Service check your DPF Range Rover in Cheadle with the Range Rover specialists at Premier Garage Services. The DPF or Diesel Particulate Filter is an essential component on your diesel powered Range Rover. It’s required on all diesel vehicles to reduce emissions. It does it’s job very well automatically. The filter catches the unhealthy particles left from burning diesel fuel instead of expelling them directly through your exhaust system. Periodically, you get a notice on your dash that the filter is regenerating. That means the vehicle computer has detected the filter needs cleaning. The computer commands an increase of heat which burns up the particles and expels them as harmless vapour through your exhaust system. It’s brilliant.
The problem arises when the DPF fails to automatically regenerate. In Cheadle, DPF Range Rover regeneration takes place at the speed limit maintained on the motorway for fifteen minutes or so. When, for whatever reason, that doesn’t happen you can try to force it by running the vehicle at speed on the motorway. If that still doesn’t happen and the filter is clogged, then it will need to be cleaned by a knowledgeable Range Rover mechanic. We have the best right here. You’ll know regeneration hasn’t taken place because of the warning light on the dash. We can clean it and reinstall it so it should resume automatic regeneration or self-cleaning.
If the DPF Range Rover in Cheadle does not automatically regenerate on schedule the soot will build up rapidly and need manual regeneration. Never ignore the warning signs. If you do, the filter will fail and a replacement is very expensive. Failure to regenerate may be caused by never getting the car up to speed long enough for the computer to signal the burn. So you take the car out on the roadway and get it up to speed and see if you can force the regeneration. If not, contact us and we’ll see that the filter is cleaned with a specially formulated solution. Then we’ll manually regenerate it and all will be well again. This time, make sure you get your car out on the roadway and get those rpms up every two or three months.