Diesel Particulate Filter cleaner is designed to give your engine a good clean from the inside out. It is a chemical treatment which helps to reduce the soot emissions generated by your engine, regenerate the Diesel Particulate Filter and clean away any existing soot particles.
This will result in a reduced fuel consumption overall and will help to make the DPF last for longer, delaying the need to pay for an expensive new filter. It is a great way to clean your DPF without having to remove and dismantle the filter itself and manually clean it by hand. It will increase the efficiency of the regeneration process, burning off more of the soot particles which collect in the filter and taking less time to do it. This is particularly useful for drivers who use their vehicle mainly for short distances within the city and who therefore rarely rely on passive regeneration to clean the DPF on their car.
The cleaner works extremely quickly, so you won’t have to sit around and wait to see fantastic results. The cleaner is extremely simple to use. All you have to do is pour the correct amount directly into your fuel tank just before you will up with diesel. It is then recommended that you drive for around 15 minutes on a stretch of quiet road with a reasonably high speed limit, trying to keep the revs at between 2 and 2.5 rpm. This will give the cleaner plenty of time to work its way to the DPF and to help to burn off any excess soot which has collected there. The cleaner works best if you use it on an empty tank, and fill it up completely straight after you have poured in the cleaner.
Keep a bottle of it in your car so that you don’t forget to take it with you next time you fill up the tank. DPF cleaner comes in handy bottles which are specifically designed to make it easy to pour the cleaner straight into your fuel tank. Some cleaners come in bottles with a non-drip feature so that you don’t pour the cleaner all over the car as you tip it upside town to fit it into the fuel tank feeder. Read the label carefully to find out exactly how much you need to add to your fuel tank. Diesel Particulate Filter cleaner will only be completely effective if you add it to the diesel in the correct ratio.
The cleaner works by reducing the combustion temperature of the soot particles. This means that the exhaust does not have to be quite so hot in order to burn off the particles which have gathered in the Diesel Particulate Filter. It is therefore much easier for passive regeneration to occur, even in vehicles which are not travelling at high speeds for long distances. It also means that the combustion of the soot particles happens much faster, so a complete regeneration cycle will take much less time. This massively decreases the chance of getting a blocked filter. Again, this is particularly useful for city drivers, who without the cleaner, might not make regular journeys which are long enough to complete a full regeneration cycle.
Exhaust gases will flow much more quickly through a DPF which is emptier and not filled with soot particles. This will reduce fuel consumption and mean that you can travel further without having to fill up your tank. DPF cleaner isn’t expensive at all, and is a much cheaper alternative to having to replace your Diesel Particulate Filter altogether. Most drivers find that if the DPF warning light comes on in their car, after having applied a dose of DPF cleaner to the fuel tank, the light disappears within 10 – 15 minutes, without requiring expensive intervention by mechanics.
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