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How often do you advise adding a cleaner to your fuel.Also any preferences as to the make.

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Turbos run hot and shouldn't need cleaner putting through them.

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always put a drop of red x in the van on every fill up Vauxhall vivaro  the egr valve on the ford transit was s///t 07 plate engine would tick over but would not move, vivaro Renault engine no problems 2010 from new probably don't need to put red x in but just makes feel better.

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1 hour ago, gustaff said:

supermarket **** diesel dosent help either

This .

They are cheap and most do not contain additives that help with cleaner burn with less soot and the DPFs clog less.Thats the theory. BP ulltimate  V power and others have the additives in.

 Fuel is one part of trouble but the ISSUES surrounding all this diesel emissions today is a nightmare. Its becoming impossible to prevent turbos premature failures .  More frequent oil changes and long runs will help a little on some engines, but most are doomed to a long lingering death of a 1000 regens x stuck EGRS and clogged intakes.  And a combination of Legislation yealded by a combination of MOT and vosa have effectively removed the option to help your diesel live a long trouble free life.  About all you can practicaly do now to help is EGR blank and a breather catch can, to try and keep the intakes clear at any rate. De cat De DPF are no longer an option now. Stealth modification gets the job done Exhaust analyser wont pick it up but visual inspection they are on to it now and its hard to achieve.without the threat of detection these days. They want diesel killed off i think its a shame and just as they were starting to get so interesting.

 

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Hi

Australian friend recemmended one of these - https://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/products/mann-hummel-provent-200-oil-catch-can-breather-system.html.

He fitted it to his new Ute and says most Down Under fit them because they work.

I posted the link on UK Passats Forum, for oil-burners but had no interest or feed-back - was looking for users this side views to keep dpf/?? clean.

Ended up (for now) using 2-stroke oil additive (again lots on above Forum - including Scandinavians whose Transport Wallahs recommend) to raise the burn temp and hence assist dpf.

L

 

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You can use anything as a catch can a coke can and brillo pad vent  big jubilee clip to hold in place just keep it emptied that’s all.  The proper ones are neat and tidy but its more important to prevent the venting  crankcase filth from getting into the intake.

Two stroke oil mixed a 1/2 pint to 18 gallon of diesel helps with keeping DPFs clear on short runs Ecomiller forum some body there tested it had some good evidence, its all over the internet and is sound theory worth doing.

EGRs are a constant threat some argue when they are working properly they do not cause issues, i depute this and have seen on more than one occasion EGRs when working fine do still contaminate the intake tracts. One scenario i came across was with a Seat arosa 3 cylinder 1.4 TDI Intakes cleaned egr replaced 3 000 miles latter intakes are not clogged solid but building up. Blanked off EGR with pipe Kit, catch can fitted. intake cleaned out 22000 miles latter still clean .  EGRs can not always be blanked off without mapping them out,  but are worth the trouble if you want to try and get the most service from your diesel.

Ditching the dpf and cat are fraught with technical problems which you can get around, but what you can not get around is MOT ( can fool them sometimes) and of course VOSA get hauled in and its near on certain your IN IT up to your neck, they are switched on to the holowing out dummy cats and bypass pipes.

Thankfully never had a de cat DPF car after the VOSA started breaking heads, and have never been brought to task on this, but i suspect it will be fines court perhaps not something to be recommended so its not feasible currently to go down this route.

Diesels could be so good without all this complication, regeneration is acceptable this in itself is not environmentally friendly, and as they wont let you let the engines work properly best you can do is incorporate everything you can legally do to the car to reduce Regeneration and keep the dpf clear.

Fact is they hate diesels, how much of that is based on true environmental issues or pure revenue greed i am unconvinced.

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