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I feel compelled to create a thread with the info provided by Pondpaul. With talk of people having DPFs removed- there just might be a far simpler & maybe far cheaper fix.......

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My god this page has run on a bit since I last looked at it.<br style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">I've not read everyone's posts, basically CBA lol<br style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">Anyway, got mine sorted.<br style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">Mine was a faulty pressure sensor between the engine and dpf filter, when the filter gets full it causes pressure behind the dpf and once it gets too much pressure it kicks the regen in, problem was with mine is that it didn't take much pressure before it was kicking in, thus it was kicking in when it wasn't even half full.<br style=": rgb251, 251, 253;">Hope this helps you all."



"Just so you all know, the car did just over 1100 miles before the regen kicked in."




I think I'd be looking at having a new pressure sensor fitted even if it's not showing on diagnostics. At least got to be worth pricing up for anyone having major DPF issues?
 

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i am gonna go to vauxhall and try to get them to replace mine even if not on diag as 100 - 150 miles between regens driven combined driving is rediculess
 

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fjaimo10 said:
i am gonna go to vauxhall and try to get them to replace mine even if not on diag as 100 - 150 miles between regens driven combined driving is rediculess

That's exactly what I would be doing in your shoes too!! It's obvious that there is a problem somewhere if the car is doing a regen every 100 - 150 miles.


This is the reason I wanted to highlight "pondpaul's" situation.



I reckon there must be a shed load of Antaras out there with the same sensor fault.
 

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I've said it before on here, DPFs get a bad rep but nearly all faults can be traced back to sensors - a duff batch of sensor and loads of troubled cars. The sensors cost pence to make so don't really see why they cannot change them out to see if it makes a difference. Every diesel I have owned has at some point developed issues with ecu / exhaust sensors.
 

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I've said it before on here, DPFs get a bad rep but nearly all faults can be traced back to sensors - a duff batch of sensor and loads of troubled cars. The sensors cost pence to make so don't really see why they cannot change them out to see if it makes a difference. Every diesel I have owned has at some point developed issues with ecu / exhaust sensors.
I agree with that, I used to have a saab thatgave me errors for sensors in that area. Does anyone know if the sensor can be diagnosed using an OBD cable? If so I would recommend looking on eBay for an £18 kit that you use your own laptop for. If you have to only use it once you have saved yourself £35 in diagnostic fees.
 

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Hi which dealership replace your sensor, my dealership and VX refused to do anything as no fault code showed on the diagnostic. My Antara regensat 150-200intervals using 1 gallon of fuel per regen!




2013 SE 2.2 manual Black
 

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My Antara started doing regens every 150 miles booked it in to arnold clark Glenrothes . they said they have no idea why it would do this and have not heard of this before they pluged it in to there diagnostic machine the mechanic said the car has no faults he did a forced regen as the D.P.F Filter was 79% blocked and hopefully that should cure it . Another 150 miles and another regen i read on the forum that a lot of people on here are having the same trouble as me why would the car do this and has anyone found out why this is happening and how to fix this as the dealer has no idea ( could it be the sensor that tells the percentage the D.P.F filter is blocked ? )Edited by: kenny
 

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You can't fix it all antaras do the regens I put up with it for 18monthes then traded it in for a Mitsubishi outlander 3 2013 best thing I ever did don't notice regents and what a machine 40+ mpg and a faster motor and off road brilliant i lost £12500 on antara in 18 month but I stood it to get rid
 
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