Particle Filter Warning

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Granycome
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Particle Filter Warning

Post by Granycome » 29 Oct 2012, 21:14

I've been getting a warning on my E61 525d daily about the Particle Filter.

It's been for a long run at the weekend but i'm still getting the fault on the idrive.

Any suggestions on what else i can try?

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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by M60NJP » 29 Oct 2012, 21:16

It sounds like it's beyond cleaning out and needs to be changed.

To be sure - this is the particulate filter, not the pollen filter?

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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by Granycome » 29 Oct 2012, 21:20

Not 100% - I took it to my local independant garage which i've used for years; when they plugged it in to the computer it didn't read any faults. They suggested giving it a long run rather than paying out for them to investigate. It's only after a couple of miles that the message pops up.

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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by M60NJP » 29 Oct 2012, 21:28

If it's not there at start up, then indeed it's the particulate filter - if you do a lot of town work they do clog and usually affect engine performance. I'm not very knowledgeable about diesels, but I think the DPF is a bit pricey to replace......but they can be removed altogether, although a remap might be necessary.

Others will comment so stay tuned please!

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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by lizzie » 30 Oct 2012, 07:47

This is one of my fears on my 320d as I do quite a large amount of town driving in it. Having looked into the options I've decided that if it ever goes then I'm getting it mapped out and at the same time have the car remapped. By me there is an exhaust place and they bypass the DPF by putting a separate piece in but will still look like its on and then next door is the guy I use for remapping and the quote I got to do the lot was £600 which I didn't think was too bad compared to the cost of replacing the DPF and you gain some MPG and BHP :-)


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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by jason@bwchiptune » 30 Dec 2013, 01:11

You 1st need to do a diagnostic test then from that i can decide what other tests are needed to do to see why the Dpf will not Regen
Once the fault parts are changed I can Regen the Dpf on the rolling road


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Re: Particle Filter Warning

Post by Pindrop » 30 Dec 2013, 10:54

dirty diesels :P

why is it fitted if it can be removed and remapped?

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