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Hey I know someone has got this working and I can’t remember who or what thread but what do you need to do in Forscan to set up operator commanded regen? There’s been a few times I’ve been highway driving at 80-85% miles from destination then truck ends up trying to start a regen when I’m like 5 minutes from my house lol
 

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Yep Ill post instructions, hang on
 

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For those not following the Forscan thread. I was able to completely enable OCR in Forscan. Use the actual modules and not the as built settings. The modules have the options to change it.

First, bring up the IPC module and change the Auto regen checkbox to show it in the instrument panel. I don't have a screen shot of this but it is near the top. The checkbox will come up but you can't do anything to it.

Next, go to the PCM and there is a option (some say it is new) to turn on OCR in the PCM. Below is the initial screen for the PCM



Once you select DPF Manual Regeneration, this screen comes up



Choose the third option and apply it.

After the PCM reboots, you will be able to control the regen checkbox.
 

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Awesome! Thanks dude!
 

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Hey I know someone has got this working and I can’t remember who or what thread but what do you need to do in Forscan to set up operator commanded regen? There’s been a few times I’ve been highway driving at 80-85% miles from destination then truck ends up trying to start a regen when I’m like 5 minutes from my house lol
Here are the links direct to the forum posts to get you set up...

Step 1 (if not already done)...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19384-post43.html

Step 2...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/18484-post24.html

Additional good posts to read up on this topic...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/18642-post31.html
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19310-post40.html

Funny thing is that I haven't had a need to use OCR to defer a regen for some time now, but it is sure nice to have it available especially for the few miles away from getting home and parking situations as you described.

I have other posts where I am now experimenting with Fuel Ox additive in attempt to try to stretch out the distance between regens. I am still in what I would consider a testing trial phase, and I intend to post another update on that in a few days. Here are links to my most recent post on that in case anyone missed them...

https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19870-post44.html
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19876-post46.html
 

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Lol literally happened to me again last night the gf and I left to run to target and I sheet you not the dang regen started as I was exiting the freeway. I def need to get this done ASAP lol
 

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Even if it starts as you get to your destination it will restart (if it is at 100%) when you get back in. Seems I always get it to 85% then stop.
 

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Even if it starts as you get to your destination it will restart (if it is at 100%) when you get back in. Seems I always get it to 85% then stop.
yeah it got down to 90% and it did not restart when I got back in the truck to drive home.
 

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Here are the links direct to the forum posts to get you set up...

Step 1 (if not already done)...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19384-post43.html

Step 2...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/18484-post24.html

Additional good posts to read up on this topic...
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/18642-post31.html
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19310-post40.html

Funny thing is that I haven't had a need to use OCR to defer a regen for some time now, but it is sure nice to have it available especially for the few miles away from getting home and parking situations as you described.

I have other posts where I am now experimenting with Fuel Ox additive in attempt to try to stretch out the distance between regens. I am still in what I would consider a testing trial phase, and I intend to post another update on that in a few days. Here are links to my most recent post on that in case anyone missed them...

https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19870-post44.html
https://www.dieself150forum.com/forum/19876-post46.html
Thank you for posting this. I could not find the threads on here at all!
 

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Okay guys, you'll chuckle out of this one!...

So, my fiance asked to drive the truck one morning last weekend, and she rarely drives it. Later that day, we jump in the truck and start driving and I do my usual cycling through the instrument panel cluster (IPC) for information and noticed she returned the truck in the middle of a regen cycle that she didn't know she triggered on her drive time in the truck earlier in the day (I still have to teach her everything about this diesel).

Well, during this next drive, the regen resumed and starting cleaning the DPF again, down to 25% until we got where we were going and I parked it and said who cares, she already interrupted this regen once. Got back in the truck after I dropped her off for some shopping and started it up, then proceeded to drive and the active regen resumed and cleaned the DPF down to 0%.

So, not one but two engine restarts during that active regen and it still completed down to 0% Full. Interesting thing is, my last several regens would stop when I got down to 10% Full and I track that behavior starting when I disabled Active Regen in the IPC to defer a regen until I could get 20 mins of highway miles to clean the DPF.

So, when I initially discovered she parked during an Active Regen I had to tell her that is why I don't let her drive the truck until she is ready for me to teach her all about how to operate the truck. Of course, this message was not delivered as smooth as it could have been (so I freaked out on her!). Then an hour later I have to eat crow when I thank her for what she did because her actions "reset" the Active Regen to complete at 0% Full, and this has been the case ever since (several regens later and still going all the way down to 0%).

Anyway, interesting story that I had to share!
 

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OK, rookie questions here if someone can help out. What is the DPF and why would we want to know the percentage? What is the regen? Thanks.
 

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@cheetah4570 - You may want to read thru this thread that covers what Active vs Passive Regens are and why you want to monitor DPF % Full via your IPC: Stuck in regen???
 

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Another interesting DEF video, just a few minutes long.

 

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Another interesting DEF video, just a few minutes long.

https://youtu.be/BFj-SYN8l-Y
I wouldn't worry about that little guy. all DEF basically comes from the same two facilities, and is all created equal, API certified is a standard that they all must meet (specified urea concentration and distilled water). Just buy it from a store that keeps it inside, and store it properly at home if you have extra, and all will be fine. Or buy it from the pump at the station, all good. no need for "motorcraft DEF" it's the exact same standard. This guy probably just got a bad one, or one that was stored improperly for a long time, and then decided to whine about it on the internet.
 

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OK, I did the operator controlled regeneration (OCR) modification to my 2018 F-150 King Ranch diesel. Pretty easy in ForScan according to the instructions above. I'll add more data as soon as I get the opportunity to try it out.
 
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