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Old February 18th, 2018, 18:15   #21
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Originally Posted by nicklockard View Post
Yep, basically someone decided that diesels with DPF are "for highway use only" and engineered the DPF's accordingly. So utterly stupid--and such a simple thing, you wonder how they overlooked plain common sense. They should have an interactive that lets you know something like: "I need 15 uninterrupted minutes for regen soon, please authorize when you are ready." Then the driver could defer it, but the "xx" minute time would just grow. It would decrease DPF early deaths more than any other thing, IMO.
I picked up my Ram 1500 Ecodiesel yesterday. According to the owners manual, it will tell me when I need a regen and also when the truck is in the process. I put about 20 miles on it for the test drive and then 100 coming home. So I’m sitting at about 135. Too soon for a regen.
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