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I have been tasked with sorting my daughter's 11 plate 207 HDi which has started giving her a few problems.
A lot of the threads on here have been really helpful but it's time I got my hands dirty now, especially after finding out she's spent £300 to have the DPF cleaned...three times now (with it blocking again after a month or two).
I've explained to her about passive regeneration etc. but she only has a low speed commute to work and forgets to give it the occasional good blast on the motorway.
The engine management light is now on and the car is in limp mode.
I don't have a Lexia3 lead (yet...) just a standard bluetooth OBD2 linked to Torque on my phone. When I scanned for faults it returned a P242F fault which Google tells me is the dreaded DPF again!
As it is now restricted to 3K rpm I assume means that a passive regen is off the cards now.

So... I've read up on removing the filter to clean it which (seized nuts aside) seems pretty straight forward. But, after doing this, will the ECU realise that the filter is now unblocked and let the engine run properly or will I need to acquire a Lexia3 lead and PP2000 (or Diagbox) to tell it there's a new filter installed?

Or...to save getting my hands dirty, could I use PP2000/Diagbox to force a regen? (or is that not a good plan seeing as it's in in limp mode)

Any help will be most appreciated!
 

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Forced regens are scary and best avoided they are very much a last resort

Its probably not the filter thats the issue its probably not got any fluid left !

You NEED to accurately asses what is causing it as even with a slow commute it should not be clogged as often as you say.
 

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its probably not got any fluid left !
Thanks for the reply.
I did think that, but wouldn't that give either an on-screen error or a fault code?

The only on-screen message she says she saw was the "risk of filter blocking" which came and went. The rest is history. :(

I'll have a look at the fluid level at the weekend (the car's at my parents as I don't have a garage...)

You NEED to accurately asses what is causing it
Presumably this involves PP2000/Diagbox?
Would one of the Ebay clones be good enough? e.g. Ebay item no. 123176085242 (sorry, can't post links yet!)
 

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its probably not got any fluid left !
Thanks for the reply.
I did think that, but wouldn't that give either an on-screen error or a fault code?

The only on-screen message she says she saw was the "risk of filter blocking" which came and went. The rest is history. :(

I'll have a look at the fluid level at the weekend (the car's at my parents as I don't have a garage...)

You NEED to accurately asses what is causing it
Presumably this involves PP2000/Diagbox?
Would one of the Ebay clones be good enough? e.g. Ebay item no. 123176085242 (sorry, can't post links yet!)
 

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its probably not got any fluid left !
Thanks for the reply.
I did think that, but wouldn't that give either an on-screen error or a fault code?

The only on-screen message she says she saw was the "risk of filter blocking" which came and went. The rest is history. :(

I'll have a look at the fluid level at the weekend (the car's at my parents as I don't have a garage...)

You NEED to accurately asses what is causing it
Presumably this involves PP2000/Diagbox?
Would one of the Ebay clones be good enough? e.g. Ebay item no. 123176085242 (sorry, can't post links yet!)
 

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Okay, thanks for that. Most of the affordable (i.e. cheap!!) ones don't state the revision whereas the ones that specify they're a C are twice the price (and some of the feedback seems to infer that they are actually B's!)
Time to dig a bit deeper in to my pocket.
Thanks again for the help, it's most appreciated.
 

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Hello mate save your self a fortune have dpf deleted with cat as well mine has just being done the difference is nite and day nevermind all the do gooders mine was doing my head in when it's mot time you can easy put dpf back in so it will pass mot no dought I will get all the job's worths giving me stick but who cares as long as your not breaking down or going in to limp mode only my opinion thou mate
 

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Hello mate save your self a fortune have dpf deleted with cat as well mine has just being done the difference is nite and day nevermind all the do gooders mine was doing my head in when it's mot time you can easy put dpf back in so it will pass mot no dought I will get all the job's worths giving me stick but who cares as long as your not breaking down or going in to limp mode only my opinion thou mate
As Wally says, it's only his opinion and not Peugeot forums.com's.
 

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Yes for a bad remap :)

£40 could fill the eolys fluid too its all about knowing what your doing my last 307 was still going strong on its original DPF with 250k miles had 1 with 170k miles too no DPF related issues on either as they had been looked after and driven properly.
 

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I could do that for nothing but you still need a remap or you will get even more errors !
that costs money so £40 DOES NOT do away with the DPF it DOES cost more to do it PROPERLY.

As i said already doing away with the DPF cost just as much as fixing it properly.
 

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And if you have had DPF cut out and welded up it's not a easy swap back for MOT.

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You can also sign up to servicebox and pay Peugeot £7 for an hours access to their repair manuals. It's a step by step guide to do anything, press print and save as a PDF file.

Partly the reason I bought another pug, go for another brand and have a difficult job and then you are left with having to pay with a specialist... rather than going to your local cheap mechanic with a step by step guide haha

But anyway, you do need to find out why the DPF is regenerating properly and take it from there. As with any car, it could be the DPF fluid needs filling or even something like an injector that's playing up.
 
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