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    Ok, had to take my 08 Vec C diesel back for them to reset service light and fill in book they'd forgotten. Asked while I was there if they had any advice on keeping DPR clean. They reckon 40 ish miles at full operating temperature - at 3,000rpm.
    I pointed out in top gear I'm doing 70mph at less than 2,000rpm, they suggested I select lower gears until the revs were reached. My car is an automatic, could use the +/-, but this sounds mad to me.

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    Mine has the DPF as well not an issue seems to work anyway without hitting 3000 rpm just watch your fuel consumption figure anyway if it is warmed up and you overtake something probably kick down to 3000 rpm anyway you don't have to maintain it just trigger the cleaning process

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    mine is a manual but when i fill it up after 14miles instantly regens. just boot it a bit towards the end of a tank then brim it then another boot up hills the engine uses the raised rpm and +30mpg to start regen. if it realy wants to though it just will wouldn't worry to much never had a prob and only do 7mile trips to work and back

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    I don't know about 40 miles at 3000 revs...

    Should only be 30 seconds at 3000 revs (from memory)

    This is said to initiate self-clean / soot burn-off function.

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    Ok thanks chaps. I only ask the Stealer out of curiousity and never take it as gospel.
    3,0000 to trigger sounds much more likely. I do mostly short start stop with a run once a month ish of a couple of hundred miles motorway, had originally wondered if a petrol engine like my Omega 2.2 would have been better, but only diesels available in spec and price range. So far, so good.

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