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    Hi all, I have decided I have had enough of DPF clogging, and not re-genning itself so I am going to drill 15-20mm hole clean through the middle of it.

    Will this work??

    Any advice would be appreciated!!

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    If the map stay the same, you will end up trouble codes, unless you connect some resistor to the sensor to cheat on ECM.

    I would rather than choose a silentser or through pipe.

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    duplicate post...
    Last edited by yysnet; 15th October 2010 at 11:09.

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    I drilled my dpf, I made a little slideshow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KS-9...2&feature=plcp

    yup, I know it's not a vauxhall, but it's the same engine/ecu/dpf (2008 model)


    If your dpf looks like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/2849605...in/photostream - IE it only has one pressure pipe located in front of the dpf section, then it can safely be drilled without creating problems

    The benefits are restoration of performance and much better mpg. Also in the smaller section of the dpf is a catalyst. leave that alone and yoiu won't have a problem. I've monitored the turbo boost Target and Actual to see there is nothing untoward happening, and it seems perfectly good to me.

    I didn't remove the dpf. The view up the dpf exit afterwards was like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/2849605...in/photostream

    The later 'close coupled' dpf is a different beast.

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    Update...

    I've now finished making a dongle which stops regenerations from taking place. No remap required

    It just plugs into the OBD diagnostic socket and lives there permanently. If you refit a dpf and need regens to come back (bad luck if yoiu do !) then just unplugging the dongle allows regens to come back again.

    It's completely non-invasive and fully automatic.

    If anyone is interested in it let me know. I'm publishing the project as an open source, free of charge solution. It means you can drill out the dpf or fit a bypass pipe and stop regens from taking place.

    So far it works on the 1.9 JTDm 16V CF4 engine

    Chris

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    I just want to point out, that if yiou look at this image http://www.flickr.com/photos/2849605...in/photostream yoiu can see that when it comes to freeing up the dpf, it will flow much better just if yiou drill only 10mm into the rear of it, because it will open up a lot of the alternately plugged ends

    You could start small and see how it goes, maybe drill about 30mm square to a depth of 10mm. Yoiu can usually do this on the car by undoing the sungle bolt which holds the exhaust to the rear of the dpf. This video shows me drilling all the way through http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KS-9...3&feature=plcp But I now actually think you only need to scrape away at the back of the dpf core to improve flow by removing blockages

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    I have started a Yahoogroup now and loaded up a lot of what has already been learned about DPF washing and drilling into the 'files' and 'photos' section, and took a bit of time to try to label things correctly.

    The group is set to open membership, but my experience with groups is that after a while the spammers take over and so I may have to set access controls to 'vetted membership only' eventually
    DieselDPF : DPF Diesel Particulate Filter (FAP)

    I ordered a few dongles and will assemble a few dpf reset tools over the next week or so, if anyone is desperate to try one out.

    HTH
    Chris

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    id be interested in this how much are the dongles?

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    I'm not here trying to do business, I only have a couple of dongles which I've used for experimenting with. I am happy with what I have now and am just selling what i have already made.

    Here's one on eBay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MESE:IT

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