Heavy-duty diesel trucks have become a lot more environmentally friendly over the last couple of decades. Nowadays, there are several systems in place that are designed to limit the output of carbon into our atmosphere. Although these systems are very effective, they experience wear and tear just like anything else. EGR valves get stuck open, diesel particulate filters (DPF) get clogged, and catalytic converters rust away. Fortunately for anyone dealing with these issues, we here at National Fleet Management have a huge selection of emissions control services. Whether you need complex repairs or simple maintenance, we’ve got the services you and your fleet need to stay up and running.
How to tell if your DPF is blocked
The EGR can become clogged and get stuck open or closed and your DPF system can quickly become clogged. You'll know your DPF is blocked when an orange light appears on your dashboard (it will look like smoke blowing through a filter). But why wait until it’s completely clogged? When dealing with a blocked DPF, cleaning is an essential service. The service technicians at BMB Diesel Repair are experienced in EGR and DPF repairs, maintenance and cleaning. Our technicians provide a detailed, quality cleaning and repair service for your EGR and DPF.
What happens when an EGR valve is stuck open?
When an EGR valve is stuck open, too much of your exhaust is recirculated back into your combustion chamber. This excess exhaust stifles the presence of oxygen, therefore making combustion very difficult. Common symptoms of a stuck EGR valve include a very rough engine idle, stalling, poor fuel efficiency, poor performance, and misfires.