No this isn't a thread about removing it
Yesterday I popped along to see Ned at Autolusso to get some advice on a future purchase and while I was there he mentioned this new product he had for DPF's, it is a method for cleaning it.... and I mean REALLY
He asked if I wanted to do it to my brera, I said I wasn't that fussed as mine had just done a regen on the motorway about 80 miles ago and all seemed fine. But as we chatted some more and he was telling me more about the product I became more interested and in the end I decided to let him lose
So the car is taken up to temperature, the solution gets added to the DPF (not the fuel tank) and then a forced regen is started........ OH MY GOD, considering that the car had done a regen on the motorway without problem a short while ago I was amazed about what came out of the exhaust
The builders working on the Morrisons across the way seemed amazed too
The difference afterwards was quite a surprise, I guess it's like new! The car seems to pull much better and also idles smoother, but fuel economy also seemed to be slightly improved
which was unexpected. I am sure there is a performance gain there, maybe the regular motorway regen isn't enough to completely clear the DPF... I don't know! But whatever it is I am glad I had it done!
So, there are quite a few of you that have had your DPF removed and had the car remapped and thats cool if thats what you want to do
But there are others, like myself, that have chosen to keep the car as standard through personal choice, some others who don't want to pay X amount of cash, some who worry about the extra torque going through the drivetrain, some that worry about future MOT legislations - to all of you I would whole heartedly recommend a visit to autolusso to have this treatment done to your DPF
For a cheap item it seems to make a big difference, and to physically see the crap that comes out of the exhaust is pretty impressive and make you feel like the couple of quid you have just spent was well worth every penny!