DPF Cleaning

DPF cleaning with Dr Carbon Cleanings mobile services

Diesel Particulate filters {DPF} have been designed to meet on going changes in emission's regulations. Since 2007 DPF systems have become a standard part of the modern exhaust as a new way of reducing pollution. This is proving to be very success, but, with new technology comes new problems.

DPF Info:
The DPF is designed to collect soot which can build up on the walls of the filter it then creates a back pressure in the exhaust system reducing vehicle performance and efficiency. To keep the system clean a process called 'regeneration' is used. This is when the exhaust temperature rises to 500 degrees centigrade and burns the soot clearing the system.

A DPF is a filtration system that collects soot and emissions as the vehicle goes on its various journeys. The idea is that the DPF is to collect and burn soot before the dpf becomes full, this is called a regeneration process. The principal works well if the vehicle does a lot of motorway miles.

When driving around town the vehicle will either not drive far enough to achieve reach the point of regeneration. Or it start regenerating as the the vehicle reached its destination. When the engine is turned off the process is then cancelled. This particular driving style will contribute to the malfunction of the dpf.

We use a simple 2 stage cleaning process.
1. Using a special formulated regeneration solution. This burns and reduces the soot level.
2. Then to finish the process we flush the dpf which removes all contamination. We do recommend that you change the dpf pressure sensor.

How does it happen?


There are a few reasons why the DPF can become blocked, driving styles. This can be that the vehicle is used for short journeys and doesn’t get the chances to reach 'regeneration' temperature. Even due to using cheap fuels with low quality performance. When a DPF becomes blocked the vehicle can go into limp mode sending a warning, such as the engine management light. This will reduce the vehicle speed and overall performance. A system designed to prevent causing further damage to the engine until the problem is fixed.


DPF systems are expensive and can cost between £800-£1500 for replacement. Regeneration is also time consuming and costly. Because of problems faced by the modern diesel driver we have tried and tested a range of DPF products, and we are now using the best of them to maintain our customer's vehicles.

DPF Cleaning a Blocked Filter


If your vehicle has been diagnosed with a blocked filter and a manual 'Regeneration' doesn't clean it through, or if the performance is still suffering. We provide a cheaper solution, before changing the DPF. A Two stage clean and flush. This is done by injecting the DPF with a cleaning solution that is designed to break soot down, followed by a solution that flushes the filter and ensures that the system is clean. Then we introduce a fuel treatment that continues to clean and maintain your DPF.
The products we use have been tested by the manufacturer's and are suitable for all diesel makes and models.
Although we have only been using the product for a short time it has achieved 100% success rate to date.

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