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Could somebody tell me if this garage is sprouting garbage?
After driving from my house unhindered (65-70mph) on the M62, M1, A1(M) and then A66 (i think) on my way to Centre Parks Whinfell (CPW) in December the DPF light came on about 1 mile from CPW along with the limp mode light. 4 days later i drive home using the same route again doing a constant 65 -> 70 the whole way home neither the limp mode or DPF light went out.
I took it to one garage who said it would not force regen and would need a new DPF filter. (I always take my cars here and trust them)
I took it back where I purchased it from (less than 6 months ago - 2nd hand) and said it needed a new DPF filter - after many letters they took it to another garage who they claimed the forced regen worked, when i spoke with the garage themselves they said they had to use some foam but it's now spotless. Because of the legal ramifications I asked how could the light have come on at the end of the journey when it should have been in regen mode for nearly all of it.
He said - "The car can pass the point it can regen itself before the dpf warning light has even come on"
I just can't see how that would be true, surely the whole point of the light is to warn you to do 2-3 junctions on the motorway to clear it and not a "too late, you're screwed now"
I'm also concerned as to why it immediately went into limp mode.
The only point of reference I have is my wife's diesel (56 Renault Megane) that (until december) only does short 5-6 mile trips. When the light comes on, there is no limp mode and 2-3 junctions later the DPF is cleared again.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.