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Old 02-02-2017   #1
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DPF Filter or something else?

Hello, I have a Fiat Doblo 1.6 Multijet 2011 model.
I bought it with 80.000 klm and now it has 115.000 klm

A few weeks ago my car started to have a weird smell from the exhaust (I suppose), but not always.
Sometimes it smells sometimes not.

I ask two mechanics about that, and they mentioned a possibility
that I have problem with DPF filter.

The first told me that it needs to take DPF away from the car and clean it.
The second told me to buy a Wurth spray to clean it.

While googling I saw that DPF is very important for my car, and really expensive. But nowhere I saw the word "cleaning", but "regenerating"...
Also probably I would have an indication at the dashboard of my car

Any ideas what else should I check?

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Re: DPF Filter or something else?

Could you not ask for a forced regeneration of the DPF to be carried out by your garage or dealer?
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Re: DPF Filter or something else?

The DPF should regenerate automatically, especially if you go out on a long run and get it hot - not town driving.
If it is getting blocked, you will get a lght on the dashboard.

Are you SURE that the smell is from the exhaust?
If you have a coolant leak, and it drips onto the hot exhaust, it will smell odd.

The next time you get the smell, open the bonnet and have a sniff - if it's DPF you shouldn't smell it there.

Mike
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Re: DPF Filter or something else?

Hello everyone,

Quote Originally Posted by cobby58 View Post
Could you not ask for a forced regeneration of the DPF to be carried out by your garage or dealer?
I would like to avoid it and be sure that this is the problem, because it is expensive


Quote Originally Posted by AlwynMike View Post
The DPF should regenerate automatically, especially if you go out on a long run and get it hot -
Is this done with the liquid they told me? I mention it in the next lines
Should I do anything else?
Why the every here garage, ask for 200 euros to do that?

Quote Originally Posted by AlwynMike View Post
The next time you get the smell, open the bonnet and have a sniff - if it's DPF you shouldn't smell it there.
Mike
What is the bonnet? Where is it? Google translate does not give me an appropriate word...


I just took the car from my garage a couple of days ago.
They changed the exhaust because it was rotten
Also they changed 2 of the 4 items that are for warming the engine
Also they told me to buy a liquid to put in the tank, and drive in a highway
for 20 minutes to get out all the dirt...

Unfortunately the smell is still there...
I realized the next day, and since then I am wondering...

I took my car with a certain problem to my garage...

They changed some "broken" stuff to fix it...
But they didn't...

Why they did not tell me about the liquid before I take my car there?
I had payed them a visit two times before that, to ask for information...


Thank you both!!!
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