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How 2 clear dpd light on a 2008 Isuzu elf


get is serviced.
or read the FSM on car.
2 choices.

or
Diesel Particulate Filter
needs attention. "serviced"

May 01, 2015 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

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Which Oil Should I Use?


A common question is 'Which oil should I use?'

There's three categories of engine oil:
  1. Fully synthetic
  2. Semi synthetic
  3. Mineral
As a general rule of thumb, fully synthetic is the best - and the most expensive.
Semi synthetic is a blend of synthetic and mineral oil, and mineral oil is lifted out a hole in the ground in a bucket.

Oil is also given a rating of 0-30W and 5-40W. There's others, of course. This rating just refers to the viscosity - the thickness of the oil under certain conditions. 0-30W is a thinner oil than 5-40W.

At one time people used to use a thicker oil in their car engine during the winter months and a thinner oil during the summer months.

Fully synthetic 0-30W oil is often specified for engines that have 'zero tolerance'. Here, zero tolerance simply means no space between the metal of the piston and the cylinder wall. The oil must be thin enough to be able to coat the mating metal surfaces and yet be robust enough to withstand the pressures of what is basically pressurised metal to metal contact.

Using semi synthetic oil in a zero-tolerance engine will cause very rapid wear indeed. Topping up a zero-tolerance engine with mineral oil can have catastrophic results. Not only does it not afford protection but it - the mineral oil - will form a 'globule' - a ball - inside the oil sump/pan that will block the oil pump pick-up with absolute catastrophic results - very quickly.

In Europe the Saab 9-5 model had, amongst others, a V8 3000c diesel engine fitted. It was a zero-tolerance engine. Many of these cars ended up with wrecked engines simply because owners had topped up with the wrong oil. And, on a zero-tolerance engine the oil level itself is critical so much so that Saab modified the oil dipstick so that owners overfilled with oil by 1 litre. A zero-tolerance engine doesn't tolerate a 'slightly lower' oil level.

Most drivers wouldn't know if their car was a zero-tolerance engine. If you use fully synthetic 0-30W (or follow the manufacturer's recommendation) you won't go far wrong. You can use fully synthetic 0-30W in your 1956 Cadillac if you wish. It won't harm it.

Other grades of fully synthetic are fully suitable for all non-zero tolerance engines.

The difference between fully synthetic (apart from the price) and semi synthetic and mineral is that of durability. Fully synthetic 'breaks down' slower .. in other words, it lasts longer as a 'lubricant' ... does its job better.

Short journeys destroy engine oil - particularly mineral oil. Toxins and carbons accumulate in the oil and cause it to break down into 'sludge'. Semi synthetic oil is more resistant to breaking down, and fully synthetic is even better.

If you've got a decent car with a decent engine - use fully synthetic 0-30W. If it isn't a 'zero-tolerance' engine use any fully synthetic oil or semi synthetic oil.

If you have an old 1998 4 litre Jeep that burns oil like I have, a cheap mineral oil will do. But do change the oil and filter regularly. Regular oil/filter changes promotes the life of your engine - irrespective of what car you drive - and it really does prevent mechanical problems such as noisy camshafts/engine knocks.

on Nov 06, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Need to fix my 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 dually,6.7 Cummings diesel, check engine light code P2002


P2002 - Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Description: The powertrain control module(PCM) monitors the efficiency of the diesel particulate filter for a concern. The efficiency of the filter is determined by the amount of restriction in the filter for a certain exhaust flow rate. The diesel particulate filter is preconditioned for 5,000 km (3,107 miles) before the PCM begins to monitor the level of restriction. The test fails when the measured level of restriction is less than the expected level calculated by the PCM. Possible Causes:
  • Dirty air cleaner element
  • Recent manual or thorough diesel particulate filter regeneration
  • Aftermarket accessories and performance modifications
  • Modified tailpipe
  • Exhaust leaks before or near the diesel particulate filter pressure sensor
  • Leaks in the diesel particulate filter pressure sensor connecting hose
  • Damaged diesel particulate filter
Diagnostic Aids: Check for leaks in the exhaust system. Check for aftermarket exhaust accessories and performance modifications that decrease the exhaust restriction. If a new diesel particulate filter was recently installed, verify the diesel particulate filter parameter reset procedure was carried out.

Feb 18, 2015 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara with fault code p0468.


468(gasoline engine)EVAP Purge Flow Sensor Circuit High (loose gas cap?)
Diesel Particulate filters (DPF)
you have diesel?
state engine in car, there can be many and country,

Feb 07, 2013 | 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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What is a particulate filter?


Hi there a Particulate Filter is a device fitted to diesel vehicles that remove soot from the exhaust gases exiting the engine, they are normally located under the vehicle between the downpipe and back box.Hope this Helps

Nov 20, 2012 | 2008 Dodge Sprinter

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Exhaust fumes in car mazda 5


I don't know about the fumes but the DPF (Diesel Particulated Filter) Is located in the exhaust. The corect oil needs to be used or it can block the filter & cause drivability problems. Sometimes people are also to soft on the car. You need to give it a bit once in a while not just put around town all the time or you will face the same issues. The regeneration process is where the engine runs at high revs to attemp to burn off the soot build up. They normally use a full synthetic low ash low phosphate engine oil expensive but if that is what it needs then that is what it needs. You should check if that oil is suitable & if not have it replaced. You can check on this site. http://www.datateck.com.au/lube/valv_auMS/

Jun 20, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Are there exhaust sensors or are they called probes? on 2008 ford f250 6.4 turbo diesel


THERE ARE SEVERAL SENSORS:

EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE (EGT) SENSOR
EXHAUST PRESSURE (EP) SENSOR
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER PRESSURE SENSOR

HOPE THIS INFORMATION HELPS

Oct 17, 2010 | 2008 Ford F 250 Super Duty 4WD

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What type of engine oil is used for a diesel


go to any auto parts store, like an auto zone and tell them what you are driving. They have a data base which will guarantee that you get the exact oil that you need.

I use Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5W-40 , a fully synthetic supreme performance heavy duty diesel engine oil that helps extend engine life while providing long drain capability and potential fuel economy for modern diesel engines operating in severe applications. Mobil Delvac 1 ESP utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver exceptional performance in modern low emission engines, including those with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Aftertreatment systems with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF’s) and Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC’s). Therefore we believe it will be a good oil for the high mileage vehicles with the proper care for your vehicles as recommended by your manufacturers' guidelines.

Oct 03, 2009 | 1992 Toyota Previa

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