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dpf removal now checked on mot - beware!

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/n...iculate-filter

after a recent clogged dpf and limp mode incident, I was considering dpf removal and saw this government site re dpf removal that I thought I'd share.

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Been do to death over in the main 159/Brera section.

Surprise surprise it's now February and still no update on this. I await the usual scaremongers to now chip it.

No point panicking until we know any further information.

Alfatune is very close by to you give him a call.

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Dont think it was mentioned on the other threads about this but would an EGR blank fall under the same rules as a DPF removal?

Best not to do anything until the guys doing the MOTs know whats going on.
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Not only has this been done to death there has been no special notice from VOSA so here we are in February and we will still be issuing MOT's 159's and Brera's with DPF removed

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Sounds like it was a load of panic for nothing then....

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Sounds like it was a load of panic for nothing then....

I agree with you in the short term, I am a VOSA authorised examiner and from the conversations I had with head office what was being suggested is not possible to impose. We were basically being told if it looks like it had a filter to pass and advise if we are not sure if it was operational. The ministry of transport were not happy with that

I think the while thing is ridicules

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Sorry if I've caused panic and also sorry if it's been done to death. I know previously it was okay to remove as was only a smoke check and dpf wasn't checked. Doesn't the govt website now specifically say that it will be checked as part of MOT going forward though? Or have I misunderstood. I am booked in with Gus for a remap in a week (can't wait) and was considering a dpf delete/removal too, but [email protected] myself when I read that website. Lucky I have leather wipe clean seats ;-)
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Have you had yours removed? If you were in my shoes would you remove dpf, or just remap? Need to make sure Gus has enough time to get it all in, in one day. Booked day off work and not told the mrs :-)
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Have you had yours removed? If you were in my shoes would you remove dpf, or just remap? Need to make sure Gus has enough time to get it all in, in one day. Booked day off work and not told the mrs :-)
I have no DPF/EGR or CAT on mine and cant recommend it or Gus at Alfatune enough.

If I bought another car tomorrow it would be taken to Gus for the full works before I even took it home. You honestly will not believe the difference on your drive home.
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Sounds like good advice

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Dont think it was mentioned on the other threads about this but would an EGR blank fall under the same rules as a DPF removal?

Best not to do anything until the guys doing the MOTs know whats going on.
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I have no DPF/EGR or CAT on mine and cant recommend it or Gus at Alfatune enough.

If I bought another car tomorrow it would be taken to Gus for the full works before I even took it home. You honestly will not believe the difference on your drive home.

Okay, I think that's a done deal. Need to get back to Gus on Monday to confirm what I'd like.....think I'll be going for the full Monty then! Thanks for the advice!

Last question, us it worth asking Gus if I can keep the dpf...just in case it's enforced?
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Okay, I think that's a done deal. Need to get back to Gus on Monday to confirm what I'd like.....think I'll be going for the full Monty then! Thanks for the advice!

Last question, us it worth asking Gus if I can keep the dpf...just in case it's enforced?
I have my DPF and it lives behind my garage
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I have my DPF and it lives behind my garage
Hmmmmm I don't have a garage, I'll have to hide it in the loft somewhere :-)
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Damn spell check...."glad I did" is what I meant
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Which is why I started this thread to see how after many many years of legislation it was being enforced due to the similar wording of the legislation.

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...d-the-law.html

I asked the same question across all the CAT equipped petrol car sections including this one, but was quite shocked by the responses so far.
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