Posts Tagged ‘diesel particulate filters’

more dodgy DPFs

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Particulate filters are the latest emissions control idea for Diesels. The only major problem is that they have a life span as short as 30,000 miles if a car only gets local town use and the dealers consider their £2000 replacement costs to be an acceptable service charge. Personally we feel that’s a more reasonable cost for a new engine, never mind a wearing component that you’ll need to change again. because of this we do a lot of DPF removals. We bypass the filter assembly and the car then gets sent to have the ECU decoded. the whole lot costs around £200 to £500 and you’ll never need another DPF. You’ll also gain a bit of power as an added extra. This BMW had a full stainless system built for better performance and had the car remapped while he was at it. It produced driveshaft snapping torque figures once finished.

Diesel Particulate Filters

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Diesel particluate filters are the latest piece of nonesense fitted to modern diesel cars and vans to satisfy emissions legisalation. They work by catching soot particles which are caught in a fine mesh. They build up in the mesh until the vehicles computer senses the time has come to burn them out, at which point a bit of extra fuel is injected into the exhaust to burn the carbon out at very high temperatures.  The theory is fine but the reality is they block up, restrict your cars power and put the engine management light on. They also normally cost about a thousand pounds to replace. Gulp.

AA Silencers has teamed up with Mike at Rapid Remap to provide a better solution. We at AA Silencers can remove the paarticulate filter and disconnect or relocate any relevant sensors. The car will then go to Mike who remaps the car to remove the management warning light and at the same time if required give you more power and better fuel economy. All of this at a fraction of the cost of your replacement Particulate Filter.  Everyones a winner.