RAM 1500 Diesel Forum banner

1 - 20 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
743 Posts
Is this screen common when the exhaust system regenerates? I have over 3,000 miles on my ED and have never seen this screen. I took this screenshot from a video another member posted after installing a GDE tune.

Kkaldor
Yes it is the screen that appears when it starts getting full. Get it on the highway to correct the issue

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
743 Posts
I understand that it needs to run its course when regenerating, but I have not seen this once yet. Is that common? How long does it usually take to need a regen? I thought it was roughly every 200-400 miles.
Factory tune is 75-150 miles. I've got 9k on mine and never seen it either so I really dont know what circumstances cause it. I've seen people say I idle all the time and make short trips and they've never seen it yet some see it often.

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
358 Posts
I've got 60,000 miles on my "15" and have only gotten that message once.
As I understand it when you get that message you need to get your truck up to temperature and take it for a nice drive,
mine only took a few minutes at 55 mph to start counting down the % to about 30%.
If you don't do so supposedly if it gets more plugged up you will go into the limp mode and have to go to your dealer and have a parked regen
done to it, so it would be cheaper to take it out on the open road and drive it.
Also on mine I buttoned it down to hold into 6th gear to get a few more rpm on the engine at 55 mph.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
516 Posts
Short answer is no , if you drive your truck long enough distances you will never see that message. If you only take short trips , it may come up often.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,250 Posts
I've got 60,000 miles on my "15" and have only gotten that message once.
As I understand it when you get that message you need to get your truck up to temperature and take it for a nice drive,
mine only took a few minutes at 55 mph to start counting down the % to about 30%.
If you don't do so supposedly if it gets more plugged up you will go into the limp mode and have to go to your dealer and have a parked regen
done to it, so it would be cheaper to take it out on the open road and drive it.
Also on mine I buttoned it down to hold into 6th gear to get a few more rpm on the engine at 55 mph.
You want to run it down past 10% until it tells you the regeneration is complete.

You generally won't see this message with the stock tune if the 65% regens complete as they should.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
8,576 Posts
Is this screen common when the exhaust system regenerates? I have over 3,000 miles on my ED and have never seen this screen. I took this screenshot from a video another member posted after installing a GDE tune.

Kkaldor
Whatever you do, don't let it reach 100% because if it does you will be visiting the service department.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,214 Posts
Run it hard and as stated above, you never see it. It is going on often without an appropriate tune. That's normal and not anything you can tell unless you have a monitor gauge to ready your CAT temperatures to know when it happens.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
617 Posts
I understand that it needs to run its course when regenerating, but I have not seen this once yet. Is that common? How long does it usually take to need a regen? I thought it was roughly every 200-400 miles.
Stock it will regen at 65% and not show a message on the EVIC so you will never know when its regening without some sort of OBD reader. It's only after several failed attempts to regen the EVIC will show a message when the DPF gets to 80% full that it needs a highway drive to remedy the problem. If you still continue only short drives and the EVIC will finally show 100% full and I think you get the bad message to see the dealer to remedy the problem. GDE in their tune has raised the threshold for the regen to happen at 80% on the DPF.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,989 Posts
Kkaldor , you have 3000 miles , and stock tune , you had at least 15 regens ,
you must have smelled the " burnt paint smell " associatewith a regen , if you stop your truck in the middle of a regen
it will just start again when you reach 66% soot in the Diesel Particule Filter .
if it completes , you are at 9% , and it will take longer to reach 66% . Even when you reach 66% the regen will only start once
the truck has reached the needed minimum températures , this is why MANY consecutive short trips will never get warm
enough to even start the regen , that is when you see the warning message about 80% soot .
,,
you mention the 90% message when swapping ECM with GDE tune module ,
since the new module does not have any data to tell it at what level the DPF is full ,
it starts a regen to first establish the basic low soot level of 9% , and go on from there
.
if you were to put the stock ECM back in , the soot % level the stock module " last registered before removal " would go on from where it was then.
 

·
Read Only
Joined
·
59 Posts
The GDE tune owner purchased optional feature to have Regen message posted each time DPF regen occurs. Stock tune or GDE without that option only shows regen message when at or above 85% (?) full and message also instructs owner to drive truck at highway speeds to remedy full state of DPF. Your regents have been happening starting at a lower %full so no warning message is posted.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Quick question, I'm not savvy or active like many of you folks here, and I haven't done any mods to my truck. 56K miles on it and haven't had any issues (knock on wood). I have NEVER seen a regen screen, is this normal? Thanks in advance for the input!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
450 Posts
Quick question, I'm not savvy or active like many of you folks here, and I haven't done any mods to my truck. 56K miles on it and haven't had any issues (knock on wood). I have NEVER seen a regen screen, is this normal? Thanks in advance for the input!
Yes, it's normal. I have 90,000 on mine and have never seen that screen.
 

·
Registered
2017 1500 Tradesman Ecodiesel 4x4 Quad Cab 3.55 Gears
Joined
·
874 Posts
My normal trip is 7 miles and most of that is on the freeway and I've only seen that message once (in 12k miles)
Try using the Tow/Haul mode for your short drive, pump up the RPM,s a bit. I find in my short drives I can get a little boost in engine warming with TH mode.

cheers

sourdo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,162 Posts
Try using the Tow/Haul mode for your short drive, pump up the RPM,s a bit. I find in my short drives I can get a little boost in engine warming with TH mode.

cheers

sourdo
I have wondered about this. I believe it was said somewhere if you let the rpm's drop below 1500 it could/would stop the regen, but past that is more rpm a good thing? The more rpm per a given load the lower egt's should be, lower egt's would take longer to regenerate? Or because the regeneration is adding fuel to the exhaust is this not true?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
I have just a hair shy of 50,000 miles. My truck is naked without a tune other than what's factory installed. I saw one regen notice at about 25.000 miles. I took the Cowboy Cadillac out on the road for about 20 miles completed the regen and have never seen the notice again. All's good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
744 Posts
I have just a hair shy of 50,000 miles. My truck is naked without a tune other than what's factory installed. I saw one regen notice at about 25.000 miles. I took the Cowboy Cadillac out on the road for about 20 miles completed the regen and have never seen the notice again. All's good.
Hi: Cowboy Cadillac... Had a passenger on my bus one day that said he had Cataracts. I replied "I prefer Lincolns"...
Dieseldragon North shore of Lake Erie.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
I am not understanding this discussion of never seeing that message. We take a vacation towing a 5000 lb trailer between 3000 and 5000 miles and I get the 80% regen notice at least twice each trip. I had an engine replaced at 30K miles and now have 54K and the new engine has had GDE tune on from the beginning. I know the GDE tune extended the time between the 80% regens.
 
1 - 20 of 31 Posts
Top