DPF Filter Regeneration with MB Services
At MB services we offer a professional DPF regeneration service and use the latest equipment to carry out a ‘forced regeneration’. This is where we connect a vehicle with a blocked filter to a manufacturer’s specific diagnostic tool, and by heating the filter recreate the conditions of a ‘burn’- a long smooth drive that burns away DPM trapped in the filter mesh.
In most cases this procedure is enough to clean the filter and bring it back to an acceptable level of performance and can be done static in our workshop.
What causes a DPF filter blockage?
The Diesel Particle Filter traps particles of carbon inside it to prevent them from being exited through the exhaust and polluting the atmosphere. Over time, these carbon particles build up and will affect the performance of the car and its ability to filter out the carbon particles efficiently. If you use your car for short journeys, for example in a built up area, the engine may not get hot enough or driven under enough load to manually perform a regeneration, meaning that these carbon particles continue to build up over time. When a DPF gets to 90% full, it needs to be replaced which can cost up to £2000 depending on the make and model of your car. Ignoring a DPF blockage can have serious implications for your engine and could eventually lead to serious damage to your car.
Regeneration can be completed in a regular service, see MB Services servicing packages for more information.
Here is a tip to save money and keep tour DPF in shape: you can ensure that your filter is kept in working order by making sure that you regularly service your vehicle. Often DPF regeneration is completed as part of a service on diesel vehicles that have a DPF fitted, if you are unsure as to whether that is the case then come to us.
You can also keep the filter working properly by taking long journeys, such as motorway journeys. Doing this will mean that the car heats up and the high speeds will encourage more exhaust fumes to pass through the filter. Although this will not be enough to perform a technical regeneration, this will help remove small amounts of carbon particles from the filter and keep the levels relatively low if you make these journeys often.
MB Services has provided quality DPF filter generation