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Want to learn more about DPF cleaning, regeneration & replacements?

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Want to learn how we can help fix your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)?

ClickMechanic offers DPF regeneration and DPF cleaning services to help resolve Diesel Particulate Filter problems. We are also able to help with DPF replacements.

What does a Diesel Particulate Filter do?

A DPF filter is fitted to Diesel cars to clean up the exhaust gases before they are released into the atmosphere. It is a part of the exhaust system and essentially looks like an exhaust silencer. The DPF cleans the exhaust gases by capturing and storing harmful exhaust soot. The soot stored is burned off periodically during an automatic regeneration cycle to empty the DPF.

What causes a Diesel Particulate Filter to get clogged up?

Under certain driving conditions or if there is a fault in the system the DPF will not regenerate, meaning that the soot is not burned off adequately. This in turn leads to a clogged up DPF. Usually the system gets blocked in cases where the vehicle is primarily used for short trips or at low speeds, like stop-start traffic in cities. In those conditions the system is unable to reach the conditions required to burn off the soot and clean the DPF.

How do you know the Diesel Particulate Filter is blocked?

There are a number of symptoms which could point to a blocked DPF:

  • The DPF warning light on the dashboard will come on
  • Car goes into ‘safe’ or ‘limp’ mode
  • Loss of power
  • High fuel consumption
  • Starting issues

Do I need DPF filter cleaning or a DPF regeneration?

If the Diesel particulate filter is blocked there are a few ways ClickMechanic can help. In some cases a DPF regeneration can be carried out. The technician will go through the DPF history diagnostic and check that the filter has failed to complete a regeneration. If that is the case the mechanic will use diagnostic tools to force a regeneration cycle and run it through to completion.
If a DPF has become too clogged for a forced regeneration then a physical DPF deep clean of the system will be required to clear the soot. Specially designed fluids are added to the system, either through the intake or in some cases through the fuel to cleanse the unit. In some severe cases the DPF may need to be physically removed from the vehicle to wash through the filter, again using specific chemicals to do so.

When do I need a DPF replacement?

If DPF cleaning or a forced regeneration has not resolved the issues, a DPF replacement may be needed. The ClickMechanic mechanic in residence team can offer advice as to when a replacement should be considered.

Can I remove my DPF?

Whilst a DPF can be removed, it is not legal to drive a vehicle without one if there was one fitted to the vehicle by the manufacturer of the car. MOT testers will now fail any vehicle where there is evidence of an emissions filter having been removed from a vehicle and have been trained to make this decision from easily recognisable signs during the testing.

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33 manufacturers for DPF Cleaning, regeneration & replacement

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Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £370 - £678

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£551

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£920

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BMW

Parts costs: £592 - £1284

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£965

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £337 - £637

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£554

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Fiat

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Ford

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MINI

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Renault

Parts costs: £252 - £909

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Saab

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Parts costs: £494 - £1213

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Parts costs: £491 - £1016

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Volvo

Parts costs: £340 - £1281

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