When do you need to remove the particulate filter, and what is the spare part itself?
In Russia, however, as in the whole world, forThe last few years, diesel cars have become very popular. And the demand is actual not only for off-road cars, but also for urban run-of-the-mill cars, working on diesel fuel. The advantages of such motors can be listed for a long time - this is a lower fuel consumption, and greater productivity, and a high level of reliability. However, despite this, this type of powerplant has its drawbacks.
Among them, a major drawback is the removala diesel particulate filter, which is simply clogged because of the poor quality of the diesel. In this article, we will look at what this device is and when it is best to replace it.
The particulate filter is an irreplaceablea technical device in all modern diesel cars, which cleans exhaust gases from dirty particles. Since 2004 on all machines that comply with the environmental standard EURO-4, the supply of the exhaust system by this device is mandatory. In general, in its design, this part is a kind of ceramic matrix, which is protected by a steel metal casing. Due to the small cross-section, this matrix allows you to effectively clean out the exhausts and trap as much of the soot as possible so that it does not get into the environment.
When to produceparticulate filter removal?
As practice shows, every 50-100 thousandkilometers on diesel vehicles must be this filter. This mileage is specified for Russian operating conditions, while Germans and Frenchmen are asked this question at least 1.5-2 times less often. By the way, you can not neglect the removal and replacement of this part, because the problems with the catalyst (it can simply burn) begin or with the EGR valve, which at any second is able to fail.
In general, the most suitable season in which followsto remove the particulate filter - this is spring, or rather May. It is during this period that the atmosphere significantly changes its composition to less polluted.
Signs of what to doparticulate filter removal
"Renault" and many other European brands canlose power when you turn on the 3-4th gear. Japanese cars easily notice a white patch on candles. It can also be found that the combustion of fuel in the combustion chamber creates a lack of oxygen. Best of all, of course, do not wait for such signs, and independently check the state of the filter. Determine the degree of contamination is very easy. To do this, remove this part and look at the level of its light transmission. If the walls are so polluted that no rays pass through them, this means that the removal of the particulate filter must be carried out urgently.
If you are not confident in your abilities and are afraiddamage the car, you can implement the same process in the workshop. Removing the soot filter in Moscow, for example, costs about 8-15 thousand rubles. Therefore many motorists make cleaning and replacement of this part in garage conditions. It's quick and economical.