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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
Before you remove the DPF....
Had a discussion on another forum as a result of thread drift last week about DPF removal. The guy I was discussing this with claims to be 'in the know' on matters relating to this. He claims that VOSA plan to introduce visual checks, and possible roadside spot checks to find cars which have had their DPF removed. He claims under various Construction & Use regulations it is illegal to remove any part of a car which controls emissions, like a DPF.
Whilst I can see this happening in the future (Eur 5 or 6 regs), I cant see how it can be impossed retrospectively to older cars, if a car passes the smoke test without its DPF why was it needed anyway. and under Eur 4 emission regs, some cars had DPF's others didnt, I dont think our work Citroen C4 (2006) has a DPF.
The guy I was chatting with seems pretty sure that a visible test for all DPF's will come in and he also is adamant that to take a DPF off is already unlawful, even if the car passes its MOT because it infringes construction and use type approval regs
For the record, I have DPF in place and have no intention of removing it. But Id like to hear views of others, in particular any views of anyone in the motor trade.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2 and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.