EGR System Compliance and Maintenance
At Ontario Mobile, we recognize the importance of an efficiently functioning EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system for reducing harmful emissions from your heavy-duty vehicles. The EGR system works by recirculating nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions back into your engine through an EGR cooler, effectively lowering the engine's overall combustion temperature, which minimizes NOx emissions. It becomes easier for NOx reactions to occur at higher temperatures.
A crucial role of the EGR system is temperature control. By managing the combustion temperatures, the system reduces the formation of NOx and optimizes fuel efficiency, lowering your vehicle's environmental footprint.
Lowering Oxygen Levels
Another crucial function of the EGR system is oxygen dilution. It redirects exhaust gases back into the manifold, effectively decreasing oxygen levels in the combustion chamber. This further helps to lower the creation of NOx. Our seasoned technicians are well-versed in all aspects of EGR system maintenance and repair, ensuring your heavy-duty trucks operate at peak performance.
Signs of EGR System Issues
Be vigilant for signs of EGR system malfunctions. Addressing these problems can significantly improve your vehicle's lifespan and efficiency. Symptoms to watch for include:
- Illuminated engine light on the dashboard
- Decreased fuel efficiency, acceleration, or power
- Excessive exhaust smoke
The Role of DPF Systems
The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) serves to capture and eliminate particulate matter produced by your engine. Utilizing a ceramic honeycomb structure, the DPF traps large exhaust gas particles and then undergoes a regeneration process to burn off excess soot, thus minimizing harmful emissions. The process can occur actively and passively, either unbeknownst to the driver under regular load conditions or by injecting fuel into the exhaust stream. Fuel initiates oxidation and heat generation, converting soot and ash into carbon dioxide.
Do not compromise on your vehicle's performance or environmental impact. Schedule your EGR & DPF system check-up with Ontario Mobile today and drive confidently, knowing you are in the green! Book an appointment today to get your heavy-duty vehicle back to peak conditions.