It sounds good, but if they do this and remap the car, this will show up on the vx diagnostic's and if under warranty this will be invalid, Doggy move I think.
There is no real reason why the DPF will need replacing for many years, if the car survives that long. It is very easy to manage the DPF system, and keep the filter clean, without resorting to this sort of extreme action.fjaimo10 said:maybe but can you afford the £1600 plus vat to replace when not if needs replacing
Perhaps you could tell us how the DPF "spoils the ownership" of the Antara.fjaimo10 said:i appreciate that its each to there own but to be honest the dpf spoils the ownership of apart from is a good suv and excellent tow car
I have had my Antara for 14 months now and don't drive the car any different to my previous cars. Most of my weekly driving is town commuting with maybe a longer run at the weekend maybe once or twice a month.Inchindown said:fjaimo10 said:i appreciate that its each to there own but to be honest the dpf spoils the ownership of apart from is a good suv and excellent tow car
Perhaps you could tell us how the DPF "spoils the ownership" of the Antara.
From my point of view, the only difference between the Antara and my previous Volvo is I can tell when a regeneration is happening with the Antara while the Volvo had no way of letting you know it was happening.
I get the same MPG as the Volvo, the car is great to drive, I'm told it's a good towing car and it looks good into the bargain.
So how does the DPF spoil the ownership of the Antara?
It's pretty certain we are stuck with the current DPF system until the new model Antara comes out in a couple of years. There's no way they would modify the system of car that is at the end of its design life.JR123 said:The DPF is a pain at times, Vauxhall will not certainly not address it a design fault as it will cost to much to put right, so for me its just a case of get on with it and enjoy the car. In 2,000 miles I have had 4 regens, only 1 was still completing when I got to where I was going and I decided to keep the car running at 2,500 revs whilst parked, it took about 3 minutes to complete.
I owned a seat Leon FR TDI which had a DPF and that lived in the dealers garage with numerous DPF and associated fault sensor issues, I ended up selling the car at 18 months old, so it's not just Vauxhall that have problems with the DPFs and I think manufacturers are learning all the time with them.
Just be careful on the removal though, as a friend had one removed from VW Golf and they encountered some emission issues at MOT time, I'm not sure of the full story so it could have been a bodge job but worth considering.
Inchindown said:Not sure if it's true, but I seem to remember reading that the new Antara will be built in Europe, so we can hope they will not re-use the Korean exhaust system for the new model.
cameron said:I would not suggest removal. From what I have been told the cars turbocharger relies on the back pressure that the DPF presents. Once removed and re-mapped, although the car may feel quicker the Turbo will not be operating as designed and will wear out much faster. Best method is to get the unit cleaned. Have a look at this site DPFcleanteam.co.uk They offer a full guaranteed cleaning service with promise that unit will be 'As new' once its been through their service