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Old 28-09-07, 07:53 PM   #1
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The PSA group FAP filter uses a special particulate fluid, (VERY toxic, and potentially carcinogenic!),there are 2 types, which one you need depends on the build code of your vehicle, (check with your dealer), they are similarly priced at approx. 19-30 per litre! remember that if you decide to fill the tank yourself, you still need a dealer to plug the diagnostic computer into your car to tell the ECU the tank has been filled, thats why warning lights are staying on even after filling up the fluid, basically Peugeot have got you either way! even if you fill the tank yourself, and get it re-programmed on 'Diag', the car will still has to be 're-generated', this means the diagnostic computer will run the car at high revs to clean out the filter then again, you can do this yourself by thrashing the car on the motorway at a steady 70mph for 10 mins or so staying in 5th or 6th gear, If for any reason you go below 70 doing this you will need te start the process again.If after all that the "Unblock diesel filter",warning is still on you can bet the dealer will say you need a new filter. Some people have removed the filter, (some split from the CAT, some are all one piece, If yours is one piece i suggest you leave it to a dealer), and cleaning it with various detergents/steam cleaners before replacing it, and guess what? It has been fine ever since! if you buy a replacement FAP filter from a dealer, dont be surprised to find what resembles a old one PSA just overhaul them then sell them on again, I do not know what they do,they just resemble a part from a scrappy! (maybe they use the detergent/steam cleaner method!). So a bit of DIY could well save you a small fortune. REMEMBER THIS IS NOT PSA APPROVED AND COULD INVALIDATE YOUR WARRANTY.
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Old 22-11-07, 09:47 AM   #2
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I got my filter changed last week & fluid refilled (by local garage). The message "Unblock Diesel Filter" is still coming up. The mechanic said it would appear for a few days. Sometimes it is a struggle getting up hills. Any ideas how to reset this without having to go to Peugeot. (My car is second hand so it has never been serviced by Peugeot)
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Old 22-11-07, 03:36 PM   #3
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chances are you will need to get peugeot to reset the cars computer,it wont know the work has been done until it is 'told'
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Old 26-11-07, 03:10 PM   #4
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Phoned the mechanic last week after posting earlier comments who said it was taken to Peugeot garage to be reset. Looks like it didn't do as it was told. So it's going back again this week.
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hi im having the same problem. i have has my tank refilled but the light is still coming on. sometimes on the motorway another light (esp/sr) comes on and this limits your car and it just wont pick up!! any idea how much peugeot charge to reset the ecu?
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hi im having the same problem. i have has my tank refilled but the light is still coming on. sometimes on the motorway another light (esp/sr) comes on and this limits your car and it just wont pick up!! any idea how much peugeot charge to reset the ecu?

Have heard various amounts up to 100. You could ask a technician to reset it on the side so to speak never know your luck.
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i have a petrol 307 cc which has caused me problems no end - like you the anti-pollution fault and the MPG was and still is terible,even after taking it to a peugeot dealers,19 miles to the gallon i get,also it has developed a problem with the roof, the boot opens to the point where it seems to strain,but roof does not.if someone rocks the boot abit it tends to work,a message on the dash appears, saying boot mechanism not locked,any ideas as i do not have a owners manual,they seem to be like gold dust, would really appriciate if you could help. thankyou paul.
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Particulate filter - anti pollution fault - emissions filter cost.

i just thought i'd add a note of caution to the costs of these filters & fluid.
I've had 4 307's with 3 requiring this filter. one went straight back to the trader as the car was to put it bluntly not roadworthy, the second 307 had a new particulate filter and fluid done at Sunwin Peugeot in Loughborough for a cost of 440 last october. After selling that car I brought another 307 last week and you've guessed it, after 4 days the sensor warning light came on again saying anti-pollution fault, I took it to Peugeot on Abbey lane in Leicester for a diagnostic(55) and was quoted 699.99 for a filter & fluid (nearly passed out). I got straight onto the phone at Sunwin and was quoted 430 inc parts, lab & vat(huge difference I know). Basically from what peugeot loughborough tell me, Peugeot charge 600 for a filter but give you back 60% of the cost as they take your old one and regenerate it. Obviously Peugeot in Leicester forget to tell you this, charge you the full rate and reclaim back the discount for themselves. In a nut shell the difference in cost for the filter and fluid between the two garages was 260. How they get away with that stuns me. Anywaythe the cars booked in at loughborough and can highly recommend their service as I've used them on a number of occasions before and found them to be very good and just as important "honest". cheaper diagnostic price too(40).
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Old 16-11-08, 11:24 AM   #9
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and I am asking this question for my daughter who has a 2000 model 206 HDI. She had a new fuel system fitted a couple of weeks ago which cost over 500. She uses a local garage due to needing to get to work. The garage fitted the new peugeot system but cannot get the car to run properly. It keeps cutting out and won't start until someone has taken the orange light off. Is this an anti pollution fault or something totally different? I have to say the garage have spoken to Peugeot who say it could be anything and could cost up to 2,000 to sort out!!! This staggers me as I am sure she could get a new engine, gearbox and management syatem for similar money. Are Peugeot normally unhelpful like this? She live in Preston, lancs so if anyone knows a local peugeot specialist I would be grateful.
The car can also sometimes not turn off when the key is taken out, any ideas anyone?

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Old 18-01-09, 01:44 PM   #10
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You can buy a unit from peugeot that is refurbished have bought one for one of my customers cars... there are approx 200 Pounds plus 500 pounds surcharge on old unit.. The system is then to be reset after the change...
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