Mine's done 79k. No problems with the DPF (yet)
the biggest problem with dpf is lack of understanding by the owners...which to be honest is down to the dealers not emphasising the importance of it.
any owner that only use the cars for short, around town journeys, will suffer far more dpf problems than those that give the car a decent regular run.
the cost of the system when it goes 'wrong' is ridiculously high, even if you found somewhere that was willing to clean it out for you...its not a 5 min task.
end result is a diesel is not cost effective for someone doing the short sharp journeys, thats where the dealers really fall short, you would be much better off with a petrol model especially when you compare the fuel prices.
personally, although i totally understand the need for a system like this, i think they need to improve technology, until they do, not only am i not interested in ever buying one, i also have no interest in ever getting involved in repairing one...the few second hand car dealers i know, absolutley loathe them, to the point that some wont touch them unless the system is 100%...very rare
+1 on Tony's comment, he has it spot on. Its all about how the car is driven, if its allowed more than sufficient opportunities to passively regen, it will never need an active regen and will live longer, otherwise, short drives dont get it hot enough, the soot builds up more frequently and chokes the exhaust, requiring forced regen leaving behind deposits that can never be removed, thus adding to the likelyhood of a premature replacement.
Kind of like your tea cup. If you always drink from it, but never wash it, it stains, then in the end you get fed up and want rid. But, if you wash it regularly, it lasts longer :D
Its a 2010 ford focus 1.6TDCi DV6
Lenny what car have u got? I thought removing dpf brought error codes up on the focus ?
I've got my egr blanked and no errors have popped up,
How about the egr cos ive also heard that if u blank it the sensor that picks up the flow of the gasses brings up a code? I wouldnt mind blanking mine off but cant be bothered clearing the code all the time if thats what happens