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Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning


Wheel Alignment Services Available Nationwide

Run Routes Confident with a Clean DPF

Highly skilled TA Truck Service technicians treat your diesel particulate filter with care during the inspecting, transporting, cleaning, testing and return processing of your DPF. TA truck Service does not exchange or substitute filters, and you can always expect the technician will review your results with you, as well as provide you with a copy to take with you. TA Truck Service also provides pick-up and delivery service with a 24-hour turn around.

What is a diesel particulate filter?

A DPF is a device installed in the exhaust stream of diesel engines made after Jan. 1, 2007 in response to more stringent emission regulations. Exhaust flows through an open inlet channel and is restricted at the plugged end, where it is forced through porous walls where soot is trapped. The exhaust then passes through the wall and out of the adjacent cell where the outlet end is open.

Adverse health effects have been linked to harmful particulate matter found in diesel emissions that contain carcinogenic components that can cause multiple adverse health effects including asthma, respiratory distress and cardiovascular issues. The most harmful of these particles are less than 10 microns in size, and are able to get in to the deepest regions of the human respiratory system.

While the DPFs do their job in removing particulate matter, the soot left behind can build up and reduce the filter’s effectiveness. While a diesel engine can last for more than 20 years, a DPF must be replaced two to three times during that time span. The more the soot becomes impacted in the filter, the shorter the life of the filter, and the more difficult and costly it becomes to clean. Regular pneumatic and thermal cleaning is an economic option when compared to expensive OEM DPF replacements.

Benefits of a clean DPF:

  • Improved vehicle performance
  • Increased fuel economy
  • Less downtime
  • Extend DPF life
  • Experience fewer regenerations
  • Lower maintenance costs

Pneumatic cleaning

*Recommended for drivers under time constraints
  • Record DPF owner & serial number
  • Visually inspect & airflow test DPF
    • Record any blocked or failed filter cells
    • Record any defects & damage
  • Pneumatically clean filter
  • After clean test
    • Record any blocked or failed filter cells
    • Record any defects & damage
    • Results comparison
  • Filters with a passing performance are returned to their original owners

Pneumatic cleaning is the only step many competitors complete in their DPF cleaning process, however, at TA Truck Service goes beyond the standard, offering thermal cleaning. This industry leading cleaning procedure is designed to get a filter back to its OE air flow specifications – between 0.5-1.0 on the flow meter.

Thermal cleaning

*Recommended process for heavy soot filters not recovered with pneumatic cleaning.
  • Preliminary pneumatic cleaning.
  • Bake filter for 8 to 10 hours to oxidize trapped soot and loosen deposits
  • Remove any oil or fluid residue that would interfere with pneumatic cleaning
  • Repeat pneumatic cleaning to blow out soot freed from thermal cleaning
  • After clean test
    • Record any blocked or failed filter cells
    • Record any defects & damage
    • Results comparison
  • Filters with a passing performance are returned to their original owners

DPF cleaning services are available at the following TA Truck Service locations:

  • Petro Dodge City, AL
  • Petro Gadsden Lube, AL
  • Petro Atlanta, GA
  • Petro Carnesville, GA
  • TA Atlanta South, GA
  • TA Cartersville, GA
  • TA Commerce, GA
  • TA Madison, GA
  • Petro Carl’s Corner, TX
  • Petro Weatherford, TX
  • TA Dallas South, TX
  • TA Denton, TX
  • TA Hillsboro, TX
  • TA Rockwall, TX
  • TA Terrell, TX
  • Petro Gary, IN
  • Petro Remington, IN
  • TA DeMotte, IN
  • TA Gary, IN
  • TA Lake Station, IN
  • TA Porter, IN
  • TA Sawyer, MI
  • Petro Franklin Lube, KY
  • Petro Glendale, KY
  • Petro Kingston Springs, TN
  • TA Antioch, TN
  • TA Franklin, TN
  • TA Nashville, TN
  • TA Bloomsbury, NJ
  • TA Columbia, NJ
  • TA Maybrook, NY
  • Petro Scranton, PA
  • TA Bloomsburg, PA
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