on the early ones you can just slowly pour it on top of the metal flap not sure on later fillers try a drop see. or add to a jerry can with fuel and pour it in
So by the sounds of it you've made good use of that expensive app even without using the other functions it has .Actually, it's a million dollar question @knt, 'cause even if I did this mini trip to clean the DPF without forcing the car to do it itself, it would simply keep filling with soot; probably until it gets near the 80% mark (and just before the light comes on) for the car to force it. In my very small experience, passive regeneration is super slow :/ So, even if mechanics or someone else tells you to just take it for a harsh ride every x weeks, or every y miles, it doesn't necessarily mean that it regenerates (or at least you have to monitor it). Fun fact, once I tried to see when it self regenerates, 40 miles of highway, with 40% of DPF loaded with soot, and it started doing it somewhere around the 35th mile. Thus, it did so by the time I almost got into the city, which is rather useless, as I would have ended with an almost loaded DPF by the time I reached home.
Long story short, DIY regenerations are awesome, but are they safe??
my stance on it is this and honestly the amount of damage these ill thought about stupid filters cause is massive really is its borderline theft if you see it from a owners point of view ie perfect way to remove old cars as most dont see much north of 100.000 miles with same filter in volvo ford psa jag etc all put a mileage life on them clearly 75.000 miles on a car that spends all its time reving over 2000 revs ie passive regens, the trouble is when they are new yes they collect 99% of carbon but at 70.000 miles help to produce a dam sight more from engines that cant reach the high temps needed to burn the diesel correctly etc,Hi Mike,
Are you talking about pouring Cataclean? If so, it did miracles for my car (or at least my perception is that) and for cleaning the DPF super fast (as you can see from Regeneration #1 - 12 grams to almost nothing in just one regeneration). I didn't try to put it this way, as I was afraid it might end up on the floor, so I bought myself one of these fuel funnels (actually this one) and worked a treat!
Regarding the forced regenerations, do you think it's safe to exercise them with any software every two or three weeks? I would assume that it is, as it's like instead of letting the software choose, you kind of choose it yourself, but does it make more harm than it's trying to prevent at the end? What do you think?
Yes, that is true indeed! Also, I coded the auto start stop to remember my last setting (as it was always resetting it, even if I turned it off), and cleared a few silly faults related to the anti-theft control. Regardless, all these could be done much cheaper using "autocom" as Mike suggested a couple of posts earlier, although you will need a Windows laptop, which I didn't have unfortunately :/So by the sounds of it you've made good use of that expensive app even without using the other functions it has .
i have best of both worlds i got no problems with dpf causing any more damage to my latest car deleted and egr valve and 130bhp is now a lot more and the thing still does very good mpg to boot its not a mini by way, i know its mot failure but its only a visual check and done correctly you would never know, i drive 1200-1800 revs everywhere never have a issue also it goes through gas check under what it should be, also the oil is pretty much as clean as when i put it in, .sold both my clubman cooper d one 4 years ago other 3 years ago to people i know see them all time and service their cars for them, just because i done the deletes on them one is on around 140k at mo and still pulls like a house, but both cars were right cars came from bmw trade in through trade and owned by older people as such and were garage queens for first years of their life so by time i got them they were still untouched really but one did do its turbo and ended up rebuilding it 80,000 miles due to filter in oil feed think i paid £1200 for it back then non runnerYes, that is true indeed! Also, I coded the auto start stop to remember my last setting (as it was always resetting it, even if I turned it off), and cleared a few silly faults related to the anti-theft control. Regardless, all these could be done much cheaper using "autocom" as Mike suggested a couple of posts earlier, although you will need a Windows laptop, which I didn't have unfortunately :/
Mike, I couldn't agree more with you, and buying the diesel version to drive it in the city is something that I regret in the first place (although the upside of this is forcing myself to make a trip here and there in the weekends). However, do you think force regenerating the car very often will damage it (or any other mechanical components) earlier than it would otherwise? Or anything else we should be aware of (e.g. anything ending up in the oil?)
yep on every level, dpf filters were a knee jerk reactions to EU emissions testing all over ie all citys were in their eyes to high of diesel soot particulates.. yes when they are brand new work very well at 40k not so much at 100k deffo notBasically your revs are not high enough for passive regeneration, you can’t have economy and get the exhaust hot enough for passive. Completely stupid design but seems to be the same on just about everything out there
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