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Old 06-12-2019, 08:44 PM   #1
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Looking at a bus and an aftermarket emissions dongle stuck to dash says "SERVICE NOW"

Does the bus have some kind of aftermarket exhaust filter that needs service or something? Exhaust fluid? Can I just ignore this like the mechanic on the lot suggested?

It's a 2002 international 3000 rear engine with dt530.
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like it may be an aftermarket particulate filter. California or Oregon bus?

I would not just ignore it. The aftermarket units can be removed. Returning the engine to stock. That may be worth considering.
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Mileage? I would suggest confirming if it has a diesel particulate filter and if so I would disagree with the advice to just ignore because at some point that sucker is going to derate your engine to near zero and you'll be limping home at best or stranded on the roadside.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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On a 2002 it would just be an add on DPF. Its safe to remove those.
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