Had my DPF removed and engine remapped and I can wholeheartedly recommend it!
More power when you need it and economy is fantastic. Was getting around 42 MPG but now I'm nudging 62 MPG.
Had my first MOT done this weekend with the DPF out and it sailed through it except a bald front trye but emissions test passed with flying colours!
I'm away week after next so can't get it down there any time soon but he has assured me it will not develop any further and is just a "counter" he must've forgotten to map out.
Apparently, this error code comes on if a pre-set amount of failed regens occur.
I'm not best pleased because it's a 200 mile round trip but at least it hasnt broken my car.
Just found a large split in my induction hose too (jubillee clip on the turbo side way overtightened) so that's me £50 lighter for a replacement.
It seems that that nice turbo whistle/whoosh I've been getting when coming off boost the last 6 months isn't a good noise! LOL
Finally had my car mapped after DPF removal and all I can say is WOW!
Engine runs sweet as a nut and the torque (especially in 3rd & 4th) is fantastic!
Before DPF removal I was getting around 42 MPG and that was with driving like a granny but now....58 - 59 MPG without even trying!
Not only do I have more overtaking power when needed but I've extended my range by 70 - 80 miles and thats with a mix of town and short motorway runs (with a few heavy right foot journeys) so can't imagine how much it would increase if I did more motorway miles!!
I am over the moon with it and the best part....
Usually a good 20 minutes to complete a regen mate. You should let the regen complete once it starts or you end up reducing the life of your DPF significantly.
The loss of power after heavy braking was probably just pure coincidence in my opinion.
You can help your DPF along by taking your motor for a good 20 to 30 minute run out on the motorway once or twice a month doing 70mph in 4th gear.
The high revs help the exhaust/DPF get hot enough (600 degrees) to enable any soot to be expelled.
There are plenty of topics on here regarding this so there's lots of info for you...
The fuel saving from doing this will be miniscule. Better off adjusting your driving style or running with less fuel in the tank, making your Mrs walk etc.
I remember one of the car programs did this a while back and found no performance/economy gains until the whole car had been stripped down to just the drivers seat or something like that.
I deffo wouldn't run without a spare in any case, I would rather change it myself in 10 mins than wait 30 mins or whatever for the AA and then have to be towed to a tyre shop anyway - would be more embarrassing having to tell the AA man I didn't have a spare due to trying to save weight
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Making the missus walk sounds like something I could get the hang of!
I just thought I would ask the question really.
I too would much rather have the spare in there to be honest I mean, can you imagine the converstion you will have when you get a flat on a long journey going on holiday and your missus (if shes not walking) turns around and asks why there is no spare and you have a 2 year old in the back starting to get irritable!
Michael,name and shame the guy on here so that others are warned. when i was on seatcupra.net you could not say anything bad/negative towards any of the sponsors on there as your post would get deleted or your account would get deleted. its just how the admin team worked so you never got proper feedback on any of the sponsors on there. hope you get it all sorted mate.
Im considering doing that but the thing is, the guy has been very attentive and seems to be very thorough.
Its been a nightmare from the start though and ive gotta go back to his house AGAIN tonight for him to delete a DPF sensor (which, again doesnt make sense).
I personally think that he has zero experience with Ford and I get the impression that I was a guinea pig to see if he could do it.
He specialises in Audi and VW you see.
Im just very pee'd off with it now and am doubting everything he's done.