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kamilb1998

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2,001 posts

57 months

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Sunday 12th August 2012 quote quote all
Mum's just bought one and will mostly be using it for the school run (2 miles) so it doesn't get up to temperature. I have read about these DPFs often developing issues if the car is often used on short journeys, is a '59' 1.3CDTi ecoFlex fitted with one?


scarble

3,955 posts

37 months

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Monday 13th August 2012 quote quote all
What'd you get a Diesel for that for, doesn't make much sense over such a short journey plus if it doesn't have a DPF you're gonna give us all cancer. But as you can buy a DPF for one of these on fleebay I'm thinking they probably do have them. It's ok though, a new one only costs £500.
Find out if it's active or passive regen, and if it should or can have a fuel additive which causes the soot to burn off at a lower temperature. It's a Fiat engine and I think maybe used in the mIt0 too.

FoundOnRoadside

436 posts

24 months

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Monday 13th August 2012 quote quote all
Yes, they are. As the poster above said (more noise than signal there, though), she'd have been better off with the 1 litre Ecoflex. Cheaper to buy, as cheap to run, won't blow up after 3 months of not getting warmed up.

scarble

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37 months

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Monday 13th August 2012 quote quote all
FoundOnRoadside said:
Yes, they are. As the poster above said (more noise than signal there, though)
punch
more useful information than "hurr durr shoulda gotta diffurunt carr".
Some manufacturers, PSA I think, specify fuel additives which cause the soot to burn at lower temperatures, this is due to their DPFs being located further downstream but idk if the same could help on a DPFed car that doesn't get much running.
Then there are active regen cars that automatically adjust fuelling and stuff to magically burn off without you noticing or something.
Or you could just persuade mummy to give it a good thrashing now and again.

barky

480 posts

91 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
all diesels of 58 plate & newer will have the DPF fitted I think

get a diesel & just use it for short runs ... 1.0 3 pot petrols do that job better!

Edited by barky on Sunday 2nd September 22:03

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26 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
barky said:
all diesels of 58 plate & newer will have the DPF fitted I think

get a diesel & just use it for short runs ... 1.0 3 pot petrols do that job better!

Edited by barky on Sunday 2nd September 22:03
Nope. Astra H diesels (for example) are DPF-less on 1.7s and 1.9 120s up to the end of the line in 2011 (Ecoflex and auto models excluded). The full range went DPF from 2011 when the 1.9 was dropped and the 2.0 was introduced along with the 1.7 moving from EURO4 to EURO5.
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