Diesel Particle Filter Maintenance

Do you have the DPF Lamp on?

Maintenance and deep cleaning of your Diesel Particle Filter

The Diesel Particle Filter (DPF) can be an expensive problem for many motorists.

To help avoid an expensive replacement SMC Ford are now offering you a Maintenance Program for your Ford.

Warning lights can be misunderstood, workshop regeneration can be time consuming and costly for you as a customer plus the risk of higher fuel consumption whilst complete Diesel Particle Filter replacement can be extremely expensive £1,500+ in many occasions.

The Diesel Particle Filter Maintenance Program will provide peace of mind for you as a motorist and potentially save you a lot of money!

6 monthly Health Check

  • 2 treatments with a 6 month interval to maintain your Diesel Particle Filter only £49.99.

The program costs you only £49.99 per annum and can be added to the service plan. All you have to do is pop into your local SMC Ford workshop at 6 monthly interval to have DPF Power Clean put into the tank of your car. This regular maintenance keeps the DPF clean and functioning as the product will allow accumulated soot to be burnt away at lower temperatures. The vehicle can also be given that all-important health check.

Is my car regenerating correctly?

See what symptoms indicates a functional and active regeneration system (DPF) and what can prevent this system from working correctly:

Symptoms of active regeneration

During active regeneration you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Cooling fans running
  • Increased idle speed
  • Deactivation of automatic Stop/Start
  • A slight increase in fuel consumption
  • A hot, acrid smell from the exhaust
  • Engine note change

What can prevent normal regeneration taking place?

  • Frequent short journeys where the engine does not reach normal operation temperature
  • Wrong oil type – DPF equipped cars require low ash, low sulphur engine oils.
  • A problem with the inlet, fuel or Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system causing incomplete combustion will increase soot loading.
  • A warning light on or diagnostic trouble code logged in the engine management system may prevent active or catalyst regeneration.
  • Low fuel level will prevent active regeneration taking place. As a general rule ¼ tank is required.
  • Oil counter/service interval – exceeding the service interval may prevent regeneration.
  • Additive tank low or empty – if the vehicle uses Eolys additive a low level may prevent regeneration.

Deep clean with oil and filter change

  • Deep clean with oil change and filter change, forced regeneration of Diesel Particle Filter and ECU software upgrade (if available) only £199.99.

Contact your local SMC workshop to hear more about the Diesel Particle Filter maintenance or book your treatment here.

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Ford Exhaust Pipe
The DPF physically captures the soot and ash particles in a net or mesh like structure within the filter.


Ford Exhaust Pipe Before DPF
Ford Exhaust Pipe After DPF