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Dieselgate: How the emissions “fix” will affect your DPF Diesel Particulate Filter in your VW, Audi, Skoda & Seat

The public outcry over failed EGR valves post the VW emissions fix continues to dominate our web traffic. We’re hearing from an increasing number of concerned owners who are raising questions over the lifespan of other mechanical components, namely their DPF (Diesel Participate

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Which oil should you use in your diesel Skoda CR170 / CR 184 VRS?

There’s some confusion when it comes to which oil you should use in your diesel Skoda Octavia VRS. There’s very little reference to the spec other than VW 507 00 in the manual. We found this a little worrying when

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Ford Diesel Particulate Filter DPF FAQ – Fiesta / Focus / Mondeo

We’ve being doing lots on DPF issues in the last 6 months but for some reason we’ve completely ignored the top selling car manufacturer in the UK. Well that’s all about to change with our mighty Ford DPF frequently asked

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UK Advertising Standards Agency bans advert for DPF removal by Bristol based Avon Tuning

The UK ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) has banned an advert by a Bristol based garage Avon Tuning advertising misleading (and illegal) DPF removal services.  The advert as seen on the Avon Tuning website claims that their DPF removal service is

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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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