BMW DPF Removal Service
BMW DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) systems seem to have blocked DPF’s normally caused by faults within the ECU system whereby it fails to regenerate at set intervals due to false calculations of pressure in the DPF but also, we find many BMW’s won’t flag up a warning until the DPF is blocked beyond economical repair. In such cases, you’ll find a regeneration will not be successful and even if you manage to regenerate with the light out, the damage to the filter will be too excessive and the fault will quite quickly come back.
To learn more about Diesel Particulate Filters and how they work, please see our Diesel Particulate Filter Problems & Advice article.
We advise to act fast and have the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) System removed from your BMW exhaust system and ECU if you’re experiencing any problems or blockage. A blocked DPF can quite quickly escalate into a much bigger problem.
Are You Experiencing DPF Problems With Your BMW Such As:
- Loss Of Power / No Throttle Response
- Glow Plug / Engine Management Light Illuminated On Dash
- Poor Fuel Consumption
- Particulate Filter Fault On Screen
- Particulate Emission Filter Overloaded
- Hard To Start & Slow Pick-Up In Speed
- Limp Mode (Won’t Rev Over 3000RPM)
- Fault Code: 480A, 481A, P242F etc..
- Engine Starts & Eventually Cuts Out
- Engine Fails To Start
- Turbo Leaks & Carbon Build Up
When the DPF blocks up, the excess back pressure will make its way back up to the turbocharger which is the first mechanical component before the EGR and Engine. Excess back pressure on the turbo will eventually cause the turbo seals to fail and leak oil but can in time cause
complete failure of the turbocharger. Once the seals leak, exhaust gasses are able to make their way back up into the engine and contaminate the engine oil and eventually even over pressurise the engine causing engine oil seals to also fail as well as injector seals. This is commonly known as carbon-backup and is directly related to the failure of a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
What Are The Options For A Blocked BMW DPF?
The simple answer would be to either replace or remove the blocked DPF from your BMW. A regeneration may work providing it hasn’t required a forced regeneration previously – otherwise you will be damaging elements of the DPF each time you attempt a regeneration and eventually the filter will lose its ability to self-regenerate. Same time, you are putting a lot of strain on the turbo and engine when carrying out forced regenerations so we do not particularly recommend it.
If you’re replacing the DPF on your BMW with a new one, make sure you’re using ONLY genuine filters (OEM Parts) – copy filters (Pattern Parts) can be purchased for as little as £300 but don’t expect them to last more then a few weeks. We’ve found most of our customers have come to us after having gone down this route of buying cheaper copy parts trying to get a cheap quick fix and being back to square one just a few weeks later and £400+ out of pocket! – Do it once & do it right, either replace your blocked BMW DPF with a new genuine part or remove it completely and professionally.
You’re best option all round will be to remove the DPF completely. By removing the blocked DPF and reprogramming the vehicle to run optimally without the filter, you’re guaranteed increased performance and fuel economy gains and best of all peace of mind that you will NEVER experience DPF-related faults ever again. – Providing it is done correctly!
How Can Sinspeed Help With A Blocked BMW DPF?
Most of our customers have come to us eventually after trying to change sensors, failed regenerations and cleaning additives – not realising they are potentially doing more harm then good. We can completely remove the DPF (Diesel Particulate / Particle Filter) from the exhaust system and simultaneously reprogram your vehicles engine ECU to ensure that you won’t experience any more problems such as Limp Mode (Safe Mode), Error Warning Lights On The Dash, Loss Of Power, Smoke & Poor Fuel Consumption etc. – Also when doing so, we can simultaneously remap your vehicle to increase the performance and economy and smooth out all flat spots right through the rev range.
Also inclusive in our Custom DPF Removal Service is our smoke-correction service and by this we fine-tune the diesel system to ensure the vehicle won’t smoke and it will continue to pass the MOT smoke test. We Guarantee an MOT pass with all our Custom DPF Removal Sessions for complete piece of mind.
For further information about DPF’s and our DPF Removal Services, please check out our DPF Removal & DPF Problems article.
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