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    dpf regen:

    hello.
    i read that the dpf regenerates itself every 500 or so miles.
    and that it does this if you keep the revs over 2000rpm, and stay at that speed. until the whole process is complete.
    you will know that the engine has gone into regen because the revs will rev higher, kind of like if u drop gear.
    now i was told that it does it every 500 or so miles.
    ive done way over 500 mils, and tried a number of times to get the car to do the dpf sef reg, with no luck.
    is there anything u need to specifically do, ie-am i missing anything ?
    help appreciated.
    p.s. my car is a 2005 530 d, msport.

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    has to be continously above 40-50mph for over 15 minutes for it to regen i think...if it starts to regen and fails cos you muff the regen criteria you only get so many chances before its a garage job and open wallet surgery..

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    dpf regen:

    If you're doing lots of high speed miles the exhaust system will be running hot enough for long enough that it may never need to manually enter a regen cycle i.e. it'll do it naturally as a function of circumstance.
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    Re: dpf regen:

    Quote Originally Posted by cforehead View Post
    If you're doing lots of high speed miles the exhaust system will be running hot enough for long enough that it may never need to manually enter a regen cycle i.e. it'll do it naturally as a function of circumstance.
    If I read right @cforehead both the exhaust & engine tone change slightly when natural regeneration is taking place?
    And to the OP a forced regen can be performed at the dealers or BMW specialists with the correct diagnostic equipment

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    dpf regen:

    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    If I read right @cforehead both the exhaust & engine tone change slightly when natural regeneration is taking place?
    And to the OP a forced regen can be performed at the dealers or BMW specialists with the correct diagnostic equipment

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    Maybe I'm thinking wrongly - might be that prolonged motorway driving doesn't cause enough soot for it to need a regen. But then it would still need to do one eventually I guess. Perhaps @e61_trouble can help?
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    dpf regen:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr 530 View Post
    hello.
    i read that the dpf regenerates itself every 500 or so miles.
    and that it does this if you keep the revs over 2000rpm, and stay at that speed. until the whole process is complete.
    you will know that the engine has gone into regen because the revs will rev higher, kind of like if u drop gear.
    now i was told that it does it every 500 or so miles.
    ive done way over 500 mils, and tried a number of times to get the car to do the dpf sef reg, with no luck.
    is there anything u need to specifically do, ie-am i missing anything ?
    help appreciated.
    p.s. my car is a 2005 530 d, msport.
    Same car dude .... Stop worrying. They do a regen passively and it isn't every 500 miles. My BMW techy always tell me to have at least 1/2 a tank of diesel in the tank (won't do a regen with less fuel) , and give the car a work out, when on the motorway. If your a passive driver, stick her into sports mode for 15 mins at 70mph every now and again.

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    let me try, first hand experience.
    1. half a tank rule - myth, my car goes through regen with quarter easily
    2. tone change- yes, no matter active or passive regen even on motorway, the exhaust flap will close to super heat the DPF
    3. 500 miles, nope, car ecu decides on readings from exhaust backpressure
    4. your glow plugs, I think if 3 or more GP are faulty regen wont happen (could be due to notoriously faulty GP controller)
    5. even when heavily clogged could be cleaned manually, loads of posts on the forums.
    6. cars DPF perhaps mapped out?
    7.car will only regen if temperature reaches above 75 degrees!
    8. for me, the regen in sport mode does not work, and neither on cruise control, but that need further investigation!
    9. when car need to regen it will do no matter what your driving conditions. my one started regen,then i got to the traffic, so car started to rev higher, obviously it has been using post injection to keep burning at higher temperatures. i dont think it can go through regen process when standing in the traffic. but it will try.
    I think that car will try to regen 15 times before it will flag the dash warning.

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    whatever happened to driving being an enjoyable pleasure instead of worrying about all this has it or hasn't it? ,did the engine note change or didn't it? regen bollox or when ya fuel pumps or turbo's made from cheese is gonna grenade...


    im glad i dont have to even think about anything under the bonnet at all period! cos theres nowt under there that goes wrong or expensive enough to piss me off..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dailydoggy View Post
    im glad i dont have to even think about anything under the bonnet at all period! cos theres nowt under there that goes wrong or expensive enough to piss me off..
    yes mate, you do not have to worry about it now, but as you have mentioned elsewhere you will be eventually changing your motor and newer cars are all stuffed with loads of electronic gizmos..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjojom View Post
    yes mate, you do not have to worry about it now, but as you have mentioned elsewhere you will be eventually changing your motor and newer cars are all stuffed with loads of electronic gizmos..

    i know its depressing...

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