New diesel particulate filter gun from Launch UK

Launch UK has added a brand new diesel particulate filter (DPF) gun to its extensive range of diagnostic equipment, and is hoping to raise awareness to the importance of maintaining and cleaning a DPF.

With DPFs a topical subject at present due to the rising issues surrounding diesel engine emissions, Launch is keen to offer motorists a cost-effective solution and prevent them from falling foul of the law when their vehicle’s DPF warning light appears.

The Launch DPF cleaning tool will treat a vehicle’s DPF with a unique cleaning liquid, actively dissolving the soot and carbon content inside the filter.

Unlike other DPF cleaning procedures, the Launch DPF tool can be applied directly to a vehicle’s DPF without removal or other unnecessary work.

Dave Richards said: “We’ve introduced our new DPF gun to provide motorists with an easy and safe solution to a growing problem. More often than not we are seeing motorists resort to removing the DPF to avoid any further hassle when the DPF light shows. However, this is illegal and will result in the car failing its MOT if the filter was fitted as standard.”

The Launch DPF tool has many benefits including increased engine performance, reduction of smoke from the exhaust, increased fuel economy, a reduction in exhaust noise and, a free flowing DPF, which decreases warning light instances.

Launch has also introduced a point of sale poster informing motorists of critical information surrounding DPFs and potential treatment to resolve any issues, helping to keep them in line with the law, as well as making them aware of the tool’s core benefits.

Chris James July 4, 2017
The Car Manufacturers could also help by fitting lights to dashboards which indicate when a regeneration is taking place, thus the motorist can continue driving until it has completed, rather than turning off the engine mid regeneration, and risking such problems such as oil dilution and eventual blocking of the DPF. Several years after DPF's became mandatory, very few manufacturers are actively fitting such Regeneration lights, which in full production would probably only cost a few pounds, in return for saving hundreds on a DPF clean, or thousands on a DPF replacement. Which makes you wonder why they don't!.
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