DPF light regularly comes up
I know DPF issues have been done to death here but I cant find the answer Im after..
Got a 2009 CooperD, Peugeot engine. All works fine but last year we had the dpf light come on and persisted. Bought the car to bmw/mini (it was under warrently) and they did a force regeneration and all was ok..
However.. Im not noticing
a) Fuel economy is approx 53Mpg vs the 60 something it used to be
b) I regularly get the DPF warning light, but it goes away after about 10mins of driving at 50mpg (2k RPM)
Driving style is very random. Once/twice a week (35km, approx 45min-1hrdrive each way), rest of the time its either stationary or a couple of times around city. I would have thought the once/twice a week long drive would clear the dpf when needed but im not sure...
1. When I know I'll be doing a nice drive can I force a regen, perhaps using a OBD adaptor??
2. I don't have any other errors
3. How can I tell if its "regenerating?" will a OBD + software like Torque pro on google play (android) help??
any other advice..
ps yeah.. got the minicooperD thinking that the weekly trip to would be ok.. not kinda regretting it...
Last edited by asantaga; Feb 7th, 2015 at 10:20 PM.