I have a DPF filter that is blocked and needs replacing and currently have an ongoing court case with the dealer I purchased the car from. I have been advised by a qualified mechanic (who is also a good friend) that they are part(s) that need to be purchased and fitted by a main Ford dealer and that cheaper versions of the part(s) are not recommended. In fact, most local mechanics won't touch it.
The dealer I bought the car from has at last accepted that it is their responsibility to replace the part(s) and repair the vehicle but I think they will do it as cheaply as possible (ie. a bodge job). I think they saw me coming when I bought it but never expected this long blonde haired girl to have a brain!!
The car is currently in London (where it broke down) and the dealer is in Wales. They want to come and collect the car to do the repairs. I am worried as I don't trust the dealer with the repair after they sold me a dodgy car. I think there are certainly other issues with the car as well apart from the DPF, which will be found once the DPF has been replaced, the car is roadworthy again and a full vehicle safety check has been carried out.
Please help! Is anyone able to confirm with good reasons why it is recommended that the part(s) are purchased from a Ford Dealer and not to purchase cheaper part(s) that are poorer quality? In fact, I would be very grateful for any advice or opinions. I've won the court case even though it is still ongoing because the dealer has accepted responsibility, I just need some good info about the different types of DPF's and their quality so that I know the job is going to be done properly.
Thank you very much for your time!