Why is it so important to find the right DPF replacement for your vehicle? And what’s the difference between our replacement DPF and a standard aftermarket DPF? It’s all down to innovative technology and materials…
Across the globe, diesel technology has advanced, and diesel vehicles have become increasingly popular due to the better fuel economy of a diesel engine compared to a petrol vehicle. The only downside is the high level of NOx and particulate emissions when compared to petrol vehicles. In response to this issue, the Euro Emissions Standards were tightened. Nowadays, to meet ‘green’ guidelines, manufacturers have created various technologies including the ‘Start/Stop’ function and the diesel particulate filter of DPFs (FAPs).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR DPF REPLACEMENTAND AN AFTERMARKET DPF?
The high-quality DPF replacement we supply at the DPF Clean Team is made using silicon carbide instead of cordierite (used to produce standard after-market DPFs). Silicon carbide (SiC) is a compound made of Silicon and Carbide (also known as Carborundum). SiC is widely used where heat or strength endurance is required. When it’s mass produced as a pouder, it can be bonded together using a heat to form a ceramic. Due to it’s low production cost, SiC can be used to produce sealants, car brakes and clutches, and it has a wide range of uses in engineering and machinery. It can even be used in nuclear power stations for structural supports.
WHAT MAKES SIC SO EFFECTIVE IN OUR DPF REPLACEMENT?
Due to its very high melting point of 2700°C, SiC is unlikely to melt during regeneration. Produced using small segments fixed together with special cement, our DPF replacement is able to cope with heat expansion. What’s more, with 99% filtration efficiency, it can be used in catalysing DPFs and O.E.parts.
Other benefits include: