Check emissions, check injection

2013 Vauxhall Vivaro Problem
The Problem
Avatar Lewin
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 3 | Profile
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Took it to the garage the mechanics said it needs to resurgent? To drive at around 40 in 3-4 gear for ten miles! I have done this but it still comes up with the same thing. Is there a way of getting it to clean itself or is there another problem?


Car Vauxhall Vivaro
Variant 1.9 CD-ROM
Model Year 2013
Category Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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Solution
Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 12,067 | Profile

I think you mean to regenerate the DPF .When the filter reaches a certain percentage full it can no longer clean itself and neither can you by driving .

Question
Avatar Lewin
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Thank you for your advice, when we plugged it in it said the filter was up to 51% full and the van has tried to clean over 12 times but unable to. Do you think it just needs physically cleaning or a new filter?

Solution
Avatar 1/4drive
Joined: 8 years ago | Fixes: 1,862 | Profile

I'd suggest a can of "Wurth" DPF cleaner.
it injects actually into the DPF.
Punch in Wurth DPF cleaner revues into google and judge for yourself.
I have used it and it does seem to work.
And anyway a £20 gamble compared to a new lump is worth the risk.

Question
Avatar Lewin
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 3 | Profile

I will look this up thank you, can the DPF filter not be replaced? I do hope it’s not gonna be a new lump, it’s already had a new turbo, ERG, etc.

Solution
Avatar paulieone
Joined: 10 years ago | Fixes: 1,666 | Profile

if it wont regenerate by itself its probably not getting hot enough...have the garage tried a forced regen?
If its only at 51% then its not too bad...due you use the correct oil etc?
Sounds like an issue with a fifth injector or injectors.

Question
Avatar Lewin
Joined: 2 years ago | Fixes: 3 | Profile

The garage said this particular van won’t do a forced regen! It’s booked in for next Monday so il get them to check the injection and see if there’s a chance of getting it to force regen!
Thanks for the help much appreciated

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