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The MOT test for diesel cars will be tightened up from February 2014 and any car that is missing a diesel particulate filter (DPF) once fitted as standard will fail.

Currently a car is only tested on the emissions, and not if it has a DPF still attached. However, this will change with garages and testing centres now required to check that the part is still present.


Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/84818/mot-test-fail-dpf-removal
 

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Going to be posts soon, DPF wanted in a lot of car forums :)
 

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I'm wondering how the test stations will know? For example CAT removal falls under the same rules but still many cars pass with them removed.
 

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Also secondhand cars without will be worth not a lot, garage wont want to sell on an illegal vehicle.
 

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HoneyMonster said:
Also secondhand cars without will be worth not a lot, garage wont want to sell on an illegal vehicle.
Knowing what I know now,I would certainly be asking for a guarantee from a dealer that the DPF and Cat were actually fitted to the car.

Trouble is most people probably don't even know what a DPF or Cat is, and are probably blissfully unaware that their cars even have them fitted.
 

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A friend who is a dealer has now started having cars inspected before he agrees to buy them. As if he sells them on without it, he would be liable. If the seller doesn't agree he advises they try elsewhere.
 

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How can they check tho ?? Most people who remove
Them only remove the internals and re-prog ecu to think it don't
Have one .....leaving the part
There for visual inspection and I'm told by a few local garages
That emissions don't prove either way ???
So I ask again how can they tell ?
 
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