What Is A DPF Catalytic Converter?

Posted: January 6, 2022

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What Is A DPF Catalytic Converter?

A “DPF” or Diesel Particle (particulate) Filter is part of the exhaust system on a diesel engine. The DPF is part of the exhaust system on a diesel engine. With today’s EPA guidelines for emissions, the New, Large Diesel trucks have a DPF and a catalytic converter to reduce emissions, whereas older vehicles may only have a DPF.


DPF Cats are becoming more and more common as automakers add more diesel vehicles to their fleet offerings. The confusing part about DPFs is that they often come with 1-3 units per car or truck.

These different units do not always have the same value, which confuses. Those units also could have very high or low values depending on the serial numbers off of them. We always ask for all of the listed numbers so we can cross-check our database for the most accurate price quotes.

Important & Common Characteristics of DPF’s:

DPF Catalytic Converter

  • The exact shape but larger than most catalytic converters.
  • Have less precious metals inside them vs. standard catalytic converter, which generally leads to lower values.
  • Specific models will have very high-value units, but the important part is using the serial code to help identify the value.

Standard Brand Vehicles with DPF’s:

  • Dodge Cummins Engines
  • Chevrolet GMC Duramax
  • Ford Powerstroke Trucks
  • Mack Trucks
  • Large Caterpillar Vehicles

Get Price Quote on Your DPF Catalytic Converter

If you are looking for a quote on your DPF Catalytic Converter, it’s essential to send us ALL the serial numbers found on them. That way, our team correctly identifies the DPF you have and get you the most accurate price for its scrap value.


Don’t Be Surprised By Low- or No-Value DPF

Many DPF’s can have no value; the number will help us determine those with value.

Watch Tom Explaining Where To Find Serial Numbers on a DPF Cat

3 Steps To Get A Quote from RRCats

  1. When sending any catalytic converters to the team for a price quote, make sure that you take a picture of the whole catalytic converter from overhead (like this!) – so that we can see the shape and size of the converter.
  2. The second picture you want to send is the serial number.
  3. Lastly, you want to send a picture of both sides of the cat to see that it’s full and not missing any material.

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