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Musntgrumble

Hi guys ,

Don't post much but do enjoy reading the posts and have learned a lot from ll you guys !! Just a quick question what vehicle do you guys used for your rounds? Got my self a 2010 fiat Doblo Van but been told that diesel vans and cars for that matter don't like the stop starting especially if they have DPF (Diesel particulate filter) on them.

My van has now the engine light on and the DPF is clogged up, and been told by my mechanic that it is the wrong type of vehicle to do stop start driving.

 

So going to get it sorted then go for a petrol estate car I think

your thoughts please??

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Guest unit

I use a transit connect 53 plate T 200L

So far so good,fingers crossed.

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Musntgrumble

Think but not 100% sure you may be pre DPF unit :-)

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Adams0211

Transit Connect T230 LX90 58 plate. Only had it a few weeks.

 

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mark
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Tuffers
Hi guys ,

Don't post much but do enjoy reading the posts and have learned a lot from ll you guys !! Just a quick question what vehicle do you guys used for your rounds? Got my self a 2010 fiat Doblo Van but been told that diesel vans and cars for that matter don't like the stop starting especially if they have DPF (Diesel particulate filter) on them.

My van has now the engine light on and the DPF is clogged up, and been told by my mechanic that it is the wrong type of vehicle to do stop start driving.

 

So going to get it sorted then go for a petrol estate car I think

your thoughts please??

 

Do you know how to unclog it? The Fiat Doblo needs to have the DPF done about once a week. It does have its advantages as when you put it in neutral the engine stops to save fuel.

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Musntgrumble

Only learned about this DPF thing the last couple of days myself so all new to me so thought I'd mention it...God knows how much its going to cost to put right!!

 

So may look at a van that is pre DPF , good looking Van Adams exactly how I'd sign write mine good work !

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Musntgrumble
Do you know how to unclog it? The Fiat Doblo needs to have the DPF done about once a week. It does have its advantages as when you put it in neutral the engine stops to save fuel.

Afraid not you can put dpf in the fuel tank apparently then send for a blast for 20 mins down motorway but youtube this and lot say this is totally useless!!

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Musntgrumble
Is the DPF thing lit up on the dash? There is a way to clear it.

Normally your "Check engine" Light will come on then you need a code reader to identify the problem , This is what happened to me earlier today now found a local Garage that can unclog it but been recommended not to use a Van/ car with dpf in short stop start journeys .

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Tuffers
Normally your "Check engine" Light will come on then you need a code reader to identify the problem , This is what happened to me earlier today now found a local Garage that can unclog it but been recommended not to use a Van/ car with dpf in short stop start journeys .

 

Ahh right sounds a bit technical. Normally when the DPF light comes on you have to unclog it by turning ignition on so the dash lights come on, hold your feet down on the accelerator and brake pedals at the same time for about 10 seconds, the DPF light flashes and then you have to start engine. The engine runs at about 2000 revs for 5/10 minutes and the it's unclogged. Seems yours needs looking at mate.

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Musntgrumble

If Only it was that easy (although will try that) just google it Tuffers you will see it is quite technical and a specialist job with specialist equipment to unclog I'm told :-(

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Tuffers
If Only it was that easy (although will try that) just google it Tuffers you will see it is quite technical and a specialist job with specialist equipment to unclog I'm told :-(

 

Good luck :thumbsup:

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Cghwindowcleaning

I have a Vauxhall combo lwb,it has stop start on it.

All new vans have dpf filters to meet eu emissions.

These vans don't like short journeys so every now and again you need to take it for a blast and keep the revs high and you shouldn't have a problem I haven't with mine.

On most you can turn the stop/start off.

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Musntgrumble
I have a Vauxhall combo lwb,it has stop start on it.

All new vans have dpf filters to meet eu emissions.

These vans don't like short journeys so every now and again you need to take it for a blast and keep the revs high and you shouldn't have a problem I haven't with mine.

On most you can turn the stop/start off.

Totally agree with everything you have said rest assured when mine is put right will be doing the exact same thing cghwindowcleanin :-)

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Musntgrumble

Totally agree with everything you have said Cghwindowcleanin will do the exact same thing when mine has been sorted :-)

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Eviestevie

Get it mapped get a dpf delete and egr blank

The van will run much better and cleaner

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Beccy
ladders on a bike time I think !!

Always the best bet ;)

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SkulBlaker

My Astra hatch had just dipped it's MOT last week so had to get a new car (still need something practical for kids) so went out and bought this Vauxhall Insignia sports tourer. Boots big, seats fold flat and it's perfect for the amount of houses I have just now. Was looking at a Berlingo van with the 3 upfront seats but no way could I get the kids' car seats in.

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Carlos88

Vivaro 3 seats but bit big for me 12 months mot anyone wanna trade? I can add cash for the right van, full service history up tell last year

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Musntgrumble
Get it mapped get a dpf delete and egr blank

The van will run much better and cleaner

it is now illegal not to have DPF on any diesel car / van unless manufactured without them, the Egr is not really a problem as easy to get on and off to clean ;-)

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Musntgrumble

Petrol Bipper for me I think once moved this Van on :-)

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David K

Peugeot bipper 1,4 turbodiesel automatic , lovely and powerfull little micro-van for wfp , having 350l tank mounted and its never lacking engine-power :thumbsup: Bout 16-19 Km /L

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David K
I have a Vauxhall combo lwb,it has stop start on it.

All new vans have dpf filters to meet eu emissions.

These vans don't like short journeys so every now and again you need to take it for a blast and keep the revs high and you shouldn't have a problem I haven't with mine.

On most you can turn the stop/start off.

Yeah ! The first thing i do at start is Turn that feature OFF ! Hate it :mad:and frankly ... It cant be healthy for Any diesel engine ..

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rugbywolf
Hi guys ,

Don't post much but do enjoy reading the posts and have learned a lot from ll you guys !! Just a quick question what vehicle do you guys used for your rounds? Got my self a 2010 fiat Doblo Van but been told that diesel vans and cars for that matter don't like the stop starting especially if they have DPF (Diesel particulate filter) on them.

My van has now the engine light on and the DPF is clogged up, and been told by my mechanic that it is the wrong type of vehicle to do stop start driving.

 

So going to get it sorted then go for a petrol estate car I think

your thoughts please??

 

Got a Rolls Royce estate with gold ladders!

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Tuffers
Petrol Bipper for me I think once moved this Van on :)

 

Do not buy a Fiat Doblo petrol. Most sluggish van I have ever driven, in fact I'd say that they are down right dangerous as there is no acceleration what so ever!

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Duncs
Always the best bet ;)

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never seen beccy for a while

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Scots lad

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never seen beccy for a while

Because our weathers been great she be out grafting dunc

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