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Old 07-06-2019, 06:51 AM
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Particle filter Malfunction

Hey guys and apologies if this has already been dealt with. I recently had my Turbo Reconditioned as it broke off all turbines inside. Upon the car return it was lacking Power, took it back to the mechanic and he said the Particle Filter is gone too so we need to either get a new one or remove it... and I took the latter. So he gut the Exhaust and the particle filter and removed the insides. Now every time I get into the car, it has power for the 1st 10min of take off then pops "Particle Filter Malfunction Error", Power gone again, it's driva'ble but only up to around 120km/h. He tell me that I need to take the car to the car tuning people to fix that, for another R6000 (South African Rands), man this sucks as I already spent a lot on the Turbo. Any advice on this!
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:23 AM
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So, you removed the dpf from the exhaust system, but did your mechanic remove it from your soft(ecu) too so your car will know that it no longer has a dpf ?


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Old 07-06-2019, 09:26 AM
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So, you removed the dpf from the exhaust system, but did your mechanic remove it from your soft(ecu) too so your car will know that it no longer has a dpf ?


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Yes DPF removed but not on Software, is this where the problem is?
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Hey guys and apologies if this has already been dealt with. I recently had my Turbo Reconditioned as it broke off all turbines inside. Upon the car return it was lacking Power, took it back to the mechanic and he said the Particle Filter is gone too so we need to either get a new one or remove it... and I took the latter. So he gut the Exhaust and the particle filter and removed the insides. Now every time I get into the car, it has power for the 1st 10min of take off then pops "Particle Filter Malfunction Error", Power gone again, it's driva'ble but only up to around 120km/h. He tell me that I need to take the car to the car tuning people to fix that, for another R6000 (South African Rands), man this sucks as I already spent a lot on the Turbo. Any advice on this!
Sounds like some hack mechanics (and owner) are just destroying this car.....

You could have had the DPF cleaned, instead of destroyed. Is this one of those mechanics that works out of a cardboard box? I'm going to guess you chose him since he was the cheapest...not because he was the best shop you could find.

R6000 is USD425.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:53 AM
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Sounds like some hack mechanics (and owner) are just destroying this car.....

You could have had the DPF cleaned, instead of destroyed. Is this one of those mechanics that works out of a cardboard box? I'm going to guess you chose him since he was the cheapest...not because he was the best shop you could find.

R6000 is USD425.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:03 PM
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For all we know your particle filter might have been fine....it might be the 'mechanic' read the standard 'DPF life warning' that is trigger at 1xx,000 miles and decided *that* must be the issue. SO he gutted it, ruining it.



Now, after you get the car coded, are you confident it will be running great?


And, BTW- $425 for coding something like this is nothing these days.




Finally, what ELSE has he hacked out of the car?

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You also have to remove the scr because without dpf that will clog up quickly.

Oops scr not scd

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For all we know your particle filter might have been fine....it might be the 'mechanic' read the standard 'DPF life warning' that is trigger at 1xx,000 miles and decided *that* must be the issue. SO he gutted it, ruining it.



Now, after you get the car coded, are you confident it will be running great?


And, BTW- $425 for coding something like this is nothing these days.




Finally, what ELSE has he hacked out of the car?
Well not being a technical person about cars it sounded like an easy job when he explained to me. He removed the messed up turbo, showed it to me and compared it to a working one, took it to another company that deals mainly with Turbo Refurbs, got it back and showed me again and it looked proper. Then he installed it. All seemed well until I hit the road, at this point there was no power at all, then he said the turbo could've affected the DPF and also Blocked the Exhaust. Then he gutted the rear centre box of on the exhaust emptied it and gutted the DPF and did the same. Now the car gained power but only for like 10min drive then the DPF Malfunction Error would kick in and lose power once more. That's when he said unfortunately he doesn't do Tuning, that step requires that. So before I mess up more I decided to refer here first what my next move should be. Also I notice the change in exhaust sound after all this was done, it's got a small "Drill Noise" coming out, he said that's because after we gutted these parts, we can now hear the Turbo clearly, is this any good?
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