A Diesel Particulate Filter, often referred to as the DPF is a device designed and integrated into the diesel engine exhaust systems to trap & remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gasses of the diesel engine.
Much like the catalytic converter of conventional petrol engines, the Diesel Particulate Filter works to remove harmful toxins and lower the emissions of your diesel engine making it more environmentally friendly. The aim is to remove 80% of the average diesel particulate emissions (soot) and although a great concept, it brings about a whole new line of problems.
Usually the first sign of a problem is when the DPF light is illuminated on the dash, indicating that there is at least a partial blockage in the DPF system.
Our remanufactured range is still in its infancy which means that we may not be able to offer you a VEGE produced unit every time but we can usually offer you a cost effective new alternative. We currently source new units from trusted European suppliers and we confidently offer you the same Pan-European 12 month unlimited mileage warranty you would expect from any VEGE product.
VEGE offer two quality standards of DPF
The first, Cordierite is most commonly used and is found in our standard range of DPFs. It is a ceramic material with excellent filtration efficiency and thermal properties. The only drawback of cordierite is its relatively low melting point of 1200°C, and they have occasionally been known to melt during regeneration if the filter is extremely blocked – although these instances are very rare. Cordierite DPFs are commonly used in the aftermarket and in additive systems in conjunction with diesel oxidisation catalysts.
The second material is Silicon Carbide (SiC). This is found in our Premium range of DPFs and is a compound of silicon and carbon. It has a melting point of 2700°C so is extremely unlikely to melt during regeneration. It has to be made from small segments fixed together with special cement to enable it to cope with heat expansion. They also boast 99% filtration efficiency. They are commonly used in O.E and catalysing DPFs.
New to our range - Catalytic convertors / Cats
VEGE have recently launched a comprehensive range of Catalytic Convertors, our range is growing fast. The majority of our range is EU 103R Type Approved, and all come with a standard two-year guarantee with next day delivery in the UK.