Welcome to DPF Solutions, our dedicated DPF Removal website. We have been in business since November 2007 as the very first company to offer a solution to the ever growing concern of the DPF problems on new Diesel engine cars. The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) was designed to reduce the ash/soot in our exhaust gasses and it does this well in theory, however, in practice it’s proved to be a very costly upgrade to the existing exhaust systems.
The DPF works by trapping the ash/soot in the DPF filter box and so stopping it from escaping into the atmosphere. As you can imagine, over time the DPF will become full (blocked) and requires cleaning. So manufacturers came up with an idea to “Regenerate” the DPF by programming the ECU to complete a regeneration process when the Diesel Particulate Filter is about 45% blocked (this will vary from vehicle to vehicle).
Unfortunately, the regeneration process is not very successful for most people and eventually the DPF will be blocked beyond possible regeneration in which case it will need to be replaced. Replacing a DPF is very expensive, they range from £700-£1400 (+VAT) and this does not include any labour costs to remove & install it.
So what’s our DPF Solution?
Here at DPF Solutions we can reprogram your ECU so that your vehicle no longer requires a DPF to run properly. If you simply remove it from the vehicle it will put the car into Limp Mode, bringing up the engine light and losing all power. What we do is reprogram the ECU so that once the DPF is removed, the vehicle will continue to run as it should and not fall into Limp Mode, not bring up the engine light and NOT lose power.
In fact, the DPF restricts the flow of exhaust gasses meaning that even when it’s fully functional, it is restricting the power of the engine and in turn decreasing performance and miles per gallon (mpg). After we’ve reprogrammed the ECU and removed the DPF from the exhaust system, you will notice an immediate increase in performance and better fuel economy because less throttle is required to produce the same amount of power as before.
We always suggest having a full ECU tuning session at the same time to gain maximum benefits – whether you’re looking for maximum power or economy, we can tweak your vehicle to suit your needs.
So, to run you over the services we’re offering:
- DPF-Off ECU Reprogramming Session
- DPF Removal
- Full Engine ECU Tuning Session
- Nationwide Collect & Return Services
Is it Illegal to remove the DPF or will it fail the MOT?
From February 2014 the inspection of the exhaust system carried out during the MoT test will include a visual check for the presence of a DPF.
A missing DPF, where one was fitted when the vehicle was built, will result in an MoT failure. A vehicle might still pass the MoT visible smoke emissions test, which is primarily intended to identify vehicles that are in a very poor state of repair, whilst emitting illegal and harmful levels of fine exhaust particulate. It is an offence under the Road vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Regulation 61a(3))1 to use a vehicle which has been modified in such a way that it no longer complies with the air pollutant emissions standards it was designed to meet.
Often companies will cut out a DPF pipe from the exhaust and replace it with a straight-pipe which will instantly fail any MOT visual inspection and although we only remove the internals of the filter, making it visually intact.. our DPF Removal services are intended for off-road use only. The potential penalties for failing to comply are fines of up to £1,000 for a car or £2,500 for a light goods vehicle.
If you’re having problems with your DPF i.e. Engine Management Light is on, DPF light is on, Car has gone into LIMP Mode and / or Loss Of Power then call us today for an instant quote on 0871 2887 666.