DPF Delete & Other Product: FAQs

From Texas to Alberta we get a lot of questions about our Reimer Tuning Engine Constrol Module & Aftermarket Control Module products - and they use all sorts of words to describe them, like:

So we thought we'd put together some of the most frequently asked questions about:

What makes the Reimer Tuning EGR, DPF, DEF, Reflash and Tractor Horsepower Tuning different from other tuners?
Well, we went out and bought an SVL95 to ensure that our product was perfect when we first brought it to market. We had the chance to help build the protocol that was required in order to be able to reflash these skid steers, and let us be the first to say - it works flawlessly! There is no more worrying about diesel exhaust fluid, or having your machine go into regen mode because of the diesel particulate filter. This Kubota SVL95-2 delete kit includes everything that you will need. Once an order has been confirmed, step-by-step instructions will be sent out to show you how to complete the mechanical portion of the reflash. Included in the kit is a blocker plate for the exhaust gas recirculation valve, accompanied by an OEM gasket to ensure a perfect seal. As well as a DPF reset tool to prevent the auto-regen setting in the dashboard. Having a diesel particulate filter is like breathing through a straw, it is extremely restrictive! The only decision you have to make is if you’re going to hollow out, or straight pipe the DPF system. This Kubota DPF delete will eliminate the DPF canister which really opens the engine bay up. Let your Kubota engine breathe the way it was designed to.

And what about this "MyGenius" Handheld tractor tuning & skidsteer tuning device from Reimer Tuning?
Our MyGenius handheld tuners make tuning easy! We have a wide range of equipment that is supported through the MyGenius programmers. Sending us your ECM read files has never been easier, and sending back the write file has never been faster! All MyGenius purchases come with a Quick Reference Guide, and the MyGenius Client Application. Putting the power to tune in the palm of your hands! In just four easy steps, we can have your ECM read, modified, and reflashed! The MyGenius kit also includes a USB drive that contains the MyGenius instruction manual, MyGenius Client, and TeamViewer. This is all the software you will require to work the handheld device. The MyGenius Client is the program that is used to upload and download the files to reflash your equipment! Not too tech savvy? No problem, download TeamViewer and we will be more than happy to walk you through the process. Need a walk through via video? Check out our YouTube channel! We have put together some great videos to show you just how simple this process can really be! Step by step instructions on how to read and write your ECM, as well as how the software side of things works. The MyGenius programmer is extremely user friendly! 

How do I get more horsepower for my tractor or more power for my construction equipment?

This is a question that we get asked quite often. If you are in a situation where you feel like the machine you have is lacking in the horsepower department, we can help! When it comes to horsepower increases, the best way to explain it is that we are making the engine more efficient. It produces more power, sooner. When operating the equipment, it will take less load on the engine to get up to speed. This reduced the overall load on the engine, and as a result reduces the amount of fuel required. If there is a situation where more power is needed, you’ll have the extra horsepower available to you! It really is the best of both worlds. 

What is an EGR System, and why remove them?
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) is a method that is used to control Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions. The purpose of this system is to return a small portion of exhaust gases back into the combustion chamber through the intake manifold. Lowering combustion temperature, resulting in a reduction of NOx emissions. The issue with EGR systems is that the valve can stick open due to carbon deposits. A worst case scenario is that the EGR becomes completely blocked, this will result in poor fuel mileage and a loss of power. When this occurs, it results in engine warning lights and the equipment going into limp mode. The vast majority of exhaust gas recirculation valves power off in the closed position. This means that once they are de-energized, they are in the shut position. On a few select applications, we offer block off plates. These plates are used as a fail safe, to ensure that there is no exhaust coming back into the intake system.

What is a DPF System, what do you need to do with it?
The diesel particulate filter, or DPF is part of the exhaust aftertreatment system. It’s main purpose is to trap particulate matter, such as soot. This soot has to be periodically burned off, which regenerates the filter. When the soot level reaches a high enough percentage, the engine starts to inject fuel directly into the exhaust system. This creates heat and converts soot into carbon dioxide. Having to deal with regen can cause down time for the machine. In some cases, the DPF will have to be replaced, or cleaned manually. Not to mention it is also extremely restrictive on the engine's ability to push air out. When it comes to removing the DPF canister, the only decision you have to make is whether you hollow it out or straight pipe it! 

What is software tuning?
Software tuning is customized engine management, that is flashed onto your engine control module. This results in an increase of horsepower and torque, while reducing the overall engine load - this helps reduce fuel consumption. Improved torque makes the vehicle more responsive while working with heavy loads. It can also be used to reflash the emissions system that is equipped on a piece of equipment. Some applications have to come to our shop directly to be tuned, however the majority of the equipment on the market today is supported through our handheld device! 

Which vehicles can be tuned?
We can optimize modern tractors, harvesters, combines, sprayers, construction equipment, and just about anything else with a diesel engine! While we have the capability of tuning just any diesel engine on the market today, we specialize in agriculture and construction equipment. 

Emissions Removal: 
Custom emissions system reflashing is a popular option. We can provide customers that are experiencing costly tractor downtime and high fuel consumption emissions solutions for machines that are on or off warranty. Through custom tailoring of the engine control module, we can remove the exhaust gas recirculation, diesel particulate filter, and diesel exhaust fluid (also known as UREA). This will increase the machine's overall efficiency and reliability!  

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Reimer Tuning has been Custom Tuning Tractors and Custom Tuning Construction Equipment since 2014, and we are excited to work with you! Please feel free to reach out to sales@reimertuning.com if you have any questions.