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Is there also any noise coming from under the hood either when it is cold or after the engine warms up?
Is it running rough or seem like it is miss firing?
Yes, they will go into regen and if not driven far enough to complete, it stops and tries to complete every time it is started, this can lead to the DPF getting clogged and if that happens the system cannot complete regen. in that case you need to do a manual regen. since your truck is a F450 and if it has the analog cluster you can perform a manual regen by going into setup and selecting manual regen In the options. If it has the Lariat package then you will have to take it to a dealer to have it performed.
Yes, once you put it into manual regen it will stop once it is complete, unless the DPF is clogged beyond cleaning. the good news is there are companies that will clean them after you remove it from the truck, this saves you about $1900.00.
Let me know how you make out.
there is a way to do it, I will do more research for you and get back to you if that is okay.
I am still looking for the procedure for you.
During the use of OCR, you may observe a light amount of white
smoke. This is normal.1. Start with the vehicle engine fully warmed.2. Press the Info button on the steering wheel until the message centerreads
EXHAUST FILTER XXX% FULL.
3. If the DPF needs cleaning and the vehicle is warmed up, a messagerequesting permission to initiate filter cleaning is displayed
FULL CLEAN Y/N
. Answering yes to this prompt and then following
prompts will initiate OCR. Be sure to understand each prompt. If you arenot sure what is being asked by each prompt, contact your authorized dealer.
Hope this helps.
If there isn't an INFO button then the only way is to have it done at your Ford dealer with their IDS.