What is a DPF?
Better known as a diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot in order to reduce emissions in Diesel cars. Due to design of the DPF there is not a great capacity to hold the soot so over time this becomes blocked and needs a clean and regeneration. Our services include dpf solution, dpf filter cleaning, dpf removals, and more. Call us to get our premium services at an affordable price.
Signs That Your Dpf Is Blocked?
A warning light will appear notifying the driver that the DPF is blocked.
In the case that you think your DPF is blocked, a warning light will activate notifying you that the unit is beginning to accumulate ash/soot and requires a clean and regeneration.
An indicator that your DPF many be blocked is a increase in oil levels. The oil light may appear for a number of different reasons including a faulty sensor & a strong smell of diesel.
If you find your vehicle has suffered loss of power then it is highly likely that your Diesel Particulate Filter is blocked and regeneration is failing.
How Does A Regeneration Work?
As you drive, harmful exhaust soot starts to build up on the walls of your DPF filter, reducing performance and fuel efficiency. To keep the system clean, a process called ‘regeneration’ is used. This is when the exhaust temperature rises to 600°C and burns off the soot, keeping your engine free of harmful chemicals.
Soot particles are the consequence of the combustion in a diesel engine. These are small microscopic carbon particles with a diameter significantly below 0.05 µm. In their core, these consist of pure carbon, onto which attach different hydrocarbon compounds as well as metal oxides and Sulphur.
For environmental and health reasons these and other combustion residues from engines must not make their way into the air.
µm = Micrometer