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hi all i have a 65 plate vivaro i bought it brand new from arnold clark since i have owned it its been back to them 7 times with the engine light on and check anti pollution its had new dpf soft wear up date some new pressure pipes and now its back on they say its my driving and i have to drive it up the motorway in 4th for 20 mins this fault just keeps coming back has anyone else had this thanks
 

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Ok , i guessing you do some miles during the day probably mostly town & urban driving . If that's the case then the DPF should actively regenerate in those circumstances unless you turn engine off during a regen session. What the dealer is asking you to do is a passive regeneration but that can only happen when the engines exhaust gases can get up to the temperatures required & on a 1.6 engine this can be more difficult to achieve than say a 2.0 Diesel engine . Something's not right I'd say with the active regenerations .
 

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Ok , i guessing you do some miles during the day probably mostly town & urban driving . If that's the case then the DPF should actively regenerate in those circumstances unless you turn engine off during a regen session. What the dealer is asking you to do is a passive regeneration but that can only happen when the engines exhaust gases can get up to the temperatures required & on a 1.6 engine this can be more difficult to achieve than say a 2.0 Diesel engine . Something's not right I'd say with the active regenerations .
arnold clark are no help they just say its my driving and it needs a oil change i have a doggy daycare so pick ups are local but i also do motorway miles to get to training in the evenings they say dpf is blocked the red light is on now saying engine fail just happened to many times now
 

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So it is trying to actively regenerate the DPF then if they say the oil needs changing as that's a sign of failed regenerations when the diesel has mixed into the engine oil. Is the oil level above the max mark?
 

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So it is trying to actively regenerate the DPF then if they say the oil needs changing as that's a sign of failed regenerations when the diesel has mixed into the engine oil. Is the oil level above the max mark?
how do you know if its regening there is no lights to tell you
 

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The engine revs increase & the exhaust emissions get very very hot . Our Insignias always seem to regenerate when the drivers are picking up customers & loading up their shopping , we have to warn them not to stand behind exhaust whilst loading the bags in lol :D
Also when turning the engine off if you can hear the engines fans spinning you know a regeneration was in progress.
 

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hi all i have a 65 plate vivaro i bought it brand new from arnold clark since i have owned it its been back to them 7 times with the engine light on and check anti pollution its had new dpf soft wear up date some new pressure pipes and now its back on they say its my driving and i have to drive it up the motorway in 4th for 20 mins this fault just keeps coming back has anyone else had this thanks
i bought a new vivaro 68 plate and the anti pollution light as been on 7 times it as had 4 oil and filter changes the feul injection light came on as well they still under warranty had my first oil change
hi all i have a 65 plate vivaro i bought it brand new from arnold clark since i have owned it its been back to them 7 times with the engine light on and check anti pollution its had new dpf soft wear up date some new pressure pipes and now its back on they say its my driving and i have to drive it up the motorway in 4th for 20 mins this fault just keeps coming back has anyone else had this thanks
Hi have a 68 plate vivaro and having the same problem at 3000 miles they said when the light came on it needed oil and filter change cost me £120 as they said not in the warranty. It then came on at 6000 miles they said the anti pollution light was set at the wrong setting. Then came on at 12000 miles same thing had the first service at 16500 miles new oil and filter 2000 miles later came back on and so on in total a new van as had 4 oil n filter change and still comes on
 

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It's shocking but not surprising that Arnold Clark won't sort this as there's clearly a problem other than driving style. Newer DPF systems don't need to be used on motorways as much, that's a legacy of older passive systems that rely on engine temps to get the job done. Yours should be able to do a DPF regen whenever it wants.

Anyway there's clearly a problem with the DPF system if it starts complaining at low miles and the dealer should sort it, although that will likely take legal action to get their useless corpses to lift a finger.

It's probably worth taking it to a diesel or dpf specialist as they will take the time to see if there's faulty sensors or something else stopping the regen from being successful.
 
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