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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 26th December 2018, 15:27 Thread Starter
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Antara engine fan running after engine switch ed off

I have a vauxhall antara 2 litre diesel with dpf.2012 model.after weeks of trawling internet about my fan staying on for up to 10 mins after driving short journeys or even after starting it up and turning of the engine.i finally found a video on YouTube were the DPF sencor is removed and cleaned.its located in the engine near radiator above your DPF.I cleaned the sencor with carb cleaner it had black soot in it and around.before replacing I used normfest DPF cleaner 27 europarts has a long tube which you put in the hole were sencor was removed and spray into the DPF use the full can then put sencor back in place.then I started up my car and let it run for about 15 mins.lots of white smoke will come from exhaust.then go for a descent drive preferably a motorway have a long blast till exhaust stops kicking out white smoke .my fan now shuts off when I park my car.this took about 20 mins my car now runs how it used when I got and also your DPF gets a deeper clean.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 26th December 2018, 15:39 Thread Starter
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hi this is the video I followed.although the video is of a Peugeot it is the same procedure for the antara just a bit more awkward to get at sencor but I am no mechanic so managed with average tools.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 27th December 2018, 17:50
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If your car completed regens when needed you probably would of not needed to clean dpf out.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 5th January 2019, 16:28
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Agreed. Sounds like it has (at last) done a standard regen to me. Read the OM (and this site's search facility) for basic advice and ignore it at your peril; it is most important on the Antara.

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Agreed. Sounds like it has (at last) done a standard regen to me. Read the OM (and this site's search facility) for basic advice and ignore it at your peril; it is most important on the Antara.
What do you mean by this, please? I just bought a 2013 2.2 Antara Exclusiv. The fan stays on for about 20-30 seconds after shutting off the engine. Is that normal? Thanks
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 31st July 2020, 14:59
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It is often the case that if the fan runs for a period after stopping the engine it is an indication that the regen process has been interrupted. Some people ignore it and if this is repeated the DPF becomes blocked, the engine does not run properly and you are faced with a bill for a few hundred quid to put matters right. Look up 'regen DPF' in the search column on this site and be amazed at the amount of correspondence on this subject over the past few years. The Antara's regen process is a crude curse but you must learn to follow it. It is programmed to occur every 500 miles and usually starts just when you have finished a journey (otherwise known as Sod's Law). The archive on this site is a rich vein of knowledge.....

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 2nd August 2020, 06:04
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Agreeing with what the guys have said, I would only add that you can tell if the car is attempting to regen by looking at the economy consumption figure on the centre display when the car is at standstill and idling. Normally, you get an instantaneous readout in MPG, bit at idle/standstill this changes to gallons per hour and will normally read 0.1-0.2 GPH. When regenerating this increases to around 0.7 to 0.8 GPH. If after a long run say in excess of 30 mins your DPF keeps regenerating, after several runs I would definately be suspicious of a problem. You need to keep checking this at the start, during and at the end of the runs.

If, as maybe unlikely, your car does keep trying to regenerate then their could be a blockage in either the DPF, the sensor/pipe or a pipe split.

If your car has been trying to regenerate over a long period then your need to check / replace your engine oil because when the car regenerates a small amount of diesel is absorbed into the engine oil. Often the engine oil level will increase, just something else to check. Richy
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 3rd August 2020, 08:16
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Fan on why worry ??

My Antara fan from new has always run for 10 minutes after shutdown with a hot engine !
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