02-11-2014 09:12 PM
Hi there, My name is Doug Campbell and bought a 2011 pete with the 2008 acert C-15 from the dealer in Texas as well. I have also Spent about 20 grand on repairs relating to the DPF plus alot of downtime and towbills. Just wondering if you know who i could contact in regards to joining this lawsuit? If you could email, call, or text me anytime with any bit of information that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Doug.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 204-781-9970
09-06-2013 08:17 AM
We have a 2009 Peterbilt with a C13 and it is constantly having Regeneration Problems. My drivers are scared to take this truck anywhere. Please let me know if there is a class action lawsuit against CAT. We need to get rid of this truck before it bankrupts the company. It is a shame they have no long term fix for the DPF system/ARD problem. Just put a band aid on it and cross your fingers until the next breakdown with a towing bill and repair bill.
11-30-2012 10:35 AM
I agree there should be a recall, at the very least a way for the owner to force regen from engine protect mode. having to tow the truck to the cat dealer every 4 months then wait two weeks for them to look at it, and all they do is force a regen and give it back, is ridicules. I am in heavy construction and I will never buy another cat machine of any kind unless they fix this problem in a meaningful way, and I have been telling anyone who will listen the same thing.
12-19-2011 10:06 AM
Morning, Although anyone with the Regen engines will know that they are a nightmare...we are only finding that the best results on the regens are the following things:
1.Replace the fittings on the ARD heads,replaced the Fuel Filters, including the in-line fuel filters this is only with the new ARD heads and the software updates.
2.Change the fuel filter intervals to 10,000 to 12,000 miles and the oil at 25,000 miles.
3.Also training drivers to do the Regen before turning into bed and also when they get up have the do another one this must be done to insure that the dpf is always cleaned.
We have 296 of the c-13 2007 Cat Regen engines and currently this is what we had to do to keep them on the road. we are currently in the process of doing a campaign on them to get them all done.
Thanks and have a great day.
10-05-2010 04:01 PM
Heavy-duty '07 engines do not require nozzle cleaner. All engines were updated to "heated" ARD heads. They perform a heat cycle to clean the head rather than using nozzle cleaner.
04-30-2010 11:37 AM
To be quite honest I can't say, all our trucks are pre 2008 without after treatment systems.
But have a look at this link https://ohe.cat.com/cda/files/517855/7/CRS%20Head%
go to ohe.com go to trucks and then on-highway video`s.
Also check out this link http://www.westernbus.com/user_images/file/CAT%20E
hope this helps.
In our country no after treatment device is required, so I am interested in how the system works, the links above I came across while surfing on the net.
04-30-2010 09:36 AM
This truck does not belong to me, but to a customer of ours. In all of our discussions with and all of the repairs performed at the local Cat dealer this solution has never been discussed but it is certainly something to consider. When Cat has repaired this unit they have always installed the "newest and latest" version of the ARD heads. If they keep changing the design of the ARD heads I have to assume that we are not the only guys with these issues. Is this cleaning fluid something that you use regularly and does it help?