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Dpf ???

Ok so I was up at the local ford dealer last night...joking around asking if they had a 6.4 with the flame thrower package. Got to talking a little more and they were saying something about there is actually some operator maintenance on the DPF. He was saying that you have to empty the "particulates" out of the filter. Just wondering if anyone has heard this or is just something talking above there knowledge level? Oh, the truck was lifted on 35's and rode great and had tons of power. Can't wait to have one!
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The DPF collects particulates, when the filter gets "full" it regenerates by burning off the captured particulates. This becomes ash which build up over time. The ash will accumulate until it needs to be removed. For light duty trucks this is at around 150,000 miles.

To remove the ash you need to go to an authorized dealership where they will either clean the ash out of you existing DPF or replace it with a clean one. This is a customer pay maintenance item.

The mileage before your ashes need to be hauled will be significantly shortened by using the wrong fuel or engine oil.
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the regeneration mode will take care of most the particulates, your service engine light will illuminate when and if your dpf needs to be cleaned or replaced. like sacgmc said the wrong fuel or poor fuel will have alot to do with how many miles it takes to need service.
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I can't wait for someone to figure out how to remove the dpf !!! the good news is that ford, chevy, and dodge all have dpf's so that means 3 different camps trying to figure out one problem it will be intresting to see who figures it out first !
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Regen Characteristics

I ONLY HAVE 600 MILES ON MY TRUCK and noticed that when I drive it real hard for 15 min or so (hard excelleration from a stop and hard downshifts) that it goes into regen mode when ever i stop and put it in park.(high idle and lots of heat from exsaust) ive only drive it hard x2, and it went into reg both times, I think regen is directly related to how the truck is driven and used(hauling etc). I just filled up and added cetane increaser due to no 45 cetane aval here in va.o(only 40), Im told lower cetane will def rob HP. It took 35 gals and said 20 miles to empty. I also think we will have 4-5 gals left when it tells u you are emty cause they dont want us pulling fuel from bottom of tank incase there is water and so we do not run out of fuel. my mileage was 17.4 mpg for those that want to know if u are getting 15-16 you prob are driving it hard and will notice more regen modes also.just a bunch of info for anyone who cares, just my observations.......roy
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good info I think you are right on the money with your regen observation ! I also use stanadyne fuel conditioner + ceatain booster ever fill up really keeps the truck running smooth.
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I Have 2100 Miles On My 2008 6.4. I Am Only Getting 11.1 Around Town And 12.4 On The Highway. Can Anyone Help With My Fuel Problem? Thanks
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I can't wait for someone to figure out how to remove the dpf !!!
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I Have 2100 Miles On My 2008 6.4. I Am Only Getting 11.1 Around Town And 12.4 On The Highway. Can Anyone Help With My Fuel Problem? Thanks
I'm getting about 14/16MPG with a 3.74 cc F350 SWB auto. What is your truck configuration?
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