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On May 7, 2018, Engine software version RC 7 was released to add a new functionality to the MX engine family.
Automatic regens or “Auto Desorb,” as it is referred to by Paccar, is your truck’s ability to do small maintenance regenerations without the driver’s interaction. Think of them as automatic mini regens to help prevent the operator from having to perform a mandatory stationary regen. As we all know, these types of regenerations are required to be initiated by the driver and render the vehicle out-of-service, sometimes for up to an hour. Particularly, if your vehicle idles for more than three hours continuously, operates in cold climates, or is a 2017 year model. It is important to make sure to utilize this new feature to prevent shortened aftertreatment life, nuisance manual regens, and costly downtime.
By Dave Cermak
Service Development Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
The transition from being a student in a post-secondary vocational program to a technician on the service floor of a Peterbilt dealership can be a scary, and sometimes stressful, period in a new technician’s life. You learn quickly how much you don’t know when you’re rubbing elbows with some of the best technicians in the business. Part of the uncertainty comes from not knowing what you should be doing or what the expectations are. (more…)