How to clean a Diesel Particulate Filter

A closed-type Diesel Particulate Filter removes typically above 90% of particulate matter from the exhaust gas. After months of driving over long distances (depending on your driving pattern) the filter must be cleaned in order to prevent excessive back pressure in the exhaust system.

The soot that is removed from a particulate filter during cleaning is extremely hazardous and spreads in the air like a fog when blown out. As a result of this a filter should never be cleaned in an environment where there is a risk that the soot can be inhaled. Additionally the collected soot should be collected and disposed of properly.

Dinex strongly advises you not to perform cleaning of a particulate filter without proper equipment and training. The health of you and your colleagues are at stake. Dinex has service partners across Europe with the proper expertise to help you efficiently and get you quickly back on the road. Contact your local Dinex sales office and get directions. uses cookies for the functionality on the website and to collect data. The cookie use includes and subdomains as and in all languages. Cookies are a small text-only string of information which is stored on your hard drive. The cookies are used to remember your choice. You can de-select cookies in your browser, if you want to avoid all cookies. If you de-select cookies on your browser can’t remember your choice and therefore you can’t use all of the features on the website. Read more about’s use of cookies here.