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stumpyjag

Volvo C30 1.6 hdi

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stumpyjag

Hi all

 

i have a friend who has just been told to scrap £2k worth of Volvo because the mechanic says the diesel particulate filter has had it. Started with loss of power and smoke from under the bonnet but turbo checks out and no warning lights. Surely this can't be right??

 

any advice appreciated 

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welshpug

there are many ways around it, if the engine is sound then there's no need to scrap it, either gut the dpf and get it mapped out (technically not legal, but will still pass a smoke test just fine)    early versions of the 1.6 only had cats.

 

or get another used dpf, or a new one even, just looked and you can pick them up for £190.

 

on these engines its fairly straightforward to remove the dpf unit as its right on the front of the engine hanging off the turbo  (you have to remove it to get at one sodding gearbox bolt!!)

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B1ack_Mi16

If the DPF is f***ed, maybe the glow plugs or relay is defect, or there is also a Eloys fluid level sensor on the volvo, built into the Eloys tank, if that is defect I believe it also will get into trouble regenrating the particulate filter.

 

In general people seem to scrap good cars due to minor faults, because mechanics are beeing overly dramatic about what is or might be wrong with the vehicle, without actually having a clue about the real reason for the failure.

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dcc

Dpf will have pressure sensors etc... So will throw up a light.

 

Ive seen multiple dpf failures and none were as you describe.

 

It could be a broken pipe to egr or similar

 

Id suggest it isnt 100% the dpf

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stumpyjag

Many thanks for the advice. 

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erol

Let us know if he does decide to scrap

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wicked

Sounds like one or more injectors have come loose/are leaking. 

Needs to be cleaned and new seals. Most dealers have special tools for it; not advised to do it without those tools. 

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