Why not remove the DPF and drive without one?
Driving your car without a DPF may seem like a cheap and easy way to avoid large maintenance costs. An onlne search shows there are many companies offering the removal of your DPF filter and remapping the ECU as a total solution to the problem. Historically this may have been an acceptable option; however the law now takes a different view. As of February 2014 diesel particulate filter checks form part of the MOT and any vehicle missing a DPF will fail the test.
Department for Transport documents clearly state the following:
24th September 2013: Diesel Particulate Filters - Guidance notes. "It is an offence under the Road vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Regulation 61a(3))1 to use a vehicle which has been modified in such a way that it no longer complies with the air pollutant emissions standards it was designed to meet. Removal of a DPF will almost invariably contravene these requirements, making the vehicle illegal for road use."
4th December 2013: Diesel Particulate Filters - Guidance notes. "This change to the MOT tests makes it clear – if you have this filter (DPF) removed from your car it will fail the test."
You can clearly see from the above articles, if your vehicle was fitted with a DPF filter as standard and it is no longer on the vehicle when presented for an annual MOT Inspection it will fail the test.
DPF Cleanse offer a quick, hassle-free service for cleaning DPFs, with experienced technicians and more than twenty years' experience in vehicle servicing and maintenance. Your DPF can be courier collected, professionally cleaned and returned to you within 2-3 days, or customers can visit us at our Lancashire workshop. Contact us today to make an enquiry and arrange an appointment.