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    Default DPF (Diesel particulate filter) Removal?

    Ok i know DPF is the below

    DPF (Diesel particulate filter) or FAP (Filtre A Particules) is a device designed to remove diesel particles or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. It basically traps the diesel particles in the filter and at a given condition the ECU will put it in to regeneration mode when these particles are burnt and blown out of the exhaust. Unfortunately these filters get blocked and cause running problems, Repair costs can be very expensive with some DPFs costing in excess of 800 the filter is not a requirement for MOT test so a viable solution would be to remove the DPF and remove the regeneration function from the ECU Software MAS Performance can do this on most vehicles please contact us for details.
    But is it worth removing it at all? Bare in mind i do 90 miles a day and every so often i do shall we say give it beans to clean things out................

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    If it's not causing you any problem I would leave it as is, but if you start getting problems, get it off.

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    DPF's give more problems when the car is used for short cold runs, so as you do 90 miles a day and it's not giving you problems, as mally says, leave well alone untill it starts giving problems. My Veccy still has her original DPF and has covered 110k with no problems and i only cover ten miles a day on fast A roads.

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    No need to boot the Car as cleaning is automatic under the correct conditions, save your fuel!

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    so my 45minute drive a day does some good interesting Thanks folks

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