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MOT test for DPF

Discussion in 'Central Audi & VW Specialists' started by centralaudivw, Jan 30, 2014.

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    [Jan 30, 2014]
    We have been receiving an alarming number of vehicles where DPF's have been deleted.

    For those who are unaware or considering DPF removal please read the following...

    Department for Transport have announced that as from February 2014 MOT Tests for diesel cars are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter. 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 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.”

    For more information see

    If you have bought a car and don’t know if it has been removed let us check it out for you for you.
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    [Feb 8, 2014]
    Most go the other way to get rid of this stupid thing :tocktock: why not offer a service of deletion and welding back up.
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    Because that would leave them liable when the vehicle fails the MOT.

    A better solution would be to buy a Petrol engined car! Diesels are the spawn of the Devil. 👹
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    Less restrictions the better regardless of fuel type, just need a tester that isn't satanic.
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    [Feb 9, 2014]
    Very true, But wouldn't you prefer to take your car to a reputable & professional garage\mechanic rather than someone that might bend the rules when it suits you and\or them? Could you then trust them not to bend the rules again when it suits them & not you?
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    Emissions rules and newer cars having more restrictions with higher standards to comply with is ridiculous, if by taking a car to a "professional garage" for an MOT you mean one that fails people for stupid reasons then no thanks.
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    [Feb 14, 2014]
    "Department for Transport have announced that as from February 2014 MOT Tests for diesel cars are to be tightened up to ensure vehicles have a critical exhaust filter. 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 from February 2014"

    Must say the terminology seems a bit loose, are they just checking for the presence of a filter or will they also be checking it's function, ie will a cored out dpf still pass even though it's just an empty can? I'm guessing the former as additional testing equipment may be needed?

    Nearly got this done a few months back, kind of glad I hung off now.
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