ExpertTuning offers the complete DPF (FAP) removal and tuning service.
Common DPF problems include:
- DPF Light Flashing
- DPF Light On Constantly
- Engine Management Light On - Car In Limp Mode (Won’t Rev Over 2,500 / 3,000)
- Hard To Start / Won’t Start (In extreme cases of a blocked DPF)
- Loss Of Power / Reduction in MPG
- Blown Turbo / Injector Seals (As a direct result of ignoring a blocked DPF)
What if I ignore the DPF warnings?
In addition to the above problems, it is possible you could damage your engine beyond repair if you ignore the DPF warnings. This is not meant to be a 'scarer' - just a statement of fact. Ignoring the DPF problem can create excessive back pressure into the engine resulting in oil contamination and dilution from fuel and exhaust. This can cause bearing failure and consequent need for a replacement or fully rebuilt engine. We know - because it has happened to some of our customers before they came to us. The last one was a Mercedes Vito requiring a new engine at a cost of over £7,500.00.
How the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) works
The DPF is designed to trap & remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gasses of the diesel engine. As a DPF gets clogged the ECU will send instructions to the DPF to help it self-clean. The problem is that this is far from a reliable process and sometimes the DPF no longer reacts to the cleaning or regeneration cycles. Replacement DPFs are becoming increasingly necessary even in relatively new cars and, at £1,200 upwards, this can become an expensive and regular maintenance cost.
The DPF Removal Procedure
Although it is not possible to remove the DPF from all vehicles, for most it is a relatively straightforward process. The DPF cartridge has to be removed, and the ECU needs to be re-programmed to tell it that the cartridge has gone and that it should no longer monitor or report DPF activity. To remove the DPF cartridge we open the relevant section of your exhaust system, take out the cartridge and re-seal the exhaust system before remapping the ECU with the new DPF instructions. Alternatively we can fabricate a new section for the exhaust so your DPF could be refitted in the future if required.
What should I consider for my DPF removal?
You only have the DPF removed once and its in your interest to have it done professionally. We take pride in our work and always ensure that every DPF Removal carried out is to the highest of standards. We offer a written warranty to back our work.
What effect will I notice after a DPF removal?
Because an exhaust flow bottleneck has been removed from your engine, it can breathe more easily. You will experience an overall increase in performance, improved MPG, better responsiveness and overall improvements in engine characteristics such as flexibility and pulling power.
A cost comparison makes it an easy choice
A new DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) can cost from £1,200 upwards (+Labour & +VAT). We can remove the entire DPF for a fraction of this cost and you’ll never have to worry about it again. What's more, we can remap your engine for even more power, torque and fuel economy at the same time. Although simply removing the DPF will improve MPG and help contribute to costs over time, by adding a full power/economy remap at the same time you'll go on to get the very best MPG figures possible from your vehicle for the rest of its life.
Call for more details and for a price for your car.
Landline 01883 341774
Mobile 07525 479932
Tel: 01883 341774
Mob: 07525 479932
Surrey CR3 5AE