The Honda Accord 2.2 i-DTEC is a great car but another that suffers from the notorious DPF issues on modern diesel cars. After many years of research in the technology behind the Honda DPF system we now offer a completely bespoke and custom DPF Removal service.
For more information on DPF’s (Diesel Particulate Filters), how they work and our services.. check out our in-depth article on What Is A DPF.
Honda Accord DPF Problems
The DPF on the Honda Accord is large in size and quite rightly sits directly after the turbocharger at the front of the engine and housed in a tin heat shield. It’s design is not one we can fault really because being directly connected to the turbocharger it will be subjected to maximum temperatures – however, the car itself is not designed for daily commercial/motorway use. It is a family/sports car and designed to be used as one. The more frequent local/short journeys is what causes the DPF’s to fail on these vehicles.
Regenerating Honda Accord DPF’s
Once the Honda Accord DPF system flags up a fault that the DPF is blocked, the car will require a regeneration. This can be done in one of two ways.
- Regeneration whilst driving along a motorway
- Forced Regeneration at your local Honda dealership
Once the DPF regeneration is completed and successful, you will be able to reset the DPF light if not done automatically. However, unless you change your driving style the problem will persist – so before spending money doing forced regenerations, consider whether you will be changing your driving style to suit your vehicle or is maybe another option better for you? i.e. change your vehicle for a non-dpf model or have the DPF system professionally removed.
Each time you carry out a forced regeneration, you will be damaging elements of the DPF filter which allow the DPF to self-clean. This means that the filter will be unable to carry out frequent regenerations and thus will block up quicker and quicker each time. Also, you will be putting a lot of strain on the injectors whilst carrying out forced regenerations as the injectors are required to squirt diesel post-cycle at high pressure for prolonged periods of time to increase the EGT’s (Exhaust Gas Temperatures) in order for a successful DPF Regeneration.
Honda Accord DPF Removal Solution
We suggest having the DPF system completely removed from your Honda Accord. You could be spending £150-250 each time you have a forced regeneration and there are absolutely no guarantees that the problem will go away. In fact, we’re certain the problem will persist or at least come back sooner or later. – The DPF is a serviceable part so eventually it will need either replacement or removal. Replacing the filter for a genuine part can cost as much as £1500 +VAT (+Labour). We offer a completely bespoke & custom DPF Removal solution for the Honda Accord 2.2 i-DTEC at a fraction of the price. We offer a 4-stage DPF removal solution which involves the following:
- Delete fault codes & reset ECU (Turn off Engine/DPF light)
- Physical removal of DPF filter (Removing the blocked DPF completely & permanently)
- Custom Sinspeed DPF Removal software – bespoke to your vehicle
- Smoke-Correction service to guarantee an MOT pass – Unique to Sinspeed DPF Removals
When remapping the DPF out of the ECU we do things manually – not with automated softwares. We will download the data from your ECU and manually scan through the 1000’s of data strings to remove & modify all DPF related data strings. Some DPF data strings 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 Free Smoke-Correction Service. To find out more about our smoke-correction service, please check out our smoke-correction article.
Finally, you will experience an overall increase in performance, smoothing out any flat spots and safeguard the life of both your engine & turbocharger.
Will DPF Removal Cause Me To Fail An MOT?
From February 2014, the law is changing to include the visual inspection of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) during your MOT inspection. Although our DPF Removals are very discreet and our smoke-correction ensures the vehicle won’t smoke come MOT time, we are offering our DPF Removal sessions as an “Off-Road Use Only” service.
For bookings & more information, call us today on 0203 815 9441 or email us.