This is nothing to be ignored and should be repaired as quickly as possible since damage to the emissions system is highly likely when smoke of any of these colors is coming out of your exhaust tailpipe.
The main difference between OTR Diagnostics and the OTR Reset tool is the level of functionality. The OTR Reset Tool is a handheld tool whereas OTR Diagnostics (App) is a mobile application that connects your vehicle through a Bluetooth adapter called the OTR Link. OTR Diagnostics allows you to perform diagnostics from a mobile device.
Main culprit for this 55 MPH Speed Limit = Onset of aftertreatment problems. There are symptoms, causes, and fault codes that you need to watch out for if you are limited to 55 MPH and what you need to watch out for to prevent your truck from entering a 5 MPH derate.
DPF filters are typically made of a ceramic honeycomb-style substrate that can filter out tiny soot particles without creating a large restriction in the overall exhaust flow. The filter will trap soot particles till it reaches capacity and the restriction level becomes too high. The filter then goes through a process called regeneration or regen.
OTR Diagnostics is your new go-to diagnostic tool for repairs. You can use OTR diagnostics to connect, read fault codes, generate a report, and perform advanced commands such as resetting fault codes, resetting aftertreatment systems, and performing forced DPF regens on most engine makes and models.
You need to properly prepare your truck for downtime. In this blog post, we will be sharing our insight on how downtime affects your truck(s) and what you can do to make sure that when you come back to it you aren’t facing any issues.