We can offer DPF removal both hardware and software for most cars and vans.
First of all, the filter hardware needs to be removed from the exhaust system and this can be achieved via two methods:
1) A replacement pipe can be fitted (only available on some vehicles)
2) The current pipe can be modified by removing the DPF brick from the inside. Both of these methods are permanent and tested. At Big Fish, we usually remove the DPF brick from the existing pipe, and refit.
Next, the software needs to be removed from the ECU of the car so that the active and passive regeneration cycles, and any other DPF functions are no longer in operation. This can be done via removing the ECU and programming it on the bench or flashing it through the OBD socket inside the car.
For many people, removing the DPF from the exhaust system will be because they have experienced problems with the unit itself. Many filters become clogged as a result of them failing to regenerate and therefore display warning lights on the dashboard and in some cases limiting engine performance. Due to a Diesel Particle FIlter being described by dealerships as a ‘wear and tear’ item, vehicle manufacturers will not replace them under warranty and can be costly (usually around £1,500) to replace. We can usually remove the DPF from your vehicle for a fraction of that price!
At the same time as we deprogram the DPF functions in your car, let us program a custom tailored remap to your car to enhance the most from your car. We offer upto 75% off the usual remap price when combined with a DPF. For example (prices for example purposes only), DPF removal in software only (depending on the car) is around £200. A remap is around £200 on the same car. Combine both together and we will do it for £250.
Please call us to talk in more detail about this. We are happy to only do the software removal if you have a mechanic who is willing to remove the DPF and the DPF brick from the exhaust.
For more information on DPF’s and how they work, please follow this link for Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_particulate_filter