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Old Jun 26th, 2014, 03:31 PM
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DPF light regularly comes up

Hey all,

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. Live in London, drive to reading once/twice a week (35km, approx 45min-1hrdrive each way), rest of the time its either stationary or a couple of times around ealing... I would have thought the once/twice a week drive to reading would clear the dpf when needed but im not sure...


sooo question
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 reading would be ok.. not kinda regretting it...

thanks all!

Angelo
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Old Jun 26th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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I think the DPF needs cleaning (not a regen, but a removal and de-ashing) after a certain time. How many km's on the car?

Could be it's plugged with ash and needs a clean-out. Likely the pressure differential sensor is picking up on the clogging. A regen won't solve this.
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Hi there,

thanks for the response.. today I drove to Cardiff in the mini (2hr Motorway drive), wife was driving it around the 60-70 mark most of the way and voila the dpf warning comes up after about 1hr in the car.. after 10-15mins it goes out again...

Car's done ~50,000Miles..Still a cleanout rather than regen?? The local garage quoted me £120 for it.. something about taking it out and dipping it in some special fluid...

thanks for the response!
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