DPF Soot Loading

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DPF Soot Loading

Postby TomsFocus » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:53 pm


Can anyone tell me the difference between the 'closed' and 'open' soot loading percentages on FORScan and what a good ball park percentage would be for 40k miles?

Mk3 DPF parameters.jpg
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I've recently bought a Mk3 1.6TDCi Focus but with the lowish mileage for year want to make sure the DPF is ok. Seems to be very little pressure differential but I'm not sure if I should be worried about the 57% soot loading there?

Also, possibly unrelated but the engine is very jerky when cold - EGR, MAF and temp sensors all seem to be working ok. There is a PCM update available but I'm trying to rule out any faults before having that done so is there anything else you'd recommend checking?

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Re: DPF Soot Loading

Postby denbo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:55 pm

Yes you are correct, the soot load is too high. Take it for a long run and recheck. It might do a regen but this is a Peugot engine so don,t hold your breath. Do not do a static regen....at that % it could burn the car down. Much safer to get it cleaned.
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