Stand still Ecodiesel Regen hack

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CWilson81

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Many of you have been put into retard mode due to the dumb 100% DPF due to long excessive idle times. Before I had my 2016 deleted which I highly recommend you do I had this issue before as well. Basically you have to idle the engine up with your foot to warm up the system. After about 5 minutes on high idle to get things hot simply shift it into N hold the break and hold your foot to the floor. This tricks the computer into thinking your driving so you don’t have to drive to regen. It does take a while for the first 10% to go down Im talking close to 10-15 minutes after that they do start to drop. Continue til regen is complete. Once this is complete at 0 you can run your OBD2 scanner and clear the code. Saves you money so ya theres my hack Ive done it and it works. I still highly recommend deleting it saves the engine life adds about 25-65hp depending on your ecm program you get as well as 30% better fuel mileage and about 50-60 more FPT to the rear end. Hope this helps
 
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fxclm5

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i think we can just use alfa obd and force the truck to go into regen now on next key cycle
 

John

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Regen at idle will only work with the 80 or 90% warning. Once it reaches 100% the regen as noted above won't work. At 100% you will need the WiTech tool or aftermarket software such as the Alph OBD that fxlm5 mentioned.
 

carlhenry

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Welcome to the group I don't think flooring a eco is a good idea
 

John

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It's actually okay to do this in neutral. The engine will be governed at 2500 RPM which is the same RPM as the WiTech will do when in stationary/desoot regen mode.
 

CWilson81

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Alrite everyone new to the eco diesel... how do I know my truck is in regen or is in need of doing a regen???
it will tell you to drive at highways speeds once the DPF is at 80%. Also if they gave you a winter front cover which it should have make sure you put it on in -0 and lower and plug it in.Mines been recently deleted once warranties expired due to EGR valve failure. When it tells you to drive at highway speeds you can simply park and put in N and hold the brake and the throttle to the floor. Don’t worry it will not go over 3000 rpm but gets that filter hot enough to burn the soot accumulation out
 

pcatoe

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it will tell you to drive at highways speeds once the DPF is at 80%. Also if they gave you a winter front cover which it should have make sure you put it on in -0 and lower and plug it in.Mines been recently deleted once warranties expired due to EGR valve failure. When it tells you to drive at highway speeds you can simply park and put in N and hold the brake and the throttle to the floor. Don’t worry it will not go over 3000 rpm but gets that filter hot enough to burn the soot accumulation out
Ok gotcha for the most part. But I bought the truck used, and I didn’t get a front cover that you are referring to. I’m in SC so it doesn’t get that cold here but nevertheless I don’t have it or really know what it is.
 

pcatoe

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it will tell you to drive at highways speeds once the DPF is at 80%. Also if they gave you a winter front cover which it should have make sure you put it on in -0 and lower and plug it in.Mines been recently deleted once warranties expired due to EGR valve failure. When it tells you to drive at highway speeds you can simply park and put in N and hold the brake and the throttle to the floor. Don’t worry it will not go over 3000 rpm but gets that filter hot enough to burn the soot accumulation out
Also what does it refer to as highway speeds? Above 55 mph?
 

CWilson81

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Ok gotcha for the most part. But I bought the truck used, and I didn’t get a front cover that you are referring to. I’m in SC so it doesn’t get that cold here but nevertheless I don’t have it or really know what it is.
basically just a cover that fits around the front grill. That DEF starts to gel up after -11C and can cause you all kinds of grief. Mine has told me a couple times I had 250km before engine will not restart. Let it sit and idle and it goes away. Will also put it in retard mode occasionally. Also have an OBD2 reader on handy so you can bypass the codes
 

BoostN

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Also what does it refer to as highway speeds? Above 55 mph?
I don't know the exact figure. But yes, anything around that number (or higher) for a good distance will allow it to regen and get the soot level back to an acceptable amount.
 

pcatoe

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basically just a cover that fits around the front grill. That DEF starts to gel up after -11C and can cause you all kinds of grief. Mine has told me a couple times I had 250km before engine will not restart. Let it sit and idle and it goes away. Will also put it in retard mode occasionally. Also have an OBD2 reader on handy so you can bypass the codes
I don't know the exact figure. But yes, anything around that number (or higher) for a good distance will allow it to regen and get the soot level back to an acceptable amount.
Thanks for the help guys really appreciate the help and info. I’ll be deleting it here in the next couple of weeks to prevent the issues seems more beneficial to delete that to keep the little 24k mike warranty I got when I bought the truck.
 
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SignGuy

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... After about 5 minutes on high idle to get things hot simply shift it into N hold the break and hold your foot to the floor. This tricks the computer into thinking your driving so you don’t have to drive to regen. It does take a while for the first 10% to go down Im talking close to 10-15 minutes after that they do start to drop. Continue til regen is complete.
That's about 20 min of just sitting around in the driveway - I took mine down the road to the next town and back at 60 mph and it was cleared out before I hit 8 miles. I think that is probably better for the truck than just sitting with the engine screamin but if you can't get out to go then I suppose I'd do that as well.
 

Laidbackcat

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You can also manually downshift to keep RPM up to 2500 and drive in town if you can’t get out to drive hwy speeds when the regen notification comes on. I’ve done this several times with mine