How Does My EGR System Work?
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems are designed to limit the number of nitrogen oxides your engine produces. By recirculating exhaust gas through a cooler and then back into your combustion chamber, your combustion temperature is reduced, and the production of nitrogen oxides is lessened. This lessens your engine’s impact on our atmosphere. At Chuck’s Truck Service Centre, we provide fantastic EGR system repairs and maintenance for those in and around the Windsor, Ontario, area. Whether you need an EGR valve replaced or your exhaust gas cooler repaired, we’ve got you covered.
Common EGR Problems
One of the most common EGR system problems out there is a malfunctioning EGR valve. Your EGR valve is responsible for regulating the flow of exhaust gases in and out of your combustion chamber. If this valve malfunctions, that flow is unregulated and uncontrollable. If the valve is stuck open, your combustion chamber will receive way too much exhaust gas and will run extremely rough. If the valve is shut closed, your truck will start to produce nitrogen oxides at an accelerated rate.
How Does My DPF Work?
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in your heavy-duty truck is designed to absorb diesel particulate matter and soot. Your DPF is mounted directly to your exhaust piping, meaning all of your exhaust must travel through it before exiting the system. As your DPF simply stores soot rather than removes it, it needs to be cleaned out every few years. Some DPFs have auto-cleaning features, but most need to be manually cleaned by a mechanic.
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