Well, it’s time to put an end to it!
Carbon deposits may be the culprit!
When carbon builds up in the combustion chamber of a gas engine, it can increase the engine’s compression ratio, the fuel’s octane requirements, as well as the risk of hot spots forming. EGR ports and valves become clogged as well as intake valves and manifolds.
This can ultimately damage the engine and cause a host of drivability issues.
The engine not only loses its power, becomes sluggish, and possibly stall, but also experiences a significant degrade in fuel efficiency.
In diesel engines, the carbon deposits eventually travel downstream to the DPF, DOC and SCR filters causing all sorts of aftertreatment and overall performance issues.
These issues lead to a loss of power and expensive repairs and downtime, which ultimately results in missed deadlines and loss of revenue.
So, what should you do to prevent DPF/REGEN issues in your fleet?
Let’s make it clear that installing cleaned or new DPF filters into a dirty engine is NOT the solution!
Clogged DPF filters are a common cause of excessive downtime and costly repairs. So why would you put a clean filter into a dirty engine?
Makes no sense, right?
This is where our carbon cleaning services come in for BOTH gas and diesel engines!
Carbon deposits are an inevitable part of driving.
The common causes include:
When carbon starts to deposit in excessive amounts, that’s when the problem starts!
It may result in:
A dirty engine resulting from carbon deposits is the biggest threat to fleet performance.
Beat carbon build-up by including Carbon Tek Hydrogen carbon cleaning to your PM program.
If you’re not proactive, DPF issues will soon result in the need to remove and clean or replace the DPF, costing several hundred to thousands of dollars.
Similarly, without preventative maintenance, the gasoline engines also start to face problems with drivability, performance, and emissions.