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#1 markw96

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

Hi all, well I brimmed my tank last night and this morning I have had the eml light & dpf light come on. I've checked the error code and it's saying that the dpf fluid is low! I have a couple of questions really?

1: would it be ok to continue driving the car like this, if so how long for?

2: should I just get the dpf gutted and get a remap? The car has done currently around 86k and I haven't had any dpf problems until now.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

Hi all, well I brimmed my tank last night and this morning I have had the eml light & dpf light come on. I've checked the error code and it's saying that the dpf fluid is low! I have a couple of questions really?
1: would it be ok to continue driving the car like this, if so how long for?
2: should I just get the dpf gutted and get a remap? The car has done currently around 86k and I haven't had any dpf problems until now.

Considering the cost of eloys fluid aswell as the cost of getting it filled by a garage because there's specific tools required,
Id get the dpf internals removed and remapped to look like it never happened leaving it maintananc free and MOT compliant for MOT visual inspection.
Blank the egr aswell will be more efficient overall.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

Thanks for the quick reply Lenny, as for the egr blanking I have already done that the other week following your guide, so thumbs up for that. I could probably get the fluid topped up cheap as I have a mate that works at fords but what I'm wondering is what's the life span of the dpf ? Is it likely to be needed to be replaced soon? I take it you have had yours gutted and remapped? What kind of price would I be looking at roughly?

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

Thanks for the quick reply Lenny, as for the egr blanking I have already done that the other week following your guide, so thumbs up for that. I could probably get the fluid topped up cheap as I have a mate that works at fords but what I'm wondering is what's the life span of the dpf ? Is it likely to be needed to be replaced soon? I take it you have had yours gutted and remapped? What kind of price would I be looking at roughly?
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Dpf can go at anytime t be honest mate,
If it runs dry it will need replacing,

If your driving some day and stop the car when its in a regeneration process it will go then too.
How will you know its in mid generation? You won't

I got mine gutted and mapped, back together like it never happened for 375 euro
Shop around mate,

You can top it up or gut it out for much the same money,

Here's some videos after removal and map,
No smoke at all and no dpf

Just the catylist remains inside no dpf,
Chisel and hammer job.

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Here's a bit of the ceramic filter,
Its around 4-5" deep and 6" wide overall,
Don't breath it though its just as bad as aspestos

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 10:52 AM

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

had the same issue on mine after the wife filled up-lights came on. decided to get dpf removed, egr mapped out and remap. more than likely the dpf will fail not to far after resulting in even higher costs than remap/removal.

 

plus you get no more issues in regards to the oil being diluted with diesel when a regen happens...much better for your car internals



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:15 AM

had the same issue on mine after the wife filled up-lights came on. decided to get dpf removed, egr mapped out and remap. more than likely the dpf will fail not to far after resulting in even higher costs than remap/removal.
 
plus you get no more issues in regards to the oil being diluted with diesel when a regen happens...much better for your car internals

Dpf internal removal, egr blank, performance induction filter and a remap all together will give you almost zero turbo lag increased mpg and the performance of a 1.8 petrol engine.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

agree to the above- not replaced air filter though and have almost zero lag :P Engine is a joy to drive still- nearly 2 months on. i find myself driving it more forceful now lol




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