How to Clean a DPF Filter

A GREAT Way to Clean a DPF Filter


Cobra Clean Degreaser - Safe & Effective Low cost method to cleaning your filters in house without damaging them.

How to Clean a DPF Filter:
Time 12 - 24 hours
Personal Time: 1 hour
Materials Cost: $80 first filter $0 for 2 or 3 more (depending on soot)
Savings: $400 to burn, +/-$2,600 to replace


Dirty DPF Filter

Rinse both ends with water hose in wash area removing loose large deposits.

Get a 30 gallon Plastic Drum

Use 2 Bricks or 2" square tubing to place on the bottom of drum to set the DPF Filter on. A steel rack can also be used.

Place DPF filter on top of rack and fill with Cobra Clean. You want enough Cobra Clean to completely submerge the DPF filter.

Let soak over night.

Next day remove filter and place in wash area. Flush with water hose and spray nozzle until clean. Make sure to flush from both sides.

Let filter dry on a pallet or blow dry.

Replace filter and take the crew to Steak House on money saved.

Video DPF Cleaning Pt1 (click here)

Video DPF Cleaning Pt2 (click here)

Video DPF Cleaning Pt3 (click here)

Palm Beach County DPF Cleaning video (click here


Use nitrile or vinyl gloves for hand protection.
Use standard shop eye protection.
Cobra Clean is non-caustic, non-acidic, and biodegradable.
Cobra Clean will not burn skin or clothing, but we recommend using protection due to potential skin sensitivity.
Use in a ventilated area.
Allow equipment to cool before cleaning.
Dispose of sludge and waste water properly.

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