09 Oct, 12

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi Complete DPF Removal Solution

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Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi Blocked DPF ProblemsVauxhall Insignia DPF Removal
If your Vauxhall Insignia DPF system is blocked or causing problems, we can de-activate it and remove it completely from the vehicle with no future problems guaranteed. Below we have written up an informative article for you, the owner.. so that we can help you make the right choice.

For more information on DPF’s (Diesel Particulate Filters), how they work and our services.. check out our in-depth article on Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) Problems & DPF Removal Procedures.

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The Vauxhall Insignia when released, came into the UK market at a high price of £25,000 and although we believe it was over priced, it did sell very well. In fact, more than 30,000 Vauxhall Insignia’s were sold to fleets in just 18 months of being launched. It is a very well designed and practical car with plenty of engine power from the 2.0CDTi and spacious enough to be used for taxi’s as well – they are also very fuel efficient.

We’ve done our research on this car because it’s one we were a bit particular about. We liked it a lot and couldn’t really find much else wrong with it. After doing our research, we found there aren’t any major common faults to worry about with this car – Other than the obvious Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – but once that’s removed, it is a great car to keep.

Vauxhall Insignia Blocked DPF
Unfortunately there is the one major fault as with almost all modern diesel cars now days and that’s the issues with Blocked DPF’s (Diesel Particulate Filters). The Vauxhall Insignia DPF system is no different and is prone to getting blocked up which can of course lead to other problems in the future.

When the Vauxhall Insignia DPF gets blocked, the excess back pressure makes its’ way back to the turbocharger and can cause “backspin” which will damage the turbo charger unit. Once the seals on the turbocharger fail, the unit will begin leaking oil into the inlet which will then also coat the EGR valve system in oil. The back pressure can make it’s way back up to the engine and cause some real major issues when the crank case over pressurises. We’ve seen it all:

  • Blown / Leaking Turbocharger
  • Injector Seals
  • Seized Engine
  • Over Pressurised Crank Case
  • Carbon Backup
  • Damaged EGT Sensors (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors)

The longer you leave the DPF unit blocked on your Vauxhall Insignia, the worse things become and the more costly the repairs get.

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi DPF IssuesVauxhall Insignia Blocked DPF Solutions
If your Vauxhall Insignia DPF is blocked, you have a few options however obviously we only recommend a removal as it is by far the most inexpensive money saving option with a lifetime fix. You can have the DPF filter regenerated and although we can do this for you as well, we no longer offer this service because we consider it a waste of money. Once the filter is blocked up beyond the point where it can naturally regenerate, we feel it is pointless to forcefully regenerate the unit because the problem will not go away, it will eventually come back. You will either have to change your driving style to suit the DPF model Vauxhall Insignia or change the vehicle for a non-dpf model.

You can fit a replacement filter to the vehicle and this will cure the problem but we only recommend new genuine parts, not second-hand used parts and not copy / aftermarket parts. They will not be manufactured to the same standards, regardless of whether or not they say OEM specification, they will not last as long as a genuine part. Of course, there is a massive price difference but we’ve had customers spend £300 on a copy part from parts suppliers and then 6 months later come to us asking us to offer a DPF removal because their first option wasn’t successful.

The last option is one we recommend. If your Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi DPF is blocked – we recommend having the entire DPF system professionally removed from the vehicle. Once you have your DPF Removed, not only will the problems be rectified for the life of the vehicle, you will not experience any more DPF related problems in the future (because it’s no longer existing) but you will also gain an increase in performance and fuel economy.

Vauxhall Insignia DPF Removals
We offer a bespoke and completely custom 4-stage DPF removal session for all Vauxhall Insignia customers. This will consist of both the calibration of the vehicle electronics system to de-activate the DPF electronically and also remove the entire DPF physically from the vehicle as well. This will ensure no more fault codes, no more warning lights, no more loss of power and no more problems.

  1. Delete fault codes & reset ECU (Turn off Engine/DPF light)
  2. Physical removal of DPF filter (Removing the blocked DPF completely & permanently)
  3. Custom Sinspeed DPF Removal software – bespoke to your vehicle
  4. Smoke-Correction service – Unique to Sinspeed DPF Removals

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi DPF RemovalsWhen remapping the Vauxhall Insignia DPF out of the ECU, we do things manually – not with automated softwares. We will download the data from your Vauxhall Insignia Bosch ECU and manually scan through the 1000′s of data strings to remove & modify all DPF related data strings. Some of the data strings for the DPF system will be interlinked with other sensors such as EGT sensors (Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensors), EGR Valve (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), Lambda/o2/Oxygen Sensor and so on. Automated softwares will attempt to delete all data strings and by doing so, will delete partial sensor related data strings as well causing data corruption which may not always be apparent immediately after having the DPF removed. In fact, you may not realise there are problems for up to 250 miles until the ECU stores a permanent fault code and shuts down in to SAFE MODE (Limp Home Mode).

We only offer DPF removals with a 100% success rate, a life time software warranty and a no-smoke guarantee thanks to our Smoke-Correction Service. To find out more about our smoke-correction service, please check out our smoke-correction article.

Removing the DPF will not cause your vehicle to smoke excessively, we can guarantee this. It will not bring up any error messages and the car will not go into LIMP mode. Also, you will never experience any Regeneration messages where the ECU normally attempts to clean the DPF – this is because the DPF is no longer existing.

Finally, you will experience an overall increase in performance, smoothing out any flat spots and safeguard the life of both your engine & turbocharger.

For bookings & more information, call us today on 0844 847 9999 or email us.

80 thoughts on “Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTi Complete DPF Removal Solution

  • I have a 2ltr insignia, dpf us blocked can you give a price for it to be removed and relaxed in the Gateshead/Newcastle area

    • Hi Paul

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent over an email now with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi i had dpf problem on my insignia anr got it removed but remaping went wrong and car smokes now is there any thing you can do about it. ?

    • Hi Aamir,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I’ve just sent over an email now for some further information regarding a DPF Removal on your Vauxhall Insignia.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi i have vauxhall insignia 20 cdti on 2010 recently i been having warning light particulate diesal filter full and also engine management light aswell.
    Car speed drops wont go over 40mph.
    I have had it diagostoc check was told to pit dpf cleaner in the tank fill to max with diesal but problem is there.
    Pls advise me.
    Thank you.

    • Hi Harry

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      Putting DPF cleaner in your tank will not solve the problem because the vehicle is already in Limp Mode. If the filter partially blocked and not in Limp Mode then you can try using a DPF cleaner and taking the vehicle for a long drive but in your case this won’t work. A forced regeneration by diagnostics might work but you need to first check how blocked the filter is – if it is too blocked you will run a high risk of damage to the engine and related components.

      We have sent you an email with further information and the options available to you.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi, how do I know I have a DPF problem? I know if it was blocked it would tell me. My turbo is leaking oil and iv look at the air flow system, the oil is going from turbo all the round to inlet manifold, with loads of gunk. Plus I have a funny smell too.

    • Hi Craig

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      The DPF puts a lot of strain on the turbocharger and other components – if you have no fault codes or loss of power linked directly to the DPF system you will need to run some live-data diagnostics to measure the amount of soot / ash accumulation in the filter to determine how blocked it is. I would recommend getting the leaking turbocharger fixed and all the pipes flushed sooner rather than later because whilst you drive with the turbocharger fault your engine will be putting out a higher than normal level of soot particles because it is burning the engine oil and this will most definitely block up the filter. It is a vicious circle.

      I hope this information helps, if you do require any further assistance please drop an email to us.

      Kind Regards


    • Hi Mark

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards


  • Hi,i don know wHat is Happening,but my vauxha insignia 2012,Is Making the regeneration every day,i have done 400 Miles since i Have changed the oil,And in 400 miles left only 60%oil life…what is happening?Can you help?…thanks

    • Hi Mike

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      It sounds like the DPF is in regeneration pretty much all the time and that will deteriorate the oil due to the post-cycle injection. There are some options available to you, we’ve sent you an email with some pricing and information.

      Kind Regards


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