Asked another way, has anyone successfully kicked off a manual re-gen through ForScan? The option does not show up for me?
Note where I made bold. The Ford tech can set this to be done either in place as you described or while on the road. This is all very interesting. This would require the hood down if forscan can duplicate what the techs can do.Manual Regeneration
The scan tool can be used to perform a manual regeneration of the DPF to clean the system. The manual DPF Regeneration can be performed in a stationary location or can be run while driving the vehicle, if needed, to try to reproduce customer issues. The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate when service or maintenance of the DPF is necessary.
CAUTION: The manual regeneration of the DPF produces high temperatures in the exhaust system. Due to high exhaust gas temperatures, always follow the Workshop Manual Cautions, Warnings, and procedures when performing a manual DPF regeneration.
Frequency of Regeneration
The mileage between regenerations varies significantly, depending on vehicle usage.
After regeneration, the PCM reads the pressure at the DPF pressure sensor and compares it with a calibrated value. From this comparison, the PCM determines the ash quantity inside the DPF.
Over time a slight amount of non-burnable ash builds up in the DPF which is not removed during the regeneration process. Ash comes from the fuel, oils and other materials that remain after the DPF regeneration process. The DPF may need to be removed for ash cleaning and replaced with a new or remanufactured part.
Handle the DPF with care. Dropping the DPF may cause internal damage.