The Suzuki Grand Vitara offers genuine off-road toughness and can be a great choice in a very competitive market. However, like many modern diesel vehicles, it can suffer from an unfortunate DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) problem.
The function of a DPF is to try and reduce harmful emissions from the exhaust of a vehicle. Since 2005, the DPF has been fitted to almost all eco-friendly diesel vehicles. When exhaust fumes pass through the DPF, the gasses are able to pass through the filter unhindered but the particulate matter, or soot, is trapped and deposited within the filter. In order to ensure that the DPF does not become blocked by the build-up of soot, the DPF goes through a process of “regeneration” when it reaches 45% capacity. This is when the ECU tells the DPF it needs to “regenerate” by heating up to extreme temperatures and burning off the soot …or at least that’s the theory.
In reality the “regeneration” process is not always successful and this can lead to a build-up of soot and the DPF becoming blocked. If this happens to your vehicle it can cause harmful build-up of back pressure in the exhaust system which can lead further problems.
You vehicle may begin to suffer from:
- Lack of power/No throttle response
- Poor fuel consumption
- Particulate Filter light on the dashboard
- Difficult to start or not start at all
- Limp Mode – restricted performance beyond a certain rev range
The DPF problem can be resolved in two ways:
- You can either replace the old DPF with a new one, this can be very expensive (approximately £1500.00!) and leaves you open to the risk of facing the same problem in the future.
- Or you can remove the DPF altogether.
Here at DPF-Solutions we have been removing DPFs from Vehicles for many years. We remove the DPF and reprogram the ECU to function without it. Once the DPF is removed by one of our professionals you will notice:
- An immediate increase in power and throttle response.
- Better Fuel Economy
- No more Limp Mode
- No more warning lights
And you may also benefit from longer life expectancy of the Turbo Charger, Engine, and Injectors.
The DPF is not a legal requirement in vehicles and removing it will NOT result in a failed MOT. – Providing the removal is done correctly. We have a bespoke system to carry out a Smoke-Correction service to ensure the vehicle will still pass – Guaranteed!
If you would like us to resolve this issue for you or you just need some advice please don’t hesitate to call our office on 0871 2887 666 or from a mobile call Gary on 07849 520 581, we are always here to help.