Truck Repair, we understand the importance of keeping your heavy-duty diesel truck in top condition. Our team of experienced mechanics is equipped with the knowledge and tools to diagnose and repair any issues with your EGR system and DPF. We use only high-quality parts and ensure that all repairs are done to the highest standards.
The EGR system and DPF play an important role in reducing emissions and ensuring the proper functioning of heavy-duty diesel trucks. At Inland Truck Repair, our team of experienced mechanics has the knowledge and tools to diagnose and repair any issues with these systems, ensuring your vehicle runs smoothly and efficiently. Don't hesitate to contact us for all your heavy-duty diesel truck repair needs.
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