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Hi there just joined and would like to say hello to everyone. Bought my second Antara two months ago 63reg SE 184. My first one was an 09 150se and i could not fault the car but this newer one is driving me nuts with this stupid DPF gismo, why can't Vauxhall sort it out and fix the only bad point about the car.
 

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billy2go said:
hi murphy1 thanks for the reply and I will get used to the DPF and hope that Vauxhalls tech bods will sort it out as the bad reputation must be hitting sales.
Don't know about hitting sales where I live, over the last couple of months there has been a significant increase in the number of new Antaras on the road.
 

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graemecan said:
Welcome to the forum and I agree with the DPF. I drove 144 miles to Manchester and car decided to start regen on entering car park!!!!!
I am convinced that a little gremlin lives under my bonnet. I can go on a long drive and within 2 miles of getting back home, you've guessed it, its regen time.
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It does one every 500miles. It needs to do approx 12miles with the revs over 2000 and generally takes 15-20 mins. If on motorway less.So when it has finished reset the milometer/ tripometer on speedo and when it gets close to 500 next time you will be ready. The tripo has two readings so you only need keep resetting the one. It would be far easier if you could set the dpf program to go manually at mutually agreeable (long drive not driveway time) and as I understand you will in future.All modern diesels have same or similar dpf program and drivers of all other makes complain just the same, and its illegal to have it removed, despite what some of these so called experts that advertise on Internet try to tell you. Welcome to the site. Give it time and with right info you will get used to car and its quirks, and enjoy driving it.
 

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BriAnthony said:
All modern diesels have same or similar dpf program and drivers of all other makes complain just the same
The VW blue motion range use ad blue (same as on trucks) which is why I will be getting one as soon as my Antara is due for replacement. Don't get me wrong I really love the car and as others have said if it wasn't for the DPF I think I'd find it very hard to fault it.
 

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BriAnthony said:
It does one every 500miles. It needs to do approx 12miles with the revs over 2000 and generally takes 15-20 mins. If on motorway less.So when it has finished reset the milometer/ tripometer on speedo and when it gets close to 500 next time you will be ready. The tripo has two readings so you only need keep resetting the one. It would be far easier if you could set the dpf program to go manually at mutually agreeable (long drive not driveway time) and as I understand you will in future.All modern diesels have same or similar dpf program and drivers of all other makes complain just the same, and its illegal to have it removed, despite what some of these so called experts that advertise on Internet try to tell you. Welcome to the site. Give it time and with right info you will get used to car and its quirks, and enjoy driving it.
That's exactly what I do. I used to reset my odometer every time I filled up. now I reset it just after my regen has finished.
 
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