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Volvo diesel 1.6 2.0 DPF Filters FAQ Regeneration

As is often the case, our vehicle specific diesel particulate filter FAQs for help are published after a heart felt plea for information and a shoulder to cry on.  This time it’s a close friend who has been gifted a

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How to use a manual DPF regeneration button / switch FAQ

Not a day goes past without some form of DPF tweet, email or message from fellow motorists suffering at the hands of a clogged filter. Normally its the same old thing but yesterday I got an email that broke the

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Nissan Qashqai 2.0 dCi diesel DPF / Owner’s Manual – Regeneration FAQ

You might already know that I was once the proud owner of a 2008 Nissan Qashqia +2 Tekna (it’s pictured above). It was fully loaded, comfortable and practical – overall a great family car. Unfortunately it was plagued with DPF

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Skoda Octavia ii 2004 – 2013 Inc VRS Diesel Particulate Filter DPF – Owner’s Manual – Regeneration FAQ

As many of you know, I’m the proud owner of a 2015 diesel VRS estate. Lucky for me Skoda and the VAG group in general have ironed out many of the DPF issues that plagued earlier cars. My article regarding

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Hypermiling Top Tips: Top 5 causes of blocked / Failed DPF diesel particulate filters

In light of the recent scandal revolving around the VW diesel #emissionsgate, diesel cars are firmly in the spot light for all the wrong reasons. Sure, diesel cars use less fuel, save us money at the pumps and offer comparatively

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New wireless sensors to make DPF filter regeneration more efficient.

An MIT startup in the US – Filter Sensing Technologies (FST) has developed a new sensor which could help diesel engines manage DPF regeneration much more efficiently. The new sensors utilize wireless signalling directly from within the exhaust systems to take

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Halfords Autocentre now offering DPF cleaning services… but beware

Halfords Autocentre has now become one of the many UK garages / auto centres offering DPF cleaning services to motorists. They claim that this new service in response to concerns over diesel car pollution, however our experience with DPF issues puts it

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