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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 14th March 2017, 08:20 Thread Starter
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Morning guys, can anyone tell me if the 2008 does a regen at all please? I can see it has the light but not illuminated on instrument panel, last week my wife went to her mums, which is about a 10 mile round trip at 30mph with a little 50mph in between, she said when she got there there was a burning smell coming from exhaust, then when she got home and put car on drive it sounded like it was revving higher on idle and cooling fans were on. I put smell down to me putting some fuel system cleaner in car but dpf regen has got me thinking. Could be future issue as its main journey is a daily 5 mile round trip school run and only gets a good run out ever couple of months.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 14th March 2017, 15:23
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Yep and mine does one quite regularly!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 14th March 2017, 16:26
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Yep sounds like it was doing a regen as engine revs are higher on tick over so engine exhaust gets hotter to burn off build up in particulate filter so because engine gets hotter so fans come on
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 14th March 2017, 19:36
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5 mile school run trips each day will never complete a regen and will lead to significant problems and expense. Unfortunately, every 500 miles (max) you need a 2000+rpm continuous drive on a trunk road in 4th for at least 15 miles to get the engine hot which will clean the DPF and also burn out any moisture/condensation within the engine and exhaust system. The trade call it "an Italian tune-up" apparently. If you have to keep stopping and starting you will have to start the process all over again ASAP. It's a nuisance but there is no alternative (unless the innards are removed from the DPF, in which case look up previous posts) and this applies to all big diesels - not just Antaras. Do you have the correct owners' manual for the vehicle? The light only comes on at startup or when there is a DPF fault, so it seems you are lucky at the moment. From reading these pages for a while I suspect a number of people's problems arise from ignoring the DPF regen process - either them or a previous owner.

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Cheers for the info lads.Edited by: John-B
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 15th March 2017, 10:36
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Did the 20082lt engine have a dpf .

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 15th March 2017, 11:02
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It appears so. Here is a link to the Vauxhall 2007 Antara OM in pdf format; see page 25:

https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/content/dam/Vauxhall/Europe/united_kingdom/nscwebsite/uk/00_Home/Owner_Services/owners_manuals/antara/AntaraOwners_Manual_Mar07.pdf

It does pay to take the time and read the OM, rather than make assumptions on controls and the like. I am still discovering features about the car that I hadn't appreciated. It's a long read though!

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