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I've had my 159 2.0 JTDM for a month or so and love it. But I'm hearing more and more about problems with DPFs (not just on Alfas). :(

I understand that it shouldn't be a problem as long as the car isn't restricted to short journeys but what is a short journey? I have a 18 mile round trip to work three times a week - about 12 of which is at between 40 and 60mph. I'll probably do a 150 mile motorway journey once or twice a month. Is this enough to keep the DPF clear? :confused:

If not, I'm tempted to get the DPF removed. The nearest specialist to me is AHM Alfacare in Hartley Witney (Hampshire). They advertise DPF removal and remapping but has anyone used them or have an opinion on how reliable they are?

Grateful for any advice.
 

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I wouldnt bother on the 2.0 Jtdm as they arent as prone to DPF EGR problems. And as far as im aware its a close coupled DPF so it probably wont be a 5 minute job getting at it
 

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I wouldnt bother on the 2.0 Jtdm as they arent as prone to DPF EGR problems. And as far as im aware its a close coupled DPF so it probably wont be a 5 minute job getting at it
If you would care to do a search you will see there are already a number of cases with reported faults.The fact of the matter is that even if there were no dpf faults,after proper removal and remap they all have better pickup and responce from low down and in the case of the 2ltr in particular the low down "flatness"that excisted disapears.:)
 

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If you would care to do a search you will see there are already a number of cases with reported faults.The fact of the matter is that even if there were no dpf faults,after proper removal and remap they all have better pickup and responce from low down and in the case of the 2ltr in particular the low down "flatness"that excisted disapears.:)
So a remap alone wont get rid of the flatness? And i surpose if the MOT changes you will reinstate the DPF etc, given how new the car is and the way MOT's are going. I was trying to add a different perspective :rolleyes: And i never said they dont cause a problem, i said they arent as prone to problems or am i wrong?

And when i do 'care to do a search', i seem to keep seeing Angel tuning offering great tuning products at the fraction of the price of some others ;)
 

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I've had my 159 2.0 JTDM for a month or so and love it. But I'm hearing more and more about problems with DPFs (not just on Alfas). :(

I understand that it shouldn't be a problem as long as the car isn't restricted to short journeys but what is a short journey? I have a 18 mile round trip to work three times a week - about 12 of which is at between 40 and 60mph. I'll probably do a 150 mile motorway journey once or twice a month. Is this enough to keep the DPF clear? :confused:

If not, I'm tempted to get the DPF removed. The nearest specialist to me is AHM Alfacare in Hartley Witney (Hampshire). They advertise DPF removal and remapping but has anyone used them or have an opinion on how reliable they are?

Grateful for any advice.
I got my 1.9 jtdm done by AHM and was very happy with Adie's work. I had the remap and DPF removed. He asked what I wanted from my remap, I asked for more power/torque below 50mph and good motorway cruising economy above that. It was all done in under a day, and has passed subsequent MOT no problem. I am happy to recommend the AHM remap and dpf removal.

It's almost 2 years since I had it done, and the gain in mpg has probably paid for the work already.
 

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So a remap alone wont get rid of the flatness? And i surpose if the MOT changes you will reinstate the DPF etc, given how new the car is and the way MOT's are going. I was trying to add a different perspective :rolleyes: And i never said they dont cause a problem, i said they arent as prone to problems or am i wrong?
We never "destroy" the DPF's like some do,we have purpose built replacment pipes even for the later more complicated type,so if the customers so wishes can have back(no need in the case of the early ones;))but for the euro 5 ones so they can just fit it if it ever becomes mandatory for MOT time.

And when i do 'care to do a search', i seem to keep seeing Angel tuning offering great tuning products at the fraction of the price of some others ;)
You have plenty of choise then:)
 

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Thanks guys. I'm glad to hear biminibob had a good experience at AHM. At least I know where to go if I do get the dpf removed. One thing I'm a bit worried about though - would removing the dpf affect my warranty?
 
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