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Quick question, would my HDi stop trying to regen. if I took the magnets out of the filler cap? (car may think I never fill up, hence no need to dose with Eolys).
Worth a try, or not?

I'm sticking a tenners worth in every other day, the designers never thought about people on a budget ...
 

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Quick question, would my HDi stop trying to regen. if I took the magnets out of the filler cap? (car may think I never fill up, hence no need to dose with Eolys).
Worth a try, or not?

I'm sticking a tenners worth in every other day, the designers never thought about people on a budget ...
Your DPF will soon clog up with no regens resulting in big bills! Anyway, removing the magnets won't stop it trying to regen.
 

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I'm sticking a tenners worth in every other day, the designers never thought about people on a budget ...
To stick a tenner in every other day means you must already have the money to do this so why not just put it all in at once ?

The system injects a dose of fluid into the tank every time you top up or fill up. By just sticking in a tenners worth you add the same amount of fluid to that small amount of diesel as would be added to a full tank. This wastes the fluid and will empty the fluid tank a whole lot quicker, not to mention having way too mucch fluid mixed in with the fuel.

Also by having a nearly empty tank most of the time makes it more likely you'll get water in the fuel tank which in itself can cause it's own issues. I used to use a tank of diesel a week and I didn't earn enough to buy that much fuel, the wife ended up paying for the fuel I needed for the week before payday. Even so, I never entertained only putting in a few quids worth more often, a- because it would have meant three visits to the petrol station every week instead of one and the extra fuel used getting to and from the petrol station plus the fuel wasted waiting for a free pump and b- I still needed to keep the money for a later date to add more fuel so I would have gained nothing and possibly spent more doing it that way.

As previously mentioned, fill the tank, run till empty then fill again. It won't cost you any more than it's already costing you but I admit it's a lot easier to hand over a tenner for fuel than £60 or £70.
 

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In addition to the convenience argument, by not allowing the car to regenerate the DPF when it needs to, you'll potentially end up splashing out a lot more on repairs when the filter clogs up and cause back pressure into the turbo etc.

I don't know if this is due to the tank shape or anything else, but in my 307 I noticed the fuel lasted longer from full to half than from half to the red line. Economy seemed better too, somehow. With that in mind, I trained myself to keep the car topped up to full when it went below half.
 

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Forgot to mention....

Thanks for all the replies, very helpful. One thing I forgot to mention is that I have removed the DPF and drilled holes through the substrate.
The car still tries to regen. with the cooling fan running on for 5 minutes after even short journeys and I'm after stopping it!

My ultimate aim is to keep the car going (at least until it fails an MOT) on a shoestring budget but without blowing the turbo again...

I'm not afraid of hard work but this engine was designed by monkeys! :lol:
 

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If you have physically removed the DPF then you need to get the ECU remapped and also program out anything to do with the DPF using PP2000 / Diagbox. You need to tell the system there is no additive ecu plus any other related items. Once that has been done it will no longer attempt to regenerate.

You would likely be better off getting everything programmed out with the diagnostics and remove any error codes as I believe the ecu cannot be remapped to remove the dpf if there are any stored error codes.

Jimmymarsbar, I also found the range from full to half was much better than from half to empty. I also found the fuel consumption was a fair bit better the more fuel that was in the tank which was contrary to the argument of using more fuel to move the car due to the extra weight of the fuel.
 

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yeah, long story. I knew nothing about DPFs etc. before I bought this Peugeot but have learned a helluva lot since!

The message display never gave any warnings and the first I knew was the car went into limp mode. I took it to the local garage who reset the error codes/limp mode and told me to take the car for a half hour blast to regen. the DPF. That's when the turbo went snap due to a blocked DPF. (hindsight is a wonderful thing).
Not being the kind of chap who likes to open his wallet, I decided to drill out the DPF instead of getting a new one.
Aaaand that is where I am at now. :thumb:
 

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It also helps to give complete information right at the start, this helps prevent people giving advice based on the expectation that things that should be on the car are still there and allows them to take into account all the things that have or haven't been done. Otherwise it's like me expecting you to find an address by me just telling you to go to 42 Ash lane and no other details.
 
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