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Cleaning the particulate filter

The best solution to clean the DPF

The best solution for cleaning a particulate filter depends on the type of filter and how dirty it is. Here are some common options for cleaning a particulate filter:

  1. Manual cleaning : If your particulate filter is slightly clogged, you can clean it manually by brushing or blowing it out with compressed air. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for manual cleaning, as some filters should not be brushed or blown in certain directions.
  2. Chemical cleaning : There are specific chemicals for cleaning particulate filters. They can dissolve soot and other contaminants that have accumulated in the filter. Make sure you use a product approved by your filter manufacturer and follow the instructions carefully.
  3. Hydrodynamic cleaning : Hydrodynamic cleaning is an effective method of cleaning heavily fouled filters. This method uses water injected under high pressure to clean the filter. However, this method should be used with caution, as it can damage the filter if used incorrectly.
  4. Replacement : If the filter is too dirty to clean, it must be replaced. Make sure you buy the right replacement filter for your vehicle or equipment, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation.

Ultimately, the cleaning method depends on the type of particulate filter you have and the level of soot it has accumulated. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning or replacing the filter, as this can help extend the life of your filter and maintain the performance of your vehicle or equipment.

The “Hydrodynamic” cleaning we recommend

This operation is carried out with the engine hot and running, without dismantling. Several litres of our unique CC082 cleaning solution are injected under pressure into the DPF or catalytic converter.

The combined effect of the high temperature of the exhaust gases, the pressure exerted by engine acceleration and our cleaning solution is to create turbulence. By propagating through the DPF or catalytic converter, the turbulence loosens the fine particles and dissolves the soot clinging to the exhaust system. They are then eliminated by an effective rinsing of the machine.

You have a problem with your vehicle, such as loss of power, an engine warning light on, exhaust fumes, or you’ve failed your roadworthiness test for pollution, contact us.

Before replacing expensive parts, don’t hesitate to contact our FAP Cleaner technicians who can accurately diagnose your problems and suggest alternative solutions before replacing the parts.

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