Over time soot builds up inside the filter increasingly blocking the Diesel Particulate Filter. Unfortunately when the DPF reaches about 80% soot saturation (this varies based on manufacturer), regeneration is no longer possible. This occurs if there are other mechanical issues which can affect the DPF, but also when poor quality or incorrect engine oil is used, when poor quality or incorrect fuel is used, or even if the vehicle is only used over short distances.
To avoid your Diesel Particulate Filter becoming blocked due to short driving trips, Ecotech Auto has the latest equipment which enables us to access your vehicle’s engine management system and perform a forced DPF Regeneration. If the soot accumulation is not too high we can do an electronic regeneration. The electronic regeneration is done by raising the temperature of the exhaust gas up to 700 degrees Celsius enough to burn off the soot accumulation.