Regeneration cycles receive filter function

Frequent short-distance journeys put a strain not only on the engine, but also on the exhaust system of vehicles. Many diesel vehicles are equipped with a particulate filter these days which requires regular regeneration over high temperatures for reliable cleaning of the emission gases. If regeneration cycles are reduced or not carried out at all, high costs would be incurred for cleaning or replacing the clogged filter. BIZOL diesel particulate filter regeneration+ d61 reduces soot built-up especially on short distances and city traffic.

Unfavourable driving profiles make DPF regeneration more difficult

Different framework conditions may hamper or prevent the regeneration of the DPF. Clogged injectors, a dirty exhaust gas recirculation valve, poor fuel quality, but also frequent short-distance journeys are reasons for premature clogging of the filter.

Cost factor of clogged particulate filters

A clogged soot particle filter can be detected by the indicator and warning lights in the car. Many car drivers then notice the deteriorating functionality of the DPF via a decreasing power delivery of the engine. The emergency program of the engine management system limits the maximum driving speed to a maximum of 80 to 100 km/h. In this case, a workshop should be consulted.

Solution approach: long distance driving

To avoid unnecessary workshop costs, the regeneration of the filter should be given high priority. In order to avoid the DPF losing its filtering function, clogging should be avoided and its regular regeneration is necessary. Thus, driving in certain driving profiles can promote this. For example, maintaining a constant speed over long distances allows the engine to reach high combustion temperatures of around 600 °C. These driving profiles are usually similar to those of long motorway or country road journeys and promote the regeneration of the DPF.

Key factor: ignition temperature

It is easier, faster and cheaper to apply BIZOL DPF Regeneration+ d61. The application is simple: add it to every tank refuelling or every third one (depending on the fuel quality). It has a catalytic effect and lowers the soot’s ignition temperature to approx. 350 °C, to guarantee continuous soot burn-off even at low loads and lower temperatures.

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