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DPF Filter Cleaning Service

Bayshore is now offering DPF filter cleaning! Getting your DPF filters cleaned will help improve your vehicle performance, increase fuel economy, decrease downtime, extend DPF life and lower maintenance cost. You will also experience fewer regenerations. Just another way Bayshore Truck Center is working hard to keep you on the road and out of the shop.

What is a diesel particulate filter?

The DPF is designated to remove the particulate matter (soot) from the exhaust. Exhaust flows through an open inlet channel and is restricted a the plugged end, where it is forced through porous walls that trap soot. The exhaust then passes through the wall and out of the adjacent cell where the outlet end is open. Adverse health effects have been linked to harmful particulate matter found in diesel emissions. The carcinogenic components can cause asthma, respiratory distress and cardiovascular issues. The most harmful of these particles are less than 10 microns in size, and are able to get into the deepest regions of the human respiratory system.

DPF Preventative Maintenance

While the DPFs do their job in removing particulate matter, the soot left behind can build up and reduce the filter's effectiveness. A diesel engine can last more than 20 years, but the DPF must be serviced and/or replaced multiple times in that time span.

The more the soot becomes compacted in the filter, the shorter the life of the filter.

Air Cleaning Service:

Recommended for drivers under time constraints.

  • Visually Inspect and Airflow test DPF
    blocked or failed filter cells, defects or damage.
  • Air Clean Filter
  • Post Cleaning Inspection and flow testing
    blocked or failed filter cells, defects or damage. Compare results.

$150 plus labor to remove / replace.

Gaskets and clamps additional as well.

Air and Thermal Cleaning:

Recommended for maximum soot and ash removal. Air cleaning is the only step many competitors complete in their DPF cleaning process, however, Bayshore Truck Center Service goes beyond the standard, offering thermal cleaning. This industry leading cleaning procedure is designed to get a filter back to its OE air flow specifications - between 0.5 - 1.0 on the flow meter.

  • Visually Inspect and Airflow test DPF
    blocked or failed filter cells, defects or damage.
  • Bake filter for 8 to 10 hours to oxidize trapped soot and loosen deposit
  • Repeat air cleaning to blow out soot freed from thermal cleaning
  • Post Cleaning Inspection and flow testing
    blocked or failed filter cells, defects or damage. Compare results.

$300 plus labor to remove / replace.

Gaskets and clamps additional as well.