Warning lights on?
Loss of vehicle power?
You may have DPF issues.
The exhaust emissions standards for new cars have required a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) in the exhaust of most diesel cars since 2004. The majority of cars produced after 2009 will have one fitted. If your vehicle was manufactured after 2005 please call or check online to see if a DPF has been fitted to your vehicle.
In lay man's terms DPF's catch bits of soot or particulate in the DPF unit fitted to the exhaust system, being a filter they have to be maintained and kept at an acceptable saturation level to maintain performance. This is called 'regeneration' - where the collected soot is burnt off at high temperature to leave the lowest achievable ash residue.
Automatic vehicle DPF regeneration if possible is carried out by over injection of fuel to generate higher exhaust temperatures and in-turn burn off particulate build up. This can take pace in two ways, on motorway-type runs, when exhaust temperature is high enough to burn off the soot or through forced DPF regeneration causing the engine management computer (ECU) to make small adjustments to increase the exhaust temperature and initiate regeneration when build up gets to 45%.
If you are experiencing build up in your filter, it may be possible to intricate a regeneration and clear the warning light by driving at the recommended speed and rpm and duration or to attempt forced regeneration.
If both options fail to regenerate your vehicle, soot will continue to build up. When your vehicle reaches around 75% build up of soot, you can expect to see other warning lights come on and lack of vehicle power and limp mode.
At this point you have two options, take the car to a dealer for a replacement filter, with prices ranging from £1000 - £3000, or you can visit us for a DPF delete, where our prices start at only £400.
For more information on Issues related to DPFs (Diesel Particulate Filter), please visit the AA website
DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) Delete & Software Removal, starting at only £400.00
Our option is more cost effective than buying and replacing your DPF from a main dealer and will stop all DPF issues.
Fully compliant with UK MOT legislation, we remove the DPF from within the exhaust system and from your vehicles ECU software. The process takes approximately 5 hours, so please book your car in for a full day.
At the end of the process we'll also provide an emissions and soot test to ensure continued compliance of your vehicle with UK MOT legislation. At the same time, we can also remap your ECU for improved performance and fuel economy, should you request it.
To stop the DPF issues you are experiencing, our prices start from £400. Please call 01253 884 884 to enquire about the cost of your specific vehicle or to arrange a booking.
Note: Many services offer to remove DPFs which may be cheaper, however, this is frequently only for the software removal or the process may not be done to comply with UK MOT legislation.
To stop issues arising and to avoid costly bills down the line, we offer a DPF Heath Check for only £39.95, which includes a check of your DPF system, additive refill and vehicle diagnostics heath check.
Will my car pass it's MOT?
DPF delete and mechanical removal is not a current requirement for MOT testing. However new Government legislation requires a visual check of the DPF from February 2014.
We at Protune have already been in line with this visual inspection for a number of years now.
Together with our specialists extensive knowledge and a full warranty on all our work that is carried out regarding DPF, your vehicle will leave the workshop fully MOT compliant.
Will all the issues, such as limp mode, disappear?
Yes, our process will stop the issues you are currently experiencing.
How long does it take to carry out the DPF Delete?
ProTune will need your car for 1 day to carry out all software and hardware changes. As we are based in Blackpool, you can drop the car off with us and we will drop you off in Blackpool town centre for the day.
How is the DPF delete and mechanical removal carried out?
Your DPF is removed mechanically and via custom ECU remapping.
Do you offer any guarantees?
Yes all of our work and software is guaranteed.
Vehicles Available to Have DPF Software Delete and Removal
We offer custom DPF Delete and DPF Removal services throughout the Northwest, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, including:- Accrington, Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Bury, Clitheroe, Colne, Halifax, Harrogate, Keighley, Kendal, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Morecambe, North West, Oldham, Padiham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Southport, Settle, Skipton, Todmorden, Warrington. Please Contact Protune to see if we cover your area.