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Old September 7th, 2011, 07:19   #72
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Originally Posted by MacBuckeye View Post
Good to see a 2011 model here. It will be interesting to see how the oil ash builds up in our cars as they get older. Besides using additives, I think I will utilize the "Italian tune-up" as an additional preventative maintenance procedure to keep my DPF and exhaust system in tip-top shape.
The italian tune-up should help clear the turbo and exhaust manifold of any soot, however I think getting an active regen while on the highway (2k rpm) is probably best. Decent engine load should raise EGTs and high flow rate should help get the unburned diesel deep into the DPF core.
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