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On my 2008 Silverado HD, I'v got the check enginbe light and…

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On my 2008 Silverado...

On my 2008 Silverado HD, I'v got the check enginbe light and reduced power. One shop tells me it's a clogged diesel particulate filter. Looking online, I find the genuine Chevy part aolone will cost me $2K. Are there any other options, such as cleaning it?

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It just stays on.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have a recommended diesel mechanic that can do it for me. I haven't yet taken it to a dealer.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

At this point, that thats about all I know.

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** are other options, have had a forced regeration done on this yet?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't know what that is, but I don't think so. Where/how can I get that?
Chevy Mechanic: TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH replied 2 months ago

the forced regeneration is done with a scanner, it commands the DPF to regenerate, basically cleaning the DPF, most shop will do this for about 120 dollars, this needs to be done first, it cn save you thousands,Tim

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