What vehicle do you guys use?

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  1. Musntgrumble

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    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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  2. unit

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    I use a transit connect 53 plate T 200L
    So far so good,fingers crossed.
     
  3. Musntgrumble

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    Think but not 100% sure you may be pre DPF unit :)
     
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    Transit Connect T230 LX90 58 plate. Only had it a few weeks.

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    red car.png this would be ideal on a bungalow round
     
  6. Tuffers

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    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.
     
  7. Musntgrumble

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

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    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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