Is there any scope for stripping the internals out of the DPF and welding a straight thru pipe like the alfatune one, inside the DPF? It would look normal and you'd get the benefits of he straight thru pipe, you wouldn't need to change it come moT time.
If you had the Alfatune works then it came to MoT time, is it just a case of undoing 2 bolts off the plate, removing a gasket, clamp off the other end and pull the exhaust back a couple of inches, exhaust paste on the DPF, put it on car. That can't be more than 20 mins work, but as it's all remapped and egr deleted, would it run okay to the MoT station?, would it likely throw fault codes up on the way? , would it effect the emissions testing?
I'm pretty annoyed this has happened just as I've bought a diesel, but I've thought about it a lot whilst reading this small thread and I'm going to get the Alfatune stuff done and swap at MOT time. No way am I going to miss out on the pros of the Alfaatune stuff in favour of fault codes, limp mode, buying and replacing pricey parts. I've listened to the insurance Guys and I'm happy with their views on pay outs, I can't see why a missing DPF would would cause an accident.
I had HIDS on my GT and 156, they were only 35w 4300k, made driving really safe, less tiring too, never got flashed once, but got paranoid about the legalities of them so took em off. That was a few months ago, but I'm putting them back on for one reason- safety. I can't see enough at night, the risk of not crashing because I can see well far outweighs being pulled for having HiDs and I really don't think properly aligned 4300k bulbs dazzle anyone.
So, in traffic, motorway or urban, is it safer for the car to go into limp mode or be able to floor it if needs be. Busy slip road and car goes into limp mode, no Ta!
Anyway, as above, any running probs if you put the DPF back on for mot?