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Sadly I am staring to fall out of love with my Antara, it is booked in for this Friday 12th September 2014 as I am experiencing DPF problems that are costing about £10 a time to correct and that's without a joke as hubby has worked it out, four weeks ago the light came on so slipped it into manual used 3rd and 4th gear well above the 2000 revs between 3000 and 4000 it cleared after 15 to 20 miles then three weeks ago it done the same thing so hay ho here we go, then you guessed it two weeks ago the light then dinging noise came on this time it took 6 junction all in on the motorway instead of the normal two, plus halfway home which is an extra 3 miles as it is six to the motorway, then today you guessed it it's done it again after driving a total of 100miles motorway driving and dual carriage way I have done a total of 250 miles since Sunday of motorway driving before the light came on again ( you who no me I have spoken of a heavy right foot) my daily milage is around 60 to 100miles on both motorway and dual carriage way, so I cannot understand it.
So today an extra 30 miles on motorway to get rid of it again, see what happens on Friday plus the metal on metal noise will also get checked out.
 

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I have just completed 30 miles and it still did not clear?
 

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Stevan said:
This is not normal, you have a fault that needs fixing.
Taking her in on Friday to Evans Halshaw after speaking to the service manager
 

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My guess is a faulty injector making lots of smoke. Guaranteed to clog any filter in no time. Can happen to any diesel, not just Antaras. Standard dealer diagnostic checks should spot it easily.
 

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Stevan said:
My guess is a faulty injector making lots of smoke. Guaranteed to clog any filter in no time. Can happen to any diesel, not just Antaras. Standard dealer diagnostic checks should spot it easily.
And if it's not , what else could it be I want to go armed this time
 

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Possible pressure sensor, but hopefully the garage will sort out. Metal on metal could be anything. Had a stone in the brake calliper on a old car that sounded like that. Could be your pads. I think as they get near to the "worn out" condition they make a horrible noise (Possibility)
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chrisg said:
Possible pressure sensor, but hopefully the garage will sort out. Metal on metal could be anything. Had a stone in the brake calliper on a old car that sounded like that. Could be your pads. I think as they get near to the "worn out" condition they make a horrible noise (Possibility) 
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Thanks Chris G the car has only done 14735 miles so the breaks should still be at a reasonable level, as you mentioned I had that problem with a old vauxhall Astra D572 NBU ( nay bloody use lol) I loved that car as it was my second car but better than my first which was a ford fiesta an X plate lol look at the section miles per gallon, I don't know what's happening
 

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Don't forget that automatic cars are harder on their brake,as they don't have the same level of engine braking. If you do more local miles,that is harder on the brakes as well. AND the main thing is women drivers and very hard on their brakes
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chrisg said:
Don't forget that automatic cars are harder on their brake,as they don't have the same level of engine braking. If you do more local miles,that is harder on the brakes as well. AND the main thing is women drivers and very hard on their brakes <img src="http://www.antaraownersclub.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif" height="17" width="17" alt="LOL" title="LOL" /> Only joking.
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I do a mix of motorway dual carriage way and local, you have not met my husband Chris it's a wonder he has any brakes, the dog hates when he drives she actually cries when he drives lol
 

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That's similar to what mine did, 3 visits to dealer nothing to find or report. Contacted VX (very helpful) back to dealer and the catalytic converter had failed at 18months, replaced plus i argued for an oil change (which I got) due to all the failed regens, car appears ok for the moment. The guy who brought the car back said the job was not cheap (£1k ish) so only glad it was warranty. Hence feeling exactly the same way about the car, and fear reliability maybe an issue as it gets older and personally would touch one without the backing of a substantial warranty.
 

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Sounds like the issue that I had with my last car(Jaguar XF 2.7 Diesel) DPF full message would come would be displayed on weekly basis for about 4 weeks, would have to take it for ahard motorway drive for about 30min to clear then one day it did not clear and the car went into limp mode. A visit to the dealer resulted in a forced regen that cost £300,after a few weeks the same thing happened again with another forced regen at £300 so it was time to get rid of the Jag..
Traded it for a new 2.4 petrol Antara 6 months ago not the same refined drive as the Jag but no dreaded DPF problems, I will never purchase another dieselcar I know loads of people who have had the same DPF problemson a number of makes ofcars including Mercedes and Audi's so will now stick to petrol. I would advise that if theDPF warningcontinues to show get rid of itor be prepared for costlyreoccurring repairs.
 
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