Check out Jamie Irvine’s informative interview with Steve Hoke, President of Diesel Emissions Service. In this recent episode of The Heavy-Duty Parts Report Podcast, listen as they discuss a range of topics related to cleaning DPFs and diesel emissions. Steve also talks about the benefits of cleaning DPFs vs using REMAN, why we had to build a better oven and some exciting new developments with the company and it’s brands.
Cleaning DPFs vs Reman:
One of the main benefits of cleaning your own DPF filter is you know the history of the filter. A reman filter could have previous issues that are hard to spot and could lead to more repairs and damage to the diesel emission system or engine.
“On the filter side there isn’t really much testing… It’s better to clean your filter” – SH
Why build your own oven?
The Filtertherm DPF Cleaning Oven and other related equipment were created because of our experience cleaning thousands filters on average every month. We learned early on – the hard way (listen to hear the story) how important it is to design and build safety into our DPF cleaning equipment as well as providing better efficiency, training and powerful software/technology to help shops properly clean DPFs.
“We set out to build an oven that is safe, reliable and made to clean DPFs, our standard size does 8-10 filters at a time…” – SH
Knowledge is power
Steve shared his vision for helping those in this industry by providing valuable information and education to empower and demystify diesel emissions cleaning, service and repair.
“It’s getting people trained. Because there’s this high tech version of emissions that you have to be a factory guy to understand it… All shops can deal with this, all shops can fix this, emissions get such a bad rap… knowledge is power. We want people to share in that knowledge… We want everybody to have it, and not be afraid of this stuff…” – SH
These are just a few of the highlights, listen to the complete podcast here.
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DES is a recognized leader in the diesel emissions industry. We provide a wide range of services for municipalities, fleet operators, and all manner of transportation and construction businesses all across the west coast.
Diesel Emissions Service (DES) is a division of North State Truck Equipment Inc, a family-owned business, who has been providing bus and truck repair solutions since 1978. In 2006, we started focusing on diesel aftertreatment retrofits (DPFs, DOCs, SCRs), troubleshooting, repair, and services to help customers in applying the correct technology for compliance with the growing clean-air regulations. Since that time we have installed more than 15,000 retrofits across the country.
We have four locations in California as well as facilities in Portland, Oregon and Surrey (Vancouver), British Columbia. DES offers a full line of DPFs and DPF accessories through the Redline Emissions Products® brand – including DPFs, DOCs, clamps, gaskets, weld bungs, CACs, sensors, etc at our online superstore. We also carry brands like Durafit, Skyline, Filtertherm® and more.
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