I think you will find that all mk5 Ibiza diesels sold in EU have a DPF fittedI've got an Ibiza 1.6 TDI CR and was reading the manual and it says Diesel Engine 1.6 TDI CR 77kW (105CV) with/without DPF.
And in another page it says you can confirm if your car has dpf by checking the data label, and if it has PR 7GG or 7MG then it has DPF.
Mine is 7MQ, that means that my car doesnt have DPF right?
I would try to drive always above 2500rpm for 15 minutes to quickly raise the temperature of the DPF.What if your nearest dual carriageway is about an hour away. How do you get rid of the dpf light if it comes on? Or what would you do?
But what if while I'm home (and an hour away from the nearest dual carriageway) the DPF light comes on. Will I be able to drive the hour to a dual carriageway to clear it out? Or will that do more harm to the DPF?I would try to drive always above 2500rpm for 15 minutes to quickly raise the temperature of the DPF.
Never turn off the car or reduce the speed otherwise it will stop the process and it will make it worse and worse.
If you can't do it on your daily course then get some time and go the dual carriageway and push for the car, I usually put it in 4th above 2000rpm, respecting the speed limits, and turn on the cruise control, this way it will prevent dpf light and regenerations so if I need to do short journeys for a week I will not have problems with the dpf because it will be clean from the previous course I did.
That is not what the book suggests. The dpf regen happens fastest at around 2000 to 2200 rpm ( and above 38mph ) where the engine management has a process to change the fueling to heat up the DPF for regen purposesI would try to drive always above 2500rpm for 15 minutes to quickly raise the temperature of the DPF.
Personally I drive around 2000rpm and let the cruise control do the rest. I said above 2500rpm to make it quicker but if you say its better between that range I will not oppose.That is not what the book suggests. The dpf regen happens fastest at around 2000 to 2200 rpm ( and above 38mph ) where the engine management has a process to change the fueling to heat up the DPF for regen purposes
I suggest you put this in the LEON threads.I have a FR 184 Diesel & am sick of the stupid DPF. I am seriously considering having it taken out as cant afford to switch it for a petrol.
Am I right in saying that as long as the Filter Housing is left in place it will still pass an MOT. What about emissions after it has been taken out ?
It is a shame cos is a cracking car if not for this damn DPF !!!
Thanks. It is difficult trying to find extra time just for driving just for the sake of it. Busy mums life means not much free time.. shame I didn't read up on problems before being dazzled by the lovely shiny car in the first place lol.. Thanks to whoever invented the dpf filter! Spot the sarcasm...Hi.
I think your best bet is to give it a good run every week or so. I am in exactly the same position with my leon but it will cost me too much to swap it, I also really like the car.
I go for a 20 mile drive when ever I think the filter is getting blocked.
I bought mine new and the salesman never mentioned the potential dpf problems.
Terrible how a load of cars & customers are having these problems and they just are happy for us to feel utterly let down and chat among forums like this about our collective issue.. I have considered trading mine in for a petrol engine ibiza but tbh this whole issue has put me off ever getting another seat !..Yep - been told the same.
The only time you can claim warranty on a dpf is for a manufacturing defect in the housing or a sensor failure within the warranty period.
Everything else will be blamed on your driving style.
Hi. Did u ever get an answer on this from the person u were going to ask. I messaged the company sinspeed to ask for a quote on dpf removal for my ibiza. Also whether removing it would affect the £30 road tax or insurance since I would say it was a modification. However that was only last night ive not heard from them yet.. im in the Dundee area so no idea if there is anywhere close by that could do this...I suggest you put this in the LEON threads.
Speak to Will at P.Torque ( sponsor )
He was doing DPF removal & remap on the 2.0TDi CR motors.
They were showing very healthy power figures plus emissions clean enough to easily pass the MOT test.