Diesel car owners in trouble in UK

New tough new emissions testing system for nearly 40 million diesel cars in UK will start in late May – threatening expensive bills for many diesel drivers .New diesel emission checks will be required to make sure vehicles meet “plate standards”. If they fail, the repair bill could run into thousands of pounds, which for some vehicles will be more than the car is worth. Most at risk are drivers of any diesel car from around 2006 onwards 

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Many garages have removed DPFs because they are expensive to replace when they fail. Now, if you drive Audi you have to replace diesel particulate filter every five years. But, if you have bloody Citroen or Ford, that is easily annual visit.  

 

 

 

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or sometimes the owner wanted to improve the car’s performance and removes filter. That should be punichable

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Bizarrely, older, often more polluting, diesel cars – those built before 2005-06 when DPFs were first introduced – will see no change, and will be emissions-tested as they are now.

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Could someone please tell me why being environmentally friendly is so expensive

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2 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Could someone please tell me why being environmentally friendly is so expensive

In DPF's case, it is coated with platinum

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5 minutes ago, Joanna said:

Could someone please tell me why being environmentally friendly is so expensive

bicycles are cheap

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Just now, Joanna said:

Brexit consequence?

same in rest of the Europe. Western part at least. In Italy for instance you can manage without DPF. But then again, in Italy drivers wear t shirts with a black diagonal line so it looks to the police they are wearing a seat belt.

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2 hours ago, Nigerian Price said:

New tough new emissions testing system for nearly 40 million diesel cars in UK will start in late May – threatening expensive bills for many diesel drivers .New diesel emission checks will be required to make sure vehicles meet “plate standards”. If they fail, the repair bill could run into thousands of pounds, which for some vehicles will be more than the car is worth. Most at risk are drivers of any diesel car from around 2006 onwards 

Dpf is a good idea in principle. It scrubs the solids from the exhaust output. But the filter is not replaceable and the whole filter has to be replaced for a lot of money. For many it clogs up and its turned out to be a bad idea. So many cant afford to buy a replacement at half the price of the cars current value.

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