Regening trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Packmule, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    So I'm sitting here burning daylight and pumping tons of co2 into the air Regening this stupid filter. Can't think of a stupider piece of technology! Also glad I'm not sitting in the middle of nowhere at 30 below hoping it works.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Just keep putting it to the floor til it quits. Lol
  3. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    Make sure your exhaust stack is not near anything flammable. What an age we live in.
  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Um, ok.
    Not sure what you are trying to tell us?
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    His DPF is full.
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  7. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    There is talk going on trying to get these removed as a lot of recent truck fires are being started the the dpf filter.

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  8. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Wow! Hadn't heard that. Hope they do remove them. Just one more thing to go wrong and leave you sitting in the cold.
  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I've had a hydraulic hybrid equipped with DPF regen for about two years now, never had to regen. One thing they need to do is give these vehicles to drivers with some sort of highway driving to allow the regen process to work.
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  10. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    I agree. Just don't give it to me!
  11. youllbefine

    youllbefine Active Member

    Right.. They are not meant to be down town never going over 25 mph.. They need to see open the open road at top speed to clean the exhaust system out correctly
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  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    that's the stupidest thing I've heard of in a long time
  13. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Fortunately or unfortunately, the newer diesel trucks have to have this feature, so at some point in time , all diesel trucks in the fleet will have this feature. I've noticed with the cold weather we've had here in the Northeast that even trucks going at highway speeds for considerable lengths of time and distance still required the parked regeneration.

    It was so cold that the truck exhaust system could not generate the necessary heat needed to do the "passive" regeneration. Even parked vehicles doing an active regeneration had a problem building up to the necessary temperatures(particularly on the Sterlings).

    In that case the regeneration would have to take place in an enclosed warm area like the shop or parked somewhere else to await a warmer day to do the "regen".
  14. Pickles

    Pickles Member

    Glad it's not just us. All of our new Macks have been doing it this year. I don't remember any of them doing it last year though?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    CNG anyone?
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Yes, some in the Atl hub. We have only had the pleasure of hydraulic and electric hybrids here.
  17. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Mine is inconsistent. And I do have highway miles. Seen it do the passive regen in subzero temperatures or otherwise. Then suddenly, won't do it at all.
    Whenever pickup volume is low I unload with the cart so I can park outside and leave it in regen. Otherwise I write it up for mechanics to do after it's unloaded.
    Pain in the butt. And really fun when they use it for Saturday air.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Flux Capacitor on order.
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Don't know if it's the same thing, but a spare diesel 700 had some regeneration button on it. I decided to fool with it and after a while, the check engine light came on. The new trucks sure do beep plenty when you do that!
  20. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Same thing.