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  • DPF Cleaning 07 February 2019 | Comments (0)

    Does Dpf cleaning work? YES and NO.

    If your DPF is blocked this is due to a mixture problem FUEL / AIR ratio or faulty sensor. Your vehicle is designed to automatically look after the DPF and self clean it.

    SO SHOULD NEVER REQUIRE MAINTENANCE (NO)

    Cleaning the DPF after resolving the original fault, preventing the car from self regenerating the DPF (YES)

    REMAPPING works but will cause other issues long term, (Ticking Time Bomb). We don’t agree with remaps as all too often your vehicle will end up with serious engine failure within a year or two depending on how often you use the vehicle. The real gain in BHP and keeping within the safe parameters of the engines engineering really does out way the cost.

    I’ve known programmers to rig the readings to show the customer more BHP on the rolling road to show more than their really getting. Real performance tweaks are program based and parts based forged cams, pistons etc. Costing thousands not a "few hundred pounds, that provide short term costly results".

    If you want a faster car buy one, but certainly don’t try and make a car more than what it is with a few hundred pounds. Remapping if the vehicle is roadside tested and it fails on emissions, your vehicle will be taken off the road there and then and until it is resolved and re-tested it will remain off the road.

    Remapping for fuel economy works well as long as the vehicle allows for modification of variation in fuel input and air intake.

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    Installing a 12v Car Battery, Some vehicles are straight forward and some very difficult ie, hidden under seats or in the scuttle pan. Some vehicles have a set procedure and if not followed will immobilise the vehicle.
    Jump starting the car be very very very sure that you place RED to + terminal and Black to - terminal every battery will have these symbols near to the battery terminal. Get it wrong and all sorts of things can happen ECU failure Blown fuses in different areas, blown ABS module, blown Body control module and or immobiliser failure.

    If you’re not sure, then please don’t attempt it on some high end vehicles like BMW, Porsche, Honda, Mercedes, Vauxhall, Fiat, Lamborghini, Ferrari, get it wrong and your vehicle is immobilised..
    We can supply and fit the correct battery for your vehicle providing you peace of mind and a minimum 2 year warranty either at home, Work or one of our garages. No need to pay cash as we have card facilities.

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    Firstly pay close attention to the reviews about the business, believe the saying "less is more".

    If a company has 100s to thousands 0f reviews pay attention to the way they are written, very often people don’t have the time or patience to write a review and are just happy to have their car back. The very odd occasion you come across a customer that are willing to leave there own review without being asked or pressured by in house laptops or pads to write a review whilst they wait to receive their car back, believe me yes I’ve been told this by one of our customers. 

    Secondly do your homework there is currently a local company, that have changed addresses 4 times and telephone contact number 4 times and when you research their previous business name and address, they have nothing but really bad reviews. Just because they turn up in a new vehicle, which is livered doesn’t mean they know what they are doing. Pay close attention to the way the van is fitted out, tools, equipment etc "is the whole space of that van fitted out and used for the purpose of repairs to vehicles" or does it just have a tool box and a few other bits in the back..... Or worse still are they turning up in a normal car with tools as this one is a real danger. Don’t be afraid to ask for insurance certificate "Public liability" before they commence work this is a sure one to get them packing and running for the hills, as believe me they will be working and trading using normal car insurance and should therefore not be trading and Thus not insured should they damage your vehicle.

    Remember cheap is not the best solution if you want the right repair. Quality and Knowledge is the key to every success, exactly the physics and platform your vehicle was built upon. 

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    Unlock the vehicle

    before you put the key into the ignition

    foot on brake and clutch pedal

    insert key and turn to position 3 don not start car and keep feet on pedals

    lights on dash will go out and imobiliser light will flash codes

    count flashes,,,, there will be a slight pause between each digit. codes are four digits long if it flashes for a while, you have a lot of codes stored in the ECU get it checked out.

    Works on some Vauxhalls if it doesnt work by your second attempt on the above instructions the chances are your doing everything right, its just not supported by your vehicle.

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