Monthly Archives: October 2018

Diesel Particulate Filter

Diesel Particulate Filter

Diesel Particulate Filter Hi! This is Rusty Belden for our family at Belden's Automotive & Tires. I am taking the time to offer some insight on a more technical but important topic found within diesel vehicles. More commonly found within diesel vehicles' exhaust is a new system called the diesel particulate filter. All engines, but especially diesel engines emit pollutants into the air we breathe. To reduce the amount of these pollutants in our air, new diesel engines have been fitted with a filter. The diesel particulate filter or DPF is located in the exhaust pipe to capture soot particulates. The diesel particulate filter traps the particulates (soot) flowing out of the exhaust pipe and will continue doing so until it fills up. As with any filter they have to be emptied or cleaned regularly to maintain performance and to prevent costly repairs to the engine's operation. Once the Diesel Particulate Filter fills up it will create too much backpressure and at that point ... read more