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'Thousands' driving without crucial diesel filters
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'Thousands' driving without crucial diesel filters

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41761864
 
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On another forum for Mercedes cars, there are many who have deleted both the Cat and the Dpf. I have been tempted because of the benefits, but so far I've resisted.

I hate the Dpf system, but the law is the law. Looks like we're stuck with this bit of engineering bodgery - until there is more widespread use of Adblue, or other fuels.

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With my low milage my next vehicle will have to be a petrol which is a shame as ive always had diesel vehicles even before they were fashionable.

I just prefer the way they drive for the average vehicle, i do have a petrol motorcycle but that a different matter lol.
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(29-10-2017, 05:40 PM)polar Wrote:  With my low milage my next vehicle will have to be a petrol which is a shame as ive always had diesel vehicles even before they were fashionable.

I just prefer the way they drive for the average vehicle, i do have a petrol motorcycle but that a different matter lol.
I only do 6,000 miles a year but most of that is 100 mile+trips,so I get away with it.I buy diesel for the torque & flexibility.The economy is a nice bonus.
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(29-10-2017, 07:52 PM)ron Wrote:  
(29-10-2017, 05:40 PM)polar Wrote:  With my low milage my next vehicle will have to be a petrol which is a shame as ive always had diesel vehicles even before they were fashionable.

I just prefer the way they drive for the average vehicle, i do have a petrol motorcycle but that a different matter lol.
I only do 6,000 miles a year but most of that is 100 mile+trips,so I get away with it.I buy diesel for the torque & flexibility.The economy is a nice bonus.


Spot on Ron its the torque= low down grunt that makes driving them such a pleasure, they are also less lumpy than petrols especially when cold. My milage has changed over the last two years from 20k a year to 4k a year, i had a couple of vehicles but the big van had to go so i kept the Berlingo, sadly my last diesel
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i'll be considering petrol for my next van - i do about 30k a year and tend to chop my wagons in at 100k. It'll be a choice between the blue hdi bingo or puretec petrol i would think
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Isn't it funny how the public are now steering themselves towards petrol engines as a much cleaner alternative, yet a few years ago we were all being steered towards diesel as it was much cleaner and better for the environment, it seems like all of a sudden we have forgotten that petrol engines are also very polluting. 

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(30-10-2017, 10:18 AM)jj9 Wrote:  Isn't it funny how the public are now steering themselves towards petrol engines as a much cleaner alternative, yet a few years ago we were all being steered towards diesel as it was much cleaner and better for the environment, it seems like all of a sudden we have forgotten that petrol engines are also very polluting. 

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Spot on JJ but because they have been forgotten (no one is bullying the petrol) they have less emissions nonsense fitted on them to go wrong. Give it 5 to 10 years and the bullies will chose a new subject to pick on with their lies and i best it will be the petrol.

Now who wants to start on particulates from tyres and brakes - or it that too much for their narrow minded bullying.
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(30-10-2017, 12:42 PM)polar Wrote:  
(30-10-2017, 10:18 AM)jj9 Wrote:  Isn't it funny how the public are now steering themselves towards petrol engines as a much cleaner alternative, yet a few years ago we were all being steered towards diesel as it was much cleaner and better for the environment, it seems like all of a sudden we have forgotten that petrol engines are also very polluting. 

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Spot on JJ but because they have been forgotten (no one is bullying the petrol) they have less emissions nonsense fitted on them to go wrong. Give it 5 to 10 years and the bullies will chose a new subject to pick on with their lies and i best it will be the petrol.

Now who wants to start on particulates from tyres and brakes - or it that too much for their narrow minded bullying.

Both petrol and diesel have very similar measures to go wrong, only difference being dpfs, some petrols even have dual mass’s fitted...
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I'm only considering the petrol option purely for the possible bans and tax hikes on the horizon - with 74mpg from the 1.6 blue hdi engine, that would be my choice all day long
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