It’s now time to buy a new truck if you so desire. It’s been 15 years since the EGR engines came out and the OEM engineers have the Diesel Particulate Filter and the Diesel Exhaust Fluid working well. The first item to install on the new Cummims or Detroit engines is the “Dorothy”, then at 250,000 miles come in for the Diesel Force foam cleaner to maintain the emissions system. By emptying the soot out of the bottom canister of the “Dorothy” your new diesel engine will run up to your expectations, just as good or better than the 1995 through 2002 electronic engines. I never thought I would make that statement, after-all I was the first person to recommend building glider kits with 2002 and older engines in 2003. EGR soot was disastrous to diesel engines, causing many failures of engines by 220,000 miles. Then the fiasco in 2008 with the Diesel Particulate Filter, if EGR wasn’t bad enough, now there is an ultra-tight filter muffler stopping exhaust flow. More problems, and 3 years later there is DEF, Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Wow, what a nightmare trying to keep these engines running. My hat is off to the OEM engineers, they didn’t give up, they keep perfecting the after-treatment and now it works quite well. We at Pittsburgh Power knew the soot was bad and came up with a way to clean the entire intake, EGR system, and sensors. This was a 2-day process, however, it keeps the emissions systems working like new. Then we invented the “Dorothy”, and now most of the soot is removed from the EGR gasses and the DEF consumption is decreased by 30%. Fuel mileage improves, along with performance. When the engine doesn’t have to burn soot, the horsepower increases. There is something special about purchasing a brand new truck, being the first person to drive and maintain it, now with the advances that have been made with the after treatment, you can be comfortable driving a new truck knowing you will make it to your destination.
Pittsburgh Power Inc.
Many of the articles compiled here where written by Bruce Mallinson. Attribution to other contributors is given in the specific articles.