A diesel particulate filter, sometimes called a DPF, is a device designed to remove
diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine.
How long does the filter take to fit, and how long will I be off the road?
Average fitting time for the filter is roughly two days. This includes taking the
vehicle for an emissions test to gain the required L.E.Z certification.
What maintenance does the filter require?
The Clean Diesel filters are particularly popular as they require very little if
no maintenance. Unlike other manufactures where the filter needs to be sent off to
be professionally cleaned with potentially lengthy down times . We can carry out
a yearly filter clean right in our own workshop at a convenient time to suit your
Other than the yearly clean all you need to do is keep the Platinum Plus fuel additive
topped up. Simple!
What does the filter cost?
The cost of the filter varies according to each specific vehicle, but prices are
usually in the region of £3250.00 per filter. (excluding fitting costs, and the initial
New partial filters have now been brought out and are suitable for use on most Euro
II vehicles. These filters cost considerably less and would bring most Euro II vehicles
in line with current emissions standards until 2012. For more information regarding
these new partial filters and whether they would be suitable for your vehicle, please
do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation and quotation.
Are there any running costs involved?
The beauty of the Clean Diesel filter are the low running costs. A one litre bottle
of Platinum Plus fuel additive lasts for 3000l of diesel, and retails for roughly
£50.00 a litre.