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Is there anyway to clean the DPF yourself or does it have to go to a dealer? The nearest dealer wouldn’t be able to look at my truck until the middle of January (Covid) and honestly I don’t trust them anymore since all of my issues occurred after getting the AEM installed last month. I now have a full DPF complete with CEL, Limp Mode and ETC light. My EGR coolant tank is also about 3 inches below the cold fill line. I’ve read a million forums but can’t seem to find any that tell you how to clean the DPF and the dealer also won’t tell me if it would be a warranty issue since my 2015 only has 36,000 miles on it. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I've got a 2015 Ecodeisel - persistent CEL DPF (I think it's P0428). I can clear it every so often and use Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme fuel additive.

I got dpf cleaning estimates of $1500.00 from a local specialist mechanic. Unless something changes, I'm not going to spend that money.

OP, I'm interested in finding out how yours turns out before/after the dealer does the cleaning.

Thanks...
 

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Whether or not you trust the dealer, all dealers are contractually obligated to troubleshoot, free of charge, any check engine lights after the AEM for additional 4yr/48,000mi, or 10yr/120,000mi, whichever is greater. Per the AEM agreement.

Saying they can't look at it due to Covid is bunk. If it was parked in front of their shop doors overnight, I'll bet they would find a way to look at it. I'm tired of Covid being used as an excuse by businesses to skirt responsibility.

By the way, issues related to the AEM aren't necessarily the dealer's fault unless they somehow messed up the install. Be patient with them, AEM issues are the EPA/FCA fault, not dealer. Don't kill the messenger. But be firm with them that you need it checked out ASAP.

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Is there anyway to clean the DPF yourself or does it have to go to a dealer? The nearest dealer wouldn’t be able to look at my truck until the middle of January (Covid) and honestly I don’t trust them anymore since all of my issues occurred after getting the AEM installed last month. I now have a full DPF complete with CEL, Limp Mode and ETC light. My EGR coolant tank is also about 3 inches below the cold fill line. I’ve read a million forums but can’t seem to find any that tell you how to clean the DPF and the dealer also won’t tell me if it would be a warranty issue since my 2015 only has 36,000 miles on it. Any help would be much appreciated.
Likely just needs a forced regen unless maybe you have hundreds of thousand miles on the truck.
 

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Likely just needs a forced regen unless maybe you have hundreds of thousand miles on the truck.
You make an excellent point. I have done a couple of regens on my own. Hot truck, rpm 3000... Down the highway... I give only 147000 miles on the truck.

I haven't done a forced stationary regen thru my AlfaOBD.

I don't have any way to force a typical regen.

On the side, I'm NOT happy with the 2015 Ram, esp after AEM. I've got too many aftermarket accessories that I'd not get the equal $$... If I were to sell it.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
 

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You make an excellent point. I have done a couple of regens on my own. Hot truck, rpm 3000... Down the highway...

I haven't done a forced stationary regen thru my AlfaOBD.

I don't have any way to force a typical regen.

On the side, I'm NOT happy with the 2015 Ram, esp after AEM. I've got too many aftermarket accessories that I'd not get the equal $$.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
AlfaOBD offers both options for a regen.
 

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Whether or not you trust the dealer, all dealers are contractually obligated to troubleshoot, free of charge, any check engine lights after the AEM for additional 4yr/48,000mi, or 10yr/120,000mi, whichever is greater. Per the AEM agreement.
I love the AEM warranty. I'm on the 10 year/120,000-mile track!

Is there anyway to clean the DPF yourself or does it have to go to a dealer? The nearest dealer wouldn’t be able to look at my truck until the middle of January
I would go to a different dealer. You've got a good warranty. Let Stellantis pay to diagnose and repair the truck.
 

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I love the AEM warranty. I'm on the 10 year/120,000-mile track!
I would go to a different dealer. You've got a good warranty. Let Stellantis pay to diagnose and repair the truck.
I don't have good record keeping, didn't they extend the AEM warranty timeframe and mileage? I got the lucky letter for unlimited miles for the tone-wheel, maybe that's what I'm thinking of...
 

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I don't have good record keeping, didn't they extend the AEM warranty timeframe and mileage?
No, the AEM is still the following:
- 10 years or 120,000 miles from the original in-service date and mileage
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- 4 years and 48,000 miles from the date and mileage when the AEM is installed.

I got the lucky letter for unlimited miles for the tone-wheel, maybe that's what I'm thinking of...
Yes, they expanded the tone-wheel, but it's 8 years/unlimited miles.

 

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No, the AEM is still the following:
- 10 years or 120,000 miles from the original in-service date and mileage
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- 4 years and 48,000 miles from the date and mileage when the AEM is installed.

Yes, they expanded the tone-wheel, but it's 8 years/unlimited miles.
Aaahhhh right, the "AND" is what I was thinking of...I'm well past the 120K mark and past the 48K mark...I should probably double check that letter is actually in my glove box like it says it should be (thank you for the reminder!)
 

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Aaahhhh right, the "AND" is what I was thinking of...I'm well past the 120K mark and past the 48K mark...
I still have 20,000 miles left of AEM warranty, which should give me 2 - 3 more years of coverage. Now that I have a 2020 EcoDiesel, I don't put as many miles on the 2015.
 
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