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Are the servicing requirements different for vehicles with DPFs?

No, the servicing requirements are the same as for cars without DPFs. The only additional component that would need replacement is the DPF itself. However, the life expectancy of a DPF is around 100,000 miles, which is similar to that of a petrol catalyst or exhaust silencer.

The car's DPF will be adversely affected by:

Incorrect servicing

The use of oil that doesn't meet the required specification (VW507 00)

The use of poor?quality fuel

The use of fuel that has a high percentage of bio?diesel and doesn't meet the required specification (ie EN590 [standard forecourt diesel], which can contain up to seven per cent bio?fuel).

These conditions can all cause premature blockages and/or failure of the DPF and other engine components.

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