What does the term Regen mean on a Peterbilt?
Regen or Regeneration is a process that burns soot off the DPF filter. Without this, eventually the engine will shut down. It is usually an automatic process, that will occur every 300 miles or so. But, when you do a lot of stop and start local driving, it may have to be done manually by a mechanic.
How long should you let diesel engines idle to warm up?
Over 50 degrees-2 minutes, 0-50 degrees- 3 to 5 minutes, and below 0- 7 minutes. That is the basic standard of idle before driving. You do not need to idle it before shutting it down.
Are short runs hard on diesel engines?
Shorter trips do not allow the engine to warm up appropriately, and can cause carbon buildup. To avoid this, it is recommended 15-20 minutes of loaded running, and at least 1 hour of straight highway driving per month, to keep a truck in shape.
Why is Peterbilt so popular with truckers?
Peterbilt engines are extremely well built. With proper maintenance, they seem to go on forever without major problems. Also, those who haul heavy loads, or livestock, love the long nose of the Peterbilt. With a longer wheelbase, the truck and trailer have much more stability.