DPF removal and the MOT time

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Sp!ke, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    a colleague at work has just been towed to his local garage with a blocked DPF and the garage is quite keen on just removing the DPF rather than just replacing it.

    Given that this is a 2009 car and given that I suspect the ECU will need some foolery so as to behave correctly with the DPF removed, I wonder if there are any implications in doing this come MOT time - especially in light of the proposed Jan 2012 MOT changes.

    Anyone have an opinion?
     
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  2. Will

    Will MB Club Veteran

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    No warranty or goodwill offered from the manufacturer on such a new car?

    What car is it out of interest?
     
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    I'm surprised the manufacturer hasn't replaced it free - it's under 3 years old so should last longer than that. Is the car used mainly for short journeys?
     
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    Sp!ke

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    Apparently the car is 2007 and not 2009 so no warranty left on the car.

    It is a Mondeo.
     
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    We remove them all the time, but the car will need remapping, will also increase power and improve fuel economy, only downside you may get a bit of smoke from the exhaust during hard accelaration but nothing that would fail an MOT smoke test.
     

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