A DPF is an abbreviation for Diesel Particulate Filter. This filter is situated on the exhaust system of most modern diesel engines from around 2005 onwards.
The design of the filter is to catch particulate matter otherwise known as soot produced from the engine to help reduce harmful matter being emitted to our atmosphere. Once the filter has reaches its threshold limit for particulate matter it runs through a process called regeneration, this is controlled and activated by the ECU (engine control unit)
The regeneration process involves the operating temperature of the the DPF to raise to such a point where it “burns off” the particulate matter. The ECU constantly monitors the DPF system but can't always detect any underline issues, this is where we come in.
Diagnosing why the DPF is blocked correctly is extremely important to prevent the same issue reappearing. You should know that a DPF will not block if the system is in good working order, the DPF in our view, is referred to as the victim of another issue.
Unfortunately many garages are unaware and do not understand how a DPF system operates, this is key to making sure to correct diagnosis is carried out. We fully inspect the system in depth as many aspects can cause a DPF to block.
We offer our diagnose and clean for £199 + VAT (Trade discounts available - Prices correct at time of publication)
Using our specialist equipment we are able to inject the specialist fluid directly into the DPF (no need to remove) we allow this to soak which breaks down the particulate matter, this is then followed by flushing the DPF through using a second fluid to ensure a clean and healthy DPF.
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Old Mill Garage Ltd.
Units 2 & 3, Venture Court
P: 01626 364 088