Vauxhall Insignia DPF Replacement Cost
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Diesel Particle Filters or DPF as they are commonly known is a device fitted to diesel cars to remove excess diesel particulate matter and soot from the exhaust fumes. Once the DPF has captured the soot it stores it until the engine reaches a high enough temperature to burn the excess soot into ash, this is known as regeneration. Regen occurs automatically when the exhaust gets hot enough or when some extra fuel is injected. The problem with DPF’s, especially in Vauxhall Insignia’s, is that they do often get clogged as many users do not realise that this is part of owning the diesel engine variant. DPF’s must regenerate to rid excess soot, a decent motorway run normally sorts this, however, those using cars with a DPF for short runs and city driving will not give them a chance to heat up the exhaust enough for regeneration to take place, often meaning that they end up clogging and affecting the car’s performance, and when this happens replacing the system is essential.
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- Parts –
- Main Dealer: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts
- Independent Garage: Aftermarket parts
Vauxhall Insignia Replacement Costs
Vauxhall Insignia MK1, MK2
Independent Garage: £500
Main Dealer: £1250
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The high price of a diesel particle filter replacement for a Vauxhall Insignia is due to them containing a prominent level of platinum in which is the material that allows it to burn soot at such hot temperatures. A clogged and dirty DPF can also lead to cars going into limp home mode as they cannot clear enough fumes through the built-up soot to keep the engine running as efficiently as it should. Although not cheap, replacing the DPF is essential and is something you should bear in mind when buying a used Vauxhall Insignia. If the previous owner has had the work done this could save you thousands of pounds in the long run. You should also check where the work has been carried out and if they used the OEM part, as parts manufactured by a third party may not be fully effective. If you liked the article, please share, leave a comment below and check out our other exciting articles.
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