rubbish is what the guys talking as of feb they will be fined and right now some companies are already being fined for offering this service i too spoke to a large company in scotland about the same thing and this was the reply.
thankyou for youre enquiry regarding diesel particulate filter removal at present the loophole allows us to remove this for you... however we have been informed that as of january 2014 we may be pursued by the courts for doing so, and as a result from december 15th 2013 we will suspend all removals on any vehicle made from january 2008 onwards pre 2008 vehicles should be okay as they have different emission requirements and these are far higher than newer cars to those which have been booked in all customers are advised of the potential pit falls and even resaleability issues of their vehicle
we will offer no guarantee or assurances that the car is road legal or that it would pass an mot we will offer no guarantee on the work carried out .The legal issues involved are varied and difficult and are said to now result in a penalty or fine for companies advertising such services as you can understand we will no longer if this is the case be doing this sort of repair and upgrade to post 2008 vehicles.
thankyou for youre enquiry
when asked about the check he stated ......the details are scarce however from what we have been lead to believe by our own mot inspectors the check will not just be a visual check and all suggestions lead to this conclusion as for the enquiry regarding removal of panels underneath the car again our own inspectors have stated that at present on some cars this will have to be the case in order to gain access to the filter even assuming it was visual, again the inspector must see the filter which will necessitate removal of some underbody panels it is clear to the inspector he will be informed of the emission standard euro 6 and the location of the dpf filter prior to the test taking place. we cannot confirm or deny any chance of emission tests being put in place for diesel cars with dpfs fitted we have done various enquiries ourselves and a spokesman from the Department for Transport told us that anyone that
has had the filter removed, will now have to a new one put back on their
car in order to pass their next MOT test.
now read carefully
Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said:
“I am very concerned that vehicles are being modified in a way that is clearly detrimental to people’s
health and undoes the hard work car manufacturers have taken to improve emissions standards. It has
become apparent the government had to intervene to clarify the position on particulate filter removal
given the unacceptable negative impact on air quality.
“This change to the MOT tests makes it clear
if you have this filter removed from your car it will
fail the test.
Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said:
“This is excellent news that should
help protect public health and honest motorists worried about buying a second-hand diesel vehicle that might be illegal to drive.
the Ministers strong words are backed by an effective MOT test not a simple visual check that might
fail to spot the common practice of replacing diesel particulate filters with
shiny but empty casings.“The Government’s announcement
is also a timely reminder of the importance of fully operational
diesel particulate filters and emissions control systems
The final Trilogue meeting will meet next Monday to ensure the new
regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on periodic
roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers includes the
effective, independent and periodic tailpipe testing of oxides of nitrogen (petrol and diesel vehicles) and particulates (diesel
“Europe should keep its current legislation rather than approve a new regime that would weaken again emission systems checks.
i think those who made the rules make it clear
panels will likely be removed the check is not visual and tail pipe emission checks are coming for diesel cars with dpfs fitted