05 March 2018
Four new DPF training modules have been released adding even more value to their already impressive Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) online training resource.
The first three new modules are designed to assist drivers discover more about their diesel vehicle, these new modules help to unravel some of the myths souring the role the Diesel Particulate Filter plays in a vehicles operation. The fourth module is a further technical module for mechanics and Rsellers to learn more about DPF’s.
“The number of vehicles fitted with Diesel Particulate Filters in Australia is growing fast. As a result, mechanical workshops and automotive service centres are reporting an increase in the number of customers presenting with DPF Warning lights on the dash,” said Pablo Ruiz, Ryco Group product manager.
Covering a range of new topics including Diesel Car Care Tips, What is a Diesel Particulate, Are you faced with replacing your DPF and Best Principles of DPF Handling, the RYCO DPF online training resource is a valuable reference tool for both automotive professionals and drivers alike.
“As a result of the increasing popularity of diesel power vehicles in Australia, DPF maintenance and replacement is certainly a hot topic,” “To help address some of these questions our DPF technical training series provides critical information including why a new DPF is the best option when replacement is recommended.”
For drivers the DPF is not usually a filter they are aware of when they purchase a diesel vehicle. It is becoming more important to arm vehicle owners with the knowledge about DPF filter operation and for mechanics to accurately diagnose DPF faults and take the appropriate action before recommending a DPF replacement.
“Stop, start city driving is to DPF’s what Kryptonite is to Superman,” Pablo said. “The issue is that in these driving conditions, the DPF may never reach that critical temperature to regenerate … and as a result, the DPF blocks up faster bringing on the warning light earlier and at worst case a no start situation.
The DPF self-cleans during a process called “regeneration” whereby the ECU will add in extra fuel to generate temperatures inside the DPF to 600° C (and higher) in-order to burn particulates into ash which is then expelled through the exhaust.
The new additions to RYCO’s DPF online training resource covers important information including tips for owners to help DPF regeneration.
The new Diesel Car Care Tips module is designed to help drivers get the most from their Diesel vehicle and avoid costly repairs to the exhaust and emissions systems fitted to modern diesel engines, in particular vehicles fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
While the “Are you faced with replacing your DPF?” module will inform customers faced with replacing their vehicle’s Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) with all the options, both good and bad discussed to assist drivers in making an informed decision.
The What is a Diesel Particulate? Bring to light the environmental impacts of a Diesel engine producing Diesel Particulate Matter, and why the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) is so critical.
For mechanics, the new Best Principles of DPF Handling module will assist automotive professionals educate their customers about options for a replacement DPF, whilst learning the best practices of service, diagnosis, inspection and repair.
These learning resources are great for reseller and workshop staff looking to increase their technical understanding of DPF operation and fault diagnosis. They are a great resource recourse for their customers or enhance the conversations workshop and customers have around DPF replacement.
“We believe that training and knowledge resources are critical for workshops and resellers. We are confident that both drivers and automotive professionals will benefit from this FREE comprehensive resource brought for the forefront by RYCO - a brand people know and trust” says Pablo.
The online modules include a quick optional multi choice questionnaire to test knowledge at the completion of the video.
To increase your knowledge about Diesel Particulate Filters, visit www.rycodpf.com.au