Diesel Particulate Filters (or DPF) problems are issues that many of us only come across where our cars can suddenly become sluggish, suffering an extreme loss of power which prompts a red light warning on our dashboards. While we’ve attempted to explain the various problems and potential solutions on these pages – usually the quickest way to resolve such an issue is to call us on 01 459 1308.
We will discuss your specific problem with you and advise on the best course of action – and you can then make an informed decision as to how best to proceed.
DPF - Replace or remove?
With an expanding range of after market DPFs we have seen a steady increase in replacement rather than removal in recent times. This is due to the costs of replacing DPFs coming down. We will always advise you on the best solution for your car.
Best practice is generally to replace where possible.
We offer a range of ECU / PCM / ECM Remaps and DPF removal for all makes of vehicles, both private and commercial fleet. The advantages of an ECU remap include Fuel Saving, Increase in Power & Increase in Torque.
We are established in the tuning & servicing business for the more than 30 years on the Naas Road beside the Red Cow Hotel. Our Maps for DPF removal, power or economy are the best you can get. When combined with the expertise of our technicians, we guarantee you the best possible results for your money.
Every day we take calls from anxious costumers and garages that are having problems when the dreaded DPF light come on the dash. We offer a DPF (diesel particulate filter) bypass program to our diesel customers, and this package includes an ECU remap or emulator. We also remove the DPF filter from your vehicle, to restore lost power and economy.
The purpose of a DPF is to remove 80% of the harmful soot from the exhaust gasses, and although it is in principle a sound idea, it does creates huge problems for people when it blocks up, and can increase other emissions, like Nox, Carbon Monoxide & Hydrocarbons while trying to keep it cleaned out.
The EGR value is a device to help reduce harmful emissions. However, these valves can become clogged up, seriously impairing your vehicle’s power and performance. An EGR Deletion is the best way to economically address this problem.
‘Chip tuning’ is the terms used to describe the process of making changes to an engine control unit, to alter how it runs. We can make it slower or faster, more fuel efficient, remove faults, or sometimes improve the running or smoothness of the engine.