Parked Regen Question

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Rachel G.'s Comment
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If I'm parked and idling and the regen light comes on while I'm asleep, what will happen? Will it do the regen automatically? I have a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia.

PackRat's Comment
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There should be a switch on the side of the dash labeled, "Parked Regen". Whenever that indicator caution light shows again, flip the switch and hold it for at least 20 seconds. If the truck does need a regeneration, this will activate the process. When it begins, the RPMs will dramatically increase, and the truck is going to shake and vibrate. Don't worry as this is normal. The process can last anywhere from 1p minutes to an hour. Be sure the exhaust is not over any flammable materials such as grass or leaves because it will start a fire. The exhaust will approach 1500 degrees farenheit.

PJ's Comment
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Idling emissions trucks is a very bad idea. The systems do not like it. When you need to idle hit your cruise control switch to idle the truck up to about 800 rpm. They do much better that way.

PackRat's Comment
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When you need to idle hit your cruise control switch to idle the truck up to about 800 rpm. They do much better that way.

My 2016 IH will show no effect when the CC is engaged, even after trying the accel button....

PJ's Comment
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They disabled it, those sneaky mechanics and their computers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Yeah, this truck is almost impossible to trick. Plus, my outside air temp sensor always reads low. If I park in the morning at 70 degrees, then it reaches actual air temp of 90 degrees, too bad! Truck will still read 70, and won’t idle. I can’t wait for the cold winter temps to see what it does then.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Yeah, this truck is almost impossible to trick. Plus, my outside air temp sensor always reads low. If I park in the morning at 70 degrees, then it reaches actual air temp of 90 degrees, too bad! Truck will still read 70, and won’t idle. I can’t wait for the cold winter temps to see what it does then.

PackRat: How do you deal with that? If it's too hot, it really kills my sleep. And that's not good.

PackRat's Comment
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I’ve had to alter my schedule to be a strictly daytime driver, if the schedule for shipper or receiver allows.

There are ways to get it to idle, but I’m not going to post my bad habits on here.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PJ's Comment
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And its a 16?? Wow. I’ll keep my old truck around alot more years. No bad habits needed for it to do as I wish

PackRat's Comment
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And its a 16?? Wow. I’ll keep my old truck around alot more years. No bad habits needed for it to do as I wish

Yes, a 2016. Hopefully by this time next year, I’ll have another large car.

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