Utility vehicle DPF
Cleaning the diesel particulate filter of light utility vehicles.
Diesel particulate filters of light utility vehicles and vans are a real challenge when it comes to cleaning. While the filter can usually be removed in utility vehicles and construction machines as a modular system and is freely accessible for cleaning, piping is welded on in front of and behind the filter in passenger cars This makes the filter substrate difficult to access for cleaning.
Oberland Mangold has developed a gentle cleaning process that removes almost all of the embedded soot particles and especially also the ash residues. With this new procedure, it is no longer necessary to remove pipes and parts of the housing in order to make the filter directly accessible for cleaning.
The result can be seen.
- The original quality is maintained. The high quality original diesel particulate filter is still used.
- Up to 70% in savings compared to purchasing a new filter.
- Effectiveness. The cleaned filter is as good as new.
- Improved NO₂ performance. Less exhaust gas back pressure. Less fuel consumption.
- Optimal engine output.
- Efficiency. The filter usually lasts for the vehicle's lifetime..
100% cleaning quality "Made by Oberland“
How long does a diesel particulate filter last in a van?
Diesel particulate filters (DPF) of light utility vehicles and vans up to 3.5 tonnes are often heavily used in the everyday operation of the vehicle. Especially in distribution transport, i.e. the delivery of goods and services in city centres, the soot particles embedded in the diesel particulate filter are usually not sufficiently regenerated. The reason for this is that the exhaust temperatures are too low. This is caused by driving in city traffic at low speeds. The required 250°C is rarely reached in the exhaust gas, which is required for a continuous self-combustion of the embedded soot particles. The result is a diesel particulate filter overloaded with soot and ash with all of the negative consequences.
The following signs are typical of a diesel particulate filter overloaded with soot and ash:
- Higher fuel consumption
- Lower engine output
- Fault / vehicles go into emergency operation. As a result, often very expensive damage to the engine and turbocharger
- Consequential damage to the filter due to thermal overload
The workshop usually replaces the original diesel particulate filter with a new filter. This can be expensive, because an original replacement costs between EUR 1,000 and 2,500 depending on the vehicle model. Now there is a much more cost-effective solution:
Revitalise your diesel particulate filter when its performance starts to weaken.