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We are a full service light and medium duty diesel service facility. We also service and repair cars and trucks with gasoline engines!
Call us for any questions you may have. We service brakes, intake services, engine, transmission, suspension and more!
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We are here for your bumper to bumper vehicle maintenance and repair.
Diesel Particulate Filter service available on all light duty diesel. DPF filters are used on most 2007-and newer light duty diesel trucks. Call for more information.
Brief article can be found at the bottom of this webpage on regeneration.
Do you have a Ford Superduty 6.4L 2007.5 -2010 with a 6.4L?
We perform DPF regeneration diagnostics on 6.4L and other diesels and on board regeneration using our IDS Ford scan tool. We also have manufactuer scan tools for GM, Dodge and Sprinter.
We also service all other Ford vans and F Series as well. We use the OEM IDS Integrated Diagnostic Service PC to provide you the best diagnostic printout available.
GM Duramax 6.6L from the Chevrolet Siliverado, TopKick to the GMC Sierra and the Kodiak. We use the GM Tech 2 to enable us to retrieve and diagnose with OEM precision.
We use other scan tools to aid you in your truck and car needs.
Have a motorhome gasoline or a diesel pusher? We service and use our diagnostic equipment to interface and scan issues with engine light on or driveability issues. Maintenance service includes oil changes, transmission service, brakes (hydraulic and air brakes) plus we install new upgrades. Coolant flushes and A\C service available.
We are available from 8:00am to 5:30pm everyday Monday through Friday. Call us for any questions you may have. 702-642-2283 or 2281
Diesel Emission Controls
Diesel and Fuel Economy a brief article on DOC and DPF.
Most of the 2007.5 and newer light duty and medium duty trucks are equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC). The DPF is designed to filter particulate matter better known as soot.
Here is a quick break down how it works. DPF, diesel particulate FILTER. Yes this is a filter. It is a serviceable item. As the truck is running, the DPF is filtering and trapping the soot or particulate matter. Eventually by the use of sensors and programming, the engine managment computer on your truck will sense and calculate when the DPF needs to be cleaned. On vehicle cleaning is called regeneration. These vehicles will give you a warning or a check engine light will be illuminated.
Regeneration is the process of burning soot. As the truck runs and the computer management system monitors the calculated amount of soot, the DPF has collected, the program will come to a conclusion when a DPF needs to be regenerated.
At this time the truck may display a message like DRIVE UNTIL CLEAN. The regeneration process better known as an ACTIVE regeneration will wait for the exhaust to be warm above 350 degrees F. The programming of the on board computer will command post injections to allow the piston in the exhaust stroke to push fuel into the exhaust where it will meet the DOC. The DOC will chemically react with the fuel in the exhaust and become very hot. This heat can exceed over 1000 degrees F. This high temperature will burn the soot in the DPF and convert it to ash.
Here is the interesting part, in order to run an active regeneration, the programming will command the fuel injectors to inject fuel into the cylinder as the piston approaches the exhaust stroke. Yes, fuel is being dumped into the exhaust to create an active regeneration!
Since fuel is sprayed into the cylinder it isnt surprising to see that a bit of this fuel can migrate around the piston and rings. Depending on temperature this fuel can become carbonized around the rings due to frequent regenerations. (see picture below).
This can be verified with engine oil is diluted and finding that the oil level is overfull above the mark on the oil dipstick.
If the piston rings are saturated with fuel in time they become full of carbon. Sticking or stuck piston rings can lead to lower compression and poor fuel economy.
Customers will notice more engine blowby or crankcase gases.
Our technicians at Powertrain Performance LLC can help alleviate this issue by running a stationary regeneration using factory software and running a cleaner through the crankcase to bring back compression and lower crankcase pressure.
We can improve your power and fuel economy. Call for details and a service! 702-642-2283.