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‘Our archive of posts about selected vehicles we have worked on in the past. Please use the search function below to look for a vehicle make, a running issue or anything else of interest.’

Adrian at Engine Carbon Clean East Midlands
Diesel

DPF Issues?

ℹ️ DPFs require a number of prerequisites to regenerate properly. When struggling with DPF issues many people advise you to ‘just give it a blast up the motorway’ to get it hot. Typically if you need to do that to get it to regenerate then there will be an underlying

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BMW

Like to look after your vehicle? If you have a ‘keeper’ then get us to bring it back to life and show it some TLC with a diagnostic, health check and Engine Carbon Clean.

🗣️ ‘A noticeable improvement in power, more linear is probably the best way to describe it’ ⚠️ Like to look after your vehicle? If you have a ‘keeper’ then get us to bring it back to life and show it some TLC with a diagnostic, health check and Engine Carbon

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BMW

Own a diesel? DPF light been coming on recently?

Here we have another BMW 530D (2007 – 109,696 miles) booked in for diagnostics health check due to the DPF light being on and off recently. ⛑️ Initial health check looked clear and then on to the diagnostics. 📊 Initial code scan showed the obvious DPF codes, but in addition

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BMW

Repeated DPF problems and replacements?

First up today in rainy Hucknall is this BMW 116d (2009 – 109,994 miles) which has had 2 new DPFs under warranty in the last 3 months! 📊 No codes present and engine temperatures were fine both at idle and when driving. Live data did show an exhaust gas temperature

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Alfreton

Own a BMW diesel? Regular diagnostics checks are essential to ensure the glowplug system and thermostats are working properly otherwise you will run into DPF problems.

Here we have a BMW 530D booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean with no apparent running issues. 📊 Diagnostics showed 10 engine codes with a mixture of DPF, turbo and glowplug codes. Once documented and cleared all 6 glow plug codes reappeared which is a sign that the

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