DPF Removals on the 2.0TDi PD Engines are one of the most common to carry a DPF Removal service on and the same engine is found across many VAG group cars (Audi, Seat, Skoda & Volkswagen / VW). We’ve been doing DPF Removals on these vehicles for many years now but many companies and individuals have had nothing but problems with these engines, so much so that some have even stopped offering the services for such vehicles. – Others continue to offer the services but most do warn you that problems may arise.
To learn more about the DPF system, please see our Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Problems & Solutions article.
Common Symptoms Of A Failed DPF
- Loss Of Power / No Throttle Response
- Glow Plug / Engine Management Light Illuminated On Dash
- Poor Fuel Consumption
- Hard To Start & Slow Pick-Up In Speed
- Limp Mode (Won’t Rev Over 3000RPM)
- Fault Code: P242F, P0471, 18434 & 08194 etc..
- Engine Starts & Eventually Cuts Out
- Engine Fails To Start
Why Are The 2.0TDi 170Bhp DPF Removal Service So Problematic?
The vehicle comes installed with a Siemens PPD ECU and the majority of companies across the country are using what is known as “Automated Software” which we speak about in our Automated Software article, this clearly explains the problems that can arise from using such software.
The Siemens PPD ECU is very complex and has 100’s of hidden interlinked data strings relating to the DPF system and the problem is, the software that most companies even today are using just doesn’t find all the hidden and interlinked data strings but it does find the generic DPF file structures and simply deletes them and that’s it, nothing more.
So where’s the problem in that? – It will never completely disable the DPF system.. at most it will mask the errors but it will never cancel out the DPF Regeneration and if it continues to regenerate then you will damage the pump injectors, turbo charger and in most extreme cases a complete engine failure can occur.
How Will Sinspeed Remove my DPF?
We download your PPD ECU Data files and manually scan through them to locate and delete the generic DPF file structures and continue to scan through and locate every single hidden and interlinked data string relating to the DPF system. Some interlinked data strings are combined and programmed with other sensors such as the Lambda, Temperate, Air Mass & Exhaust Gas Pressure Sensors. We modify these strings to remove the DPF settings and recalibrate the sensors to ensure they will continue to perform optimally even after the DPF has been removed. This is the ONLY sure way to guarantee a successful DPF removal with no problems for the future.
What Can I Expect After My DPF Is Removed?
- Increase In Power
- Increase In Performance
- Better Fuel Economy
- Smoothed Out Flat Spots In Rev Range
- No More Limp Mode
- No More Fault Codes
- No More Warning Lights
- No More Regeneration
- GUARANTEED MOT PASS!
What Do You Mean Guaranteed MOT Pass?
Since January 2012 the MOT regulations have become even more stringent then before, for example it is now officially illegal to remove the Catalytic Converter from the exhaust system or even modify/remove any emissions related components which would negatively effect the emissions. – So how do we Guarantee an MOT Pass?
If we were to (like other companies) just remove the DPF and disable it from the ECU then no, we couldn’t possibly guarantee an MOT pass because it will most definitely effect the smoke-test results of the Annual MOT. However, what we do is very different because with EVERY DPF Removal service we offer, we carry out a Free Smoke-Correction Service to ensure your vehicle will continue to meet the emissions standard and thus guarantee an MOT pass.
To learn more about this service, check out our article on our smoke-correction service.
After having the DPF removed from your Vehicle, 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.
A new DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) will range from £700.00 – £1500.00 (+Labour & VAT). We can remove the entire DPF for a fraction of this cost and you’ll never have to worry about it ever again.
For more information, please call us on 0844 847 9999.