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DPF Removal to = MOT FAIL from 1/2/14

published 4/12/13

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/n...iculate-filter

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Page history:Published 4 December 2013 Policy:Reducing greenhouse gases and other emissions from transport Topics:Climate change and Transport Minister:Robert Goodwill MP
Diesel particulate filter check now required as part of MOT test.
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Tests for diesel cars and lorries are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter if one had originally been fitted as standard, Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.

Garages and testing stations will be required check for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in the inspection of the exhaust system as part of the MOT test (or annual test for heavy vehicles) from February 2014.

The vehicle will automatically fail the MOT test if the filter had been fitted as standard but is found to be no longer present.

The filter works by trapping solid particulate matter from exhaust gases. This type of filter has been in use for more than 20 years and helps meet European emission standards, improving air quality and health standards.

Some firms offer services to remove the filter, claiming it will improve the economy. But it is an offence to drive a vehicle that has been modified this way, as it will no longer meet the emissions standards the car achieved when it was approved for sale in the UK.

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill said:

I am very concerned that vehicles are being modified in a way that is clearly detrimental to people’s health and undoes the hard work car manufacturers have taken to improve emissions standards. It has become apparent the government had to intervene to clarify the position on particulate filter removal given the unacceptable negative impact on air quality.

This change to the MOT tests makes it clear – if you have this filter removed from your car it will fail the test.

The filters need to be ‘regenerated’ regularly through burning the soot to gas at a very high temperature, leaving behind a residue. If not carried out properly, regeneration can lead to a build up of soot, which can affect performance. This has led to some diesel vehicle owners opting to remove the filter, which makes their car illegal for road use.

More information can be found via the ‘Diesel particulate filters guidance note which will be updated to reflect the changes to the MOT test.

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are they going to up the price so testers get paid to remove/refit dpfs to make sure the insides are there?
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About bloody time this gets cracked down on
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Re: DPF Removal to = MOT FAIL from 1/2/14

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are they going to up the price so testers get paid to remove/refit dpfs to make sure the insides are there?
portable x-ray - as tested on Eastern Docks CT20
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portable x-ray - as tested on Eastern Docks CT20

If they are gonna X-ray for DPF's still been there

That means they can X-ray Cat's to ensure that they are still present.....

Tbh, its gonna only get worse

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Re: DPF Removal to = MOT FAIL from 1/2/14

I'm glad mines a 08 and DPF free :-D

Saying that I'd still get and MOT ;-). Alternatively just swap it in / out for MOT.
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Most stations will just check emissions and if it passed thats ok yes no need to xray the fuka surely
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Most stations will just check emissions and if it passed thats ok yes no need to xray the fuka surely
They probably know what dpfs look like mate haha.
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They probably know what dpfs look like mate haha.


Most sensible people have them cut open, gutted and re-welded. Cannot tell usually.


My mates done that on his Cat's and DPF, EGR programed shut on his BMW 135d and remapped to 250bhp 400+ ft-lb torque
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They probably know what dpfs look like mate haha.
Lmao i kno but my garage wouldnt fail mine im sure of it they know its decat etc he said once if it fails emissions we will just cover it with a rag, epic lol

All depends on where you take it i guess, thts going to bugger a lot of people
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Lmao i kno but my garage wouldnt fail mine im sure of it they know its decat etc he said once if it fails emissions we will just cover it with a rag, epic lol

All depends on where you take it i guess, thts going to bugger a lot of people
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Re: DPF Removal to = MOT FAIL from 1/2/14

Cant see them physically opening and checking every single car they get that may have one present - maybe the odd one randomly if at all

A visual inspection that the DPF housing is present will probably suffice

Cant see too many being worried, most are mapped now with the housing still present and no internals, though a few will probably get caught out that have gone with complete removal and blanking plates

All down to emissions at end of day, if the vehicle is passing comfortably i suppose thats all that really matters
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the emissions test for a diesel is just a smoke test isnt it?
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the emissions test for a diesel is just a smoke test isnt it?
http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_740.htm

From reading that my understanding is as long as it's not going to be leaving a smoke screen behind it's fine
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