DPF Removal across the North East.
Diesel particulate removal for drivers in Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Teesside.
The benefits of DPF removal are as follows: No expensive DPF replacement costs. No more limp modes when the vehicle decides to do a forced regeneration. Improved miles per gallon due to the removal of an air restriction allowing the engine to breather better.
Advantages: better MPG, engine breathes easier, more power, no £1500 to replace it when it won't regenerate, no worries about short journeys, no having to take it for a run up the motorway to do a regen.
Disadvantages: cost of removal (small compared to replacement) - We view it as pro-active maintenance.
One concern: there is talk of the DPF becoming part of the MOT, but as I understand it IF this ever happens it will only be a visual inspection to ascertain it is there. If you have it done like mine it would still pass. Removing it will not affect the emissions tests.
* Removing the DPF will pass the MOT visual check as its not a catalytic converter.
* 99% of cars that have their DPF removed will PASS the emissions test
* You should really tell your insurance as many of the remaps to delete the DPF from the ECU will increase performance too.
The DPF collects soot, especially on start up, where traditionally diesel engines can kick out a fair bit. Once it gets to a certain % full and if the conditions are right, the engine performs a regeneration, to 'empty' the dpf. Where do we think that the gunk from the dpf goes when it regens? Yes, out into the atmosphere, the same place as it would of gone with no DPF.
Regarding people shouldn't buy a diesel if they aren't going to do the miles or drive it in a certain way.... DPF issues are affecting many many types of car / driving type. Yes, those that tootle around town will probably have more issues, but even high mileage / motorway users are experiencing issues.
Most of the diesel engines in cars made in the last few years are made to be efficient and clean anyway. Its not the DPF itself that makes it clean, the DPF makes it slightly more cleaner.
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