DPF Blues

Authored by: Allan Zieser, STLE, CLS


Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) are designed to remove the soot particles from the exhaust of diesel engines. But often, ash from the engine's exhaust takes over the filters and causes them to fill up with more with than soot particles. The key issue is that while soot particles can be burnt off during the regeneration, ash particles cannot. In fact, current research shows the ash particles can be up to 90% of the total contents of a full diesel exhaust filter. This means that your DPF system is filling up before it should, so you're replacing filters more often they should need to be. How can we save our filters from expensive cleanings and replacements?


A great place to start would be with your heavy-duty engine oil. Switching to Chevron Delo 600 ADF can lower the ash content of your exhaust by up to two and a half times! This allows your filter to store and burn off more soot which allows the filter to last two and a half times longer than with any other oil on the market. The lower ash content in combination with the unique engine oil formulation allows your equipment to run longer making you more productive than ever before. This is perfect for equipment that has high amounts of idle time, like grain trucks, garbage trucks, heavy-duty off-road equipment, busses, and any other diesel-powered equipment that you own.


Contact your Ottsen Oil Expert to find out how to get Chevron Delo 600 ADF 15W-40 or 10W 30 into your equipment and become more profitable today!



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