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DPF additive tank.. Where?

So my 2008 mini cooper d has brought on the dpf additive warning light on the dash. I was wondering where is the tank at to put the additive and also what stuff do I have to purchase to put in the tank?

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Isn't that intended to be a dealer-only activity? I thought the additive came in a sealed container that gets replaced complete - item 17 below?



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As above, it is a bag filled with the liquid that goes above the undertray on the O/S/R.
In theory you can fit the bag yourself if you wanted but a dealer needs to register the replacement on the Diagnostic machine. If not, you will still have the Check control warning on the dash. So you may as well go to a dealer.
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looks expensive! who has had this changed and at what milage / age
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looks expensive! who has had this changed and at what milage / age
I have an 09 Cooper D. Currently at 73k, showing DPF Additive required in 8k, if that helps.
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Just had ours done, 150 for replacement and still have to go to a main dealer as the garage couldn't reset the warning light!! Not amused!!

Ours is on 76k btw
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And I dont think the sales team ever mention it needs doing when they sell you it do they? Save a few bob using diesel then spend the savings having the additive system done.
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I forget the name of the liquid, but it's damm expensive.

It also has a nasty side effect, well certainly on my previous car.

Some cars don't need the additive - the engine gets hot enough to start the regen. Some small engines don;t, so the catalyst is needed to kick-start the process.

Certainly on my previous volvo c30 - the additive leaves a layer of ash which can't be burnt away, this builds up and the complete DPF requires repacement at about 75000 miles.

Nice little 1000 bill, + the extra 100 or so every 3 years for the liquid top up, that I wasn't told about when I bought the car. It was one of the main reasons I sold it and went back to Mini - though in the 4 years I had it the DPF worked perfectly, but then again, I didn't do short journeys.
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Facelift (LCI) Cooper Ds and all Coopers SDs have BMW diesels and they don't have an additive tank.

Though we are in danger of mixing up the subjects of factory-fitted EOLYS tank (which is there to keep the DPF in good order, on Peugeot engines) and diesel fuel tank additives (which are sold to supposedly improve engine condition/performance). Independent tests do not seem to show that diesel fuel tank additives do any good - or at least no more good than the same value of diesel fuel.

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Just had ours done, 150 for replacement and still have to go to a main dealer as the garage couldn't reset the warning light!! Not amused!!

Ours is on 76k btw
Hi,
I have a mini cooper 2009 diesel, which is showing exactly the same problem. Where did you go to get the replacement fluid? Would really appreciate some information on this. I am currently not really wanting to go near the main dealer, unless i have to. Would rather get an independent garage to have a look at it. The car currently has the light on it, saying its the dpf additive is too low. Do you know how long you have got, before it needs to be taken to the garage?

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My first Mini Cooper D clubman 2008 Pugeot/Ford engine had the fluid bag replace by Mini (they charged 150) at 125,000 miles .
My current Copper D Clubman (2011) BMW enging does not have one .

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