Group: Diesel Emissions Parts & Services

What is a Reman DPF (Remanufactured DPF) ?

A common alternative now offered at the Dealer / OE level is a Remanufactured DPF. Your original filter is exchanged for the “Reman” filter plus any applicable core charge fees. Upon approval and inspection of your original filter the core charge is credited. The “Reman” filter is touted as an exceptional value over a new OE replacement and as a protection against sub-par local cleaning options. They are often backed by a 1yr warranty with varying levels of coverage ranging from 100,000 miles to unlimited. The term “Remanufactured” or “Reman” under this use can confuse and/or mislead consumers unfortunately, because in fact, all the active components and substrate catalysts are original and no actual remanufacturing has taken place. The truth is that this alternative option is in need of a prompt re-branding to help customers make better educated decisions. The “Reman” filter is simply a DPF that has undergone a manufacturer certified (facility) level cleaning and quality control process. With the different OE’s using various methods at their respective facilities, they clean and test the filters before reselling them back into the dealer distribution network. The most important parameter of a healthy DPF next to airflow is the efficiency of its precious metals coating, and this cannot be tested or certified by any cleaning facility, be it ours or the manufacturers. If you are using the FlowMax DPF reconditioning process for maintaining your DPF filters, your “reman” purchase would truly be a needlessly inflated and expensive cleaning. Our quality control and third party lab tested/verified cleaning process meets or exceeds OE results. However, if you looked at the “reman” in comparison to basic or poorly executed cleanings (as has saturated the market), then some gains could definitely be found.

How does a Reman DPF (Remanufactured DPF) compare to a New Aftermarket DPF?

(Please read : What is a Reman DPF first) The aftermarket units are made with all new materials, substrates, and catalyst coatings. They have warranty coverage ranging from 2yr / Lifetime and 200,000 miles / Unlimited depending on the manufacturer. The efficiency of the catalyst coating can have massive impacts on the service life and function of a DPF, so with a new unit you can also rest assured on your starting point when put into service. The new aftermarket DPF systems are also free of any core charges or exchange implications, sometimes allowing the customer to start a backup cleaning rotation depending on the condition of the removed filter.

Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes. FlowMax DPF will pick up, clean and return your DPF within Eastern Ontario. Our central location positions FlowMax DPF within 2 1/2 hrs of customers from Trenton to the West, the Quebec border to the East and Arnprior to the North.

How long does it take to clean my DPF?

The turn around time for a basic cleaning is 24 hours. The turnaround time for the cleaning of saturated or heavily plugged systems is between 24 to 48 hours in most instances.