You use your truck for daily commuting or hauling the family and trailer for a long weekend of camping, you’re rolling up to your work or that campsite and you notice the LML go into regeneration (regen). You can’t keep driving as you should because you got a job to do or things to unpack. You can’t help but wonder what can be done to keep your LML from going into this cycle as often as it does, we’ll get into that in bit, first let’s look a little more at DPF regen.
The DPF takes essentially 700 miles or 18 hours of drive time to put it to the maximum values of normal calculated mass soot levels, which if you were curious is 44 grams. Active Regen describes the procedure your truck goes through to burn that accumulated soot. To do this, fuel is dosed through a 9th injector directly into your exhaust. Many drivers have noticed a drop in MPG and even potentially a lack of power during regen.
A popular theory is that if you go through regen less frequently, your MPGs will go up. So, how can you go through less regens?