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    Default Worst morning of motoring ever for me

    Bad bad morning

    Driving down the m60 and the car (1.9 cdti)
    Starts feeling a bit sluggish, next thing I arrive at simister island which is a big motorway style roundabout and some guy beeps and makes a hand signal to me saying 'smoke'

    Look out the rear view and can see lots of smoke but hard to see cos it was raining heavy, I then stop at the lights on this massive roundabout and clunk, the car dies and I'm blocking the middle lane, at rush hour
    waited an hour for recovery and got picked up on a truck

    The mechanics looking at it now but they think it's the turbo
    im absolutely gutted just finished tinkering with LEDs and things like that, and now this

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    Gutted.

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    whats the mileage/year etc

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    Vehicle : Vectra SRi

    Trim : XP1

    Engine : 1.9 CDTi 150

    Year : 2007

    Mileage : 66000

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    Could this be 'terraclean' related..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    Could this be 'terraclean' related..?
    Definitely something I'd look into..

    That is a horrendous experience - I hope it ends up being cheaper than it sounds atm..
    - I remember mine cutting out in the middle of a small but very busy roundabout in Dublin..diesel pump decided that it didn't want to take any further part in the workings of my car any more..
    less than pleasant. MASSIVE tailback in no time at all.

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    Vehicle : Vectra C

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    Unlucky mate, nowt worse than breaking down in heavy traffic!

    The worst part is that everyone looks at you like you done it deliberately... yeah right, you'd rather be stuck in no-mans-land ruining your own day and everyone's drive to work than at your destination, wouldn't you?
    /sarcasm off

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    guys the mechanics have said my dpf filter is shot, and reckons 700 all in to fix it..

    do i go for it?? not that ive got much options anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
    guys the mechanics have said my dpf filter is shot, and reckons 700 all in to fix it..

    do i go for it?? not that ive got much options anyway
    You can get the insides removed and then blanked out of the ECU (remap), its about £350 (from seeing posts on here) - you'll never have to worry about it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
    guys the mechanics have said my dpf filter is shot, and reckons 700 all in to fix it..

    do i go for it?? not that ive got much options anyway
    I'd agree with Dan's suggestion - from what I've read I'm glad I don't have a DPF on my motor. Nothing but trouble for the "massive" "environment protection" gains it's supposed to provide.

    Hope you get it sorted !

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    the mechanics basically said ive caused it because i shouldnt be driving a diesel cause i only do about 20 miles a day, heavily advising i get a petrol.

    but with the dpf removed this wont matter anyway will it?

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