DPF Delete & Removal Portsmouth Hampshire UK South
What is a DPF?
The DPF is essentially a structure of “straws” which are sealed at one end and once the exhaust gases travel down the “straw”, they cannot escape. The exhaust gases then have to diffuse through the walls of the “straws” and the soot particulates are left inside.
What does a DPF actually do?
The DPFs primary role is to filter out the soot particulates within the engine exhaust gases. Unfortunately, the reliability of the DPF systems is questionable and we are now offering complete removal of the DPF for customers.
What's going wrong?
As the “straws” begin to fill up with soot particulates,(image to the right) the vehicle tries to regenerate the DPF by burning off the contents of the filter. However, to do this, the DPF must reach a temperature of 600-650c (this temperature cannot be reached whilst driving around town) and will usually require a specific distance at a speed of 60mph +
What are the symptons?
Symptoms of a clogged DPF include engine "check light" or "DPF warning light" . Along with a significant amount of power loss as your engine reverts to "limp mode" you may also suffer with a reduced top speed which can be as severe as limiting your vehicle to as little as 50 mph. This can be extremely dangerous if you are making regular use of motorways and generally faster moving traffic roads.