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Diesel particulate filter (DPF) Removal & Remap
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DPF Removal & Remap.
Does anyone have either positive or (in many ways more important) negative experience they can share of doing this modification.
Thinking about it for a 1.6 90BHP unit in an '09 XTR

Thanks in anticipation
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#2
Only negative....If its removal is spotted by the MoT tester it may fail a future MoT.
If it's removal is spotted by an insurance assessor, in the event of an accident,
it will almost certainly render the insurance policy null and void. (Unauthorised
modification.) They will then have the vehicle checked for a performance enhancing re-map.
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#3
I personally would highly recommend it, if the dpf core is removed, then no one is ever going to spot it, and when the ecu is remapped there is an option to lock the changes so no one can check the map, or steal it.
No MOT tester is going to know if the internals are missing from your DPF.
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#4
Mechanic friend removed one off his wifes 306 after replacing the turbo about 3yrs ago.
Not failed an MOT since.
Unsure about insurance assessor noticing? Confusedcratch:
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#5
The DPF on a 1.6 is completely covered in heat shields, if the basic body is retained and the middle taken away it would be VERY hard to find out. I don't think taking the DPF off a 90hp Berlingo is going to be even considered by an insurance assessor. I have met many Smile
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(18-02-2013, 07:25 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Only negative....If its removal is spotted by the MoT tester it may fail a future MoT.
If it's removal is spotted by an insurance assessor, in the event of an accident,
it will almost certainly render the insurance policy null and void. (Unauthorised
modification.) They will then have the vehicle checked for a performance enhancing re-map.

Be very careful it might make it too awesome. I removed the cat out of my 07 1.6hdi and its far better. Better power and better mpg

Friend of mine cant wait to find a way to remove the cat from his 08 transit, the f***er is sleeping on the suspension arch and p**sing everywhere. Turning on the heater is a disaster

O and its extremely rare stuff like that will affect insurance.
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I have a decatted car (not the Berlingo) - it theoretically has better economy, but it's so much more "blatty" that I waste as much fuel as when its cat was 2/3 blocked, having extra fun. The penalty here for an illegal decat is up to $10K in fine.
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#8
If you have, or are considering removing the DPF, best have a read of this:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2...-transport
MkIII VTR 1.6hdi Modutop, Climate Pack, 16" Alloys
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#9
Solent why did you dig this one up so old it's nearly coal Wink i think your all missing the point the 1.6 HDI 90 09 does not have a DPF / FAP. Rolleyes Tongue
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#10
Yes, I think it is only the 110bhp diesel which in the UK has only ever been fitted in XTR that has had a dpf since Mk3 introduction. The others all got dpf from about 2011 onwards. Presumably this was when the redesigned engine was introduced & the 110 upped to 115bhp?
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