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    Default For info: how the DPF works in your Car

    for those of us who cannot be bothered to read the manual:


    This info is for the following engines:

    Diesel 19 CDTi 150 PS, engne code Z19DTH (UK)
    Diesel 1.9 CDTi 120 PS, engine code Z19DH (UK)

    Fitted to the following Cars:

    Vectra C Estate (Manual or Automatic)

    Signum (Manual or Automatic)

    Vectra C Hatchback/Saloon with Automatic Gear Box fitted only

    Please note:This does not apply to Hatchbacks/Saloons with manual gearbox as they have no DPF fitted



    The diesel particle filter system removes
    polluting soot particles out of the engine
    exhaust gases. The system includes a
    self-cleaning function that operates
    automatically while driving. The filter is
    cleaned by burning the trapped soot
    particles at a high temperature. There may
    be an increase in fuel consumption,
    exhaust smell, and engine cooling fan
    operation
    during the self-cleaning
    operation.
    The self-cleaning function can not operate
    automatically during certain driving
    situations where the engine does not reach
    its normal operating temperature. An
    example of this would be driving only short

    distances in cold weather.

    If the filter needs cleaning and recent
    driving situations did not allow the function
    to automatically operate, then the control
    indicator (coil symbol-glow plug light)
    will flash. If this occurs, then
    you may continue to drive the vehicle
    normally. The vehicle will not be damaged
    and does not require service.
    The self-cleaning function will
    automatically operate while driving after
    the engine has reached its normal
    operating temperature. The control
    indicator (coil symbol-glow plug light)
    will continue to flash until the
    self-cleaning operation is complete. This
    may take up to 20 minutes of driving. The
    time will be shorter at higher vehicle

    speeds.

    Just thought I would post this up so search engines will find it and should anyone ask in the future they can directed to this thread as well

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    Got the engine code wrong should be Z19DTL not Z19DH

    Can a mod change it please
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    Also, the coil symbol/heater plug light doesn't flash on most facelift cars.

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    Here's how to spot if your CDTI 150 has it or not:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127494

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    for those of us who cannot be bothered to read the manual:


    This info is for the following engines:

    Diesel 19 CDTi 150 PS, engne code Z19DTH (UK)
    Diesel 1.9 CDTi 120 PS, engine code Z19DH (UK)

    Fitted to the following Cars:

    Vectra C Estate (Manual or Automatic)

    Signum (Manual or Automatic)

    Vectra C Hatchback/Saloon with Automatic Gear Box fitted only

    Please note:This does not apply to Hatchbacks/Saloons with manual gearbox as they have no DPF fitted



    The diesel particle filter system removes
    polluting soot particles out of the engine
    exhaust gases. The system includes a
    self-cleaning function that operates
    automatically while driving. The filter is
    cleaned by burning the trapped soot
    particles at a high temperature. There may
    be an increase in fuel consumption,
    exhaust smell, and engine cooling fan
    operation
    during the self-cleaning
    operation.
    The self-cleaning function can not operate
    automatically during certain driving
    situations where the engine does not reach
    its normal operating temperature. An
    example of this would be driving only short

    distances in cold weather.

    If the filter needs cleaning and recent
    driving situations did not allow the function
    to automatically operate, then the control
    indicator (coil symbol-glow plug light)
    will flash. If this occurs, then
    you may continue to drive the vehicle
    normally. The vehicle will not be damaged
    and does not require service.
    The self-cleaning function will
    automatically operate while driving after
    the engine has reached its normal
    operating temperature. The control
    indicator (coil symbol-glow plug light)
    will continue to flash until the
    self-cleaning operation is complete. This
    may take up to 20 minutes of driving. The
    time will be shorter at higher vehicle

    speeds.

    Just thought I would post this up so search engines will find it and should anyone ask in the future they can directed to this thread as well

    Thanks a lot - very interesting - would the operation of the DPF be affected by the thermostat being faulty and the engine not reaching its proper working temperature?

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    so my 45minute drive a day does some good interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee_umney View Post
    Also, the coil symbol/heater plug light doesn't flash on most facelift cars.
    Thats because when it does it automatically the symbol does NOT flash.
    If you drive your car regulary over long distances then you may never see the "symbol come on it all the time you own the car. We drive a lot of miles and after checking Op-com it has regened several times but we were never aware of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcutler View Post
    Thanks a lot - very interesting - would the operation of the DPF be affected by the thermostat being faulty and the engine not reaching its proper working temperature?
    Simple answer is yes, it would do a forced regen at some point and the "symbol" light would flash if the correct temperture was never reached for long enough.

    Best get the thermostat changed as soon as. Have just done mine and it does make a difference.

    The thermostats fail a lot and I am sure that plays a big part with many peoples issues with the DPF without them realising. There is a modified thermostat available from VX. Your car temperture should get to at least 85 within 10-15 mins of driving and then never go below 85 for the reast ofthe journey. If it does even in winter your Thermostat has had it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Here's how to spot if your CDTI 150 has it or not:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127494
    whats the engine code for the 3.0?

    See if I can get it added to the list
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    Can some one add this to my first post as well, thanks to Gazza4 for the info

    "On the drivers door plate look at the last number on the plate; it will either be:

    0.5 - You have a DPF
    1.20 - You don't have DPF"
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