10 Feb, 13

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 Complete DPF Removal Session

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The Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 (185Bhp) model all suffer from DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) problems. In fact, all Volvo D5’s with the 185Bhp engine will have a DPF fitted and not only suffer from getting blocked but also kill the economy of the vehicle if you’re using your Volvo to drive around town.

The Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 is designed to be a car suited for drivers that frequently use the motorway and would say a majority of their journeys are on the motorway for at least 20-40 minutes at a time. The DPF requires a constant 15-20 miles of motorway driving to burn off the soot inside the filter. If you’re not doing the motorway journeys and are more likely to be doing city driving then you can expect to have a lot of problems with the DPF – Even after replacing it!

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.

My Volvo XC90 DPF Is Blocked – What Are My Options?
If you’re reading this, it’s because you’ve probably already had your local garage or dealership quote you £1000+ for replacing the DPF with a new unit or even £600+ for replacing it with a copy (pattern) part. Depending on how blocked your filter is, you may even be offered the service to “clean” or “force regenerate” your filter, but each of these have their downsides:

  1. Replacement DPF Filters – Replacing the filter with a new genuine part will cost you £1000+ (+Labour & +VAT). You will still need to make sure you maintain frequent motorway miles each week (how many times depends on your weekly mileage) and even then, it won’t last forever – these filters are designed to be replaced.. again and again.If you’ve gone down the route of replacing it with a copy (pattern) part then you might get this done for as little as £600 (all inclusive) but there are NO guarantees it will last. We’ve had customers turn up on recovery trucks to our workshop, having their DPF replaced with a copy part just the week before.. being £100’s out of pocket already and then coming in for a complete DPF Removal Session that could have worked out the cheapest option all round.
  2. Cleaning / Forced Regeneration – Cleaning the filter or force regenerating it will buy you some time but in our opinion it’s false economy because it won’t cure the problem. Each time the filter is chemically cleaned or force regenerated, it is damaging the elements of the filter which allow it to self-clean. This means that it will continue to block up, quicker and quicker each time – and each time, this cleaning process could cost you anything from £60-£150 which may seem okay at first but it can soon add up and eventually, you will be in a position where you can no longer clean or regenerate the filter and your only options will be to replace it or have it completely removed.
  3. Complete DPF Removal Session From Sinspeed – It is the most permanent solution available for all types of DPF problems, we completely remove the entire DPF system from the vehicle and de-activate it from the on-board Engine ECU (management system).

How Can Sinspeed Help Me?
We can completely remove the DPF from your Volvo XC90 and reprogram the Engine ECU to de-activate the DPF and cancel out all regeneration processes at the same time. This means you will not be required to maintain frequent motorway journeys (you can drive it how you wish), you will not have any warning lights or errors popping up in relation to the DPF system and you won’t encounter any future problems such as Limp Mode (Loss of Power) or any smoking issues.

We also include a FREE smoke-correction service with every DPF Removal session we do. This is something that is Unique to Sinspeed, thanks to our in-house developed software we can carry out a complete Smoke-Correction service on your vehicle to ensure it will continue to run optimally.

Once we’ve removed your Volvo XC90 DPF, you will get a complete LIFETIME warranty with our removal service.

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.

If you have a Volvo XC90 with a DPF problem, call us today for a free quote. We operate a nationwide service covering the UK & Ireland and a postal service for other parts of the world – so call us today on 0203 815 9441.

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64 thoughts on “Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 Complete DPF Removal Session
  • Hi, can you please send me a quotation on an XC90 2007.
    Also removing the DPF does this mean Pollution will not be captured and ener the atmosphere, is it Legal?

    • Hi there!
      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      Your inquiry has been received, and we have forwarded it to the appropriate department. You can expect a response via email shortly.


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