What does the DPF do on a diesel?

What does the DPF do on a diesel?

The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is part of your exhaust and controls the ‘soot’ that would otherwise be expelled from the system. You may have noticed that modern diesels no longer leave you in a cloud of smelly black smoke when they accelerate off.

What should I do if my DPF light does not go off?

Drive the vehicle for approx 15 minutes keeping the engine revs between 2000 – 2500 rpm. For automatic vehicles use the ‘S’ setting in order to keep the revs up. If the light doesn’t go off consult your Volkswagen Retailer. Don’t continue to drive as there is a risk of fire!

How to clean DPF filter on high revs?

Follow the simple instructions to apply the DFP cleaner. Once you’re done move on to the second step below. After using your DPF treatment head to the motorway and drive your vehicle at extremely high revs for at least 30 minutes. By high revs I mean at least 5,000 RPM.

Is it illegal to drive with a faulty DPF filter?

Order Forte Diesel DPF Cleaner. Depending on your car type, driving with a faulty DPF filter can be illegal. Motorists tend to avoid repair due to the expense of cleaning, remapping or replacing the filter, particularly if the car still runs pretty well but there is an engine warning or glow plug light flashing.

When to clean diesel particulate filter ( DPF )?

Depending on the Model, Model Year of the vehicle and the Diesel Engine, one of the following messages will be displayed in the driver information center (DIC) when a diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleaning is required: “CLEANING EXHAUST FILTER KEEP DRIVING UNTIL MESSAGE IS CLEARED”

Why do I keep getting DPF problems in my car?

Its your driving habits as the car owner and lack of knowledge with modern diesel cars. If you are driving a few miles each day, your DPF will eventually give up and repair bills will start piling up. A gasoline engine is perfect for short journeys and equally as efficient on fuel.

What should I do if my DPF light is blocked?

With that in mind, here are 5 ways to fix a blocked DPF: Drive Faster. If you are driving slowly everywhere in your large diesel, the DPF will become blocked. Increase Your RPM. If the DPF light is on, your best bet is to drive at high RPM’s for a prolonged period until the warning lights turn off. Avoid City Centers.

What happens to your engine during DPF regeneration?

During an active DPF regeneration, you may notice the following: Higher idle RPM/Speed Cooling fan working harder Poor fuel economy Smells from exhaust Engine note change