01-02-2013 12:52 PM
I am having the same problem with my 2008 C-13's can not keep them out of the shop, have 3 and run 2, 1 in the shop almost constantly. Any new ideas CAT has walked away on most of these out in Calif.
12-18-2012 10:07 PM
I have 2008 Kenworth t2000 with same problems.. In last two months i havent pulled one load with this truck, it in and out of the fabick and kenworth shops. I have replaced both turbos last week after all the money i have spend with DPF problems.. For turbos i paid 6800$ and 600 miles later truck broke down with DPF problem again.. I have spend 31.000.00$ and all the down time im down over 50.000.00$.. I have called Fabick in St.Louis mo bcs they worked on it for the last month, and they have said nothing they can do.. Truck is now in ohio Kenworth dealer, i have no idea what to do from here.. this is the worst investment in my life i have made.. Cat should be ashamed doing nothing about this things.. I have smal fleet of my own trucks and im about to buy more trucks,but cat never again.. I will have my lawyers take situation from here.. So good luck to anyone with this engines.. I will make sure nobody i know, not to buy this crap so called engine..
12-17-2012 09:53 PM
08-27-2012 03:18 AM
If not yet done, please call the Truck Engine Call Center (+1 800 447 4986) to get the right support.
08-19-2012 06:21 PM
So does anyone know how to eliminate the filter or get around it within reason or is it just a yellow boat anchor. I can't keep up this shop hopping. This thing was in the shop twice last week. Even the Cat dealers are fed up with it. System needs to be eliminated. '09 C-15' . Worst investment I have ever made.
05-27-2012 09:12 PM
I have the exact same truck as you. The crankcase psi is generally a blow by filter needing replaced. They did have a recall on the DPF sensor which throwed a lot of errors. Once the sensor was replaced most of my errors went away. The only other problem I have had is replacing the ARD head. They put the new style on it and it went out in 40K (Warrenty replaced) I finally have to get the DPF filter cleaned (I'm pretty sure that is the problem, will know more tuesday) Particulate trap inpeding regen... I have over 420K so far.
12-29-2010 05:13 PM
Hello I have a 2008 peterbilt model 389 with a c15 ..... I have engine #1001 of the regen c15 models, I have spent over $28,000 in of pocket expense in repairs and more than 100 days of down time due to regen issues since I took delivery of such mentioned unit, and is still having many issues with set forth mentioned unit and is currently in the shop now for the same issues and been down 6 days as i post this for particular temp code, low turbo boost psi, & high crankcase psi................
11-07-2010 11:32 PM
I also have a 2009 c15 550, the dpf system never functioned correctly from day one. it took 5 months, 4 different shops, one of which put a custom set of lower bellos on (approved by Cat) in attempt to get it to function correctly, the total downtime to me was over 30 days and over $30,000 in lost income. The problem was finally corrected by a Kenworth dealer who replaced some of the ARD wiring and sensors. The DPF system was actually electrically cleaning the system, computer was satisfied that the burner was ingnited and burning and the dpf system continued to inject fuel in the system, when in reality it was NOT burning, thus filling the entire system with fuel. This occuring only during rolling regenerations. Once the sytem became so plugged up, the truck had to be stopped and a manual regeneration attempted which after many many attempts to ignite the system it would fire and then burn the lower bellos out or in one case blew the pipes right off the dpf system (very loud explosion and very troublesome and expensive). Most of the repairs were covered under warranty. The truck is a Frieghtliner and they became very difficult to deal with and one dealer even became refused to work on it or even let me on their property with it anymore. I probably will never recover from all my lost income and it would appear I may have to declare bankruptcy. The truck does run good now and has not had any issues for over a month now, but the damage has been done. I wish you the very best and hope this may give u some insight. If I would have found the right CAT guru at the start I am sure I would not have lost so much time and income. It is very unfortunate that there are so many BAD dealerships and shops out there.
12-15-2009 10:33 AM
I couldn't find any recalls relating to regen, except one about metal straps holding the regen equipment.
How has the company responded to your friend's problem?