February 18, 2011, 8:33 am
[quote name='Daryll' timestamp='1298015635' post='114695']
This talk of removing the DPF has me puzzled....so what happens at your MOT when they do the emmissions test?? won't it fail??[/quote]
Ah well there you go Daryall, I've heard arguments both ways but definitely nothing that I would put my money on, and sleep soundly at night.
But what is beyond dispute is the fact that if you modify your vehicle in regard to its engine and or performance, you should notify the DVLA [vehicle taxation] and you insurance company. Failure to do so can lead to you facing prosecution by the DVLA, and possibly open-ended financial liabilities on your part, when your insurance company walks away from a claim where your deemed to be at fault. [non disclosure under their terms and conditions]
I know some people will say, yes but what's the chances of that happening? Well I'll answer that rhetorical question by asking another one. What were the chances of a 30 year old Police State, sustained and bank rolled to the tune of $1.6 billion per year by the most powerful military nation in the world .....collapsing in 18 days?
Back to the question, well all I will say is this, mimic the mindset of a Derivatives Trader on the Financial Futures Markets. In that before he/she takes a position in the "Market" he/she first evaluates the risk/reward ratio.
And in this instance the risk/reward ratio stacks up something like this. Lets do the [b]Reward[/b] evaluation first. The savings to be made by paying for the DPF removal, set against the cost of DPF replacement and one top up mid way in the six year ownership cycle. Why do I say "six year ownership cycle" because in all probability the vast majority of owners change their vehicle well within that time scale. So there are no onward savings past the 6 year cycle for the vast majority of owners. So basically taking the latter into consideration there is actually little or no saving in that regard. But you will most likely gain the odd 1 to 2 miles per gallon because of the elimination of the regeneration cycle. So that's the sum total of the rewards.
Now lets evaluate the [b]Risks[/b] easy, I refer readers to my second paragraph. And on top of that, possible engine management overwrite problems. Plus possible litigation problems in relation to the onward selling of non standard vehicle, especially if you withhold said information at the time of contract of sale. Admit it is a non standard vehicle, and just watch the value drop at trade in time.
Hope that helps.
Mooresey: I have not replied to your questions, simply because whilst offering you advice, I opened my post by asking you just one question, and you replied thus
[quote] If I rev the bajesus out of the car ..............[/quote]
Nothing personal you understand, I just reckon I can respond to other posters concerns, and yield better responses from them. It's all down to how much time is available and how best to invest that time for the benefit of others.