If you are mechanical enough to work on your vehicle, and confident enough to remove the DPF filter on your own, just courier it to us and we will clean it for you at minimal cost.
For those of you looking at this page, then we don’t need to explain to you what the DPF is or why you have to send it to someone to clean. We are not a garage or shop, we ONLY do DPF cleaning and so we only ever charge the cleaning fee and shipping.
Cost to replace a DPF filter?
Anywhere from $2000 up to $7000 +gst for a new unit.
Cost to clean a DPF filter?
BEFORE: We have a partially blocked DPF Filter after 50,000kms of city stop/start driving. If left uncleaned, it would continue to clog until the engine goes into emergency mode or worse, catches fire.
AFTER: The DPF is cleaned and ash removed from its core. Your vehicle will be able to perform its own regeneration as designed by the factory. If there are fault codes stored in its ECU, these will need to be cleared.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a DPF?
DPF stands for Diesel Particulate Filter. DPF units filter, capture and store toxic particulates being emitted from your car’s exhaust (exhaust soot).
DPF units became mandatory in 2009 when the Euro 5 exhaust emissions legislation was introduced. Aside being a legal requirement, DPF units protect the environment from harmful emissions.
A clean well maintained Diesel Particulate Filter will enable your engine to maintain optimum efficiency and performance levels.
With most vehicles the DPF warning light will illuminate to notify you that the unit is becoming blocked and requires regeneration. When conditions are met for regeneration, it will attempt to burn off the built up soot using either an active, or passive regeneration. If the regeneration is unable to occur or fails you may be treated to an additional warning light on your dash. This usually occurs when the DPF is blocked beyond the point at which a normal regeneration will clear it and indicates a garage visit is required.
How much will it cost?
Cleaning fee – $450 +gst for passenger vehicle.
- Blocked DPF is removed and delivered to us at DPF Cleaner
- On receipt of your DPF, the DPF is inspected for internal damage and pre-clean records taken
- A back-pressure test is carried out to check the blockage level
- The DPF is then placed into a sophisticated cleaning machine and has a deep clean and drying procedure to fully remove all the soot and ash
- A further back pressure test is carried out to confirm flow and success of the cleaning process
- The DPF is re-inspected with an endoscope and post-clean photographs taken
- The DPF can then be refitted and all DPF data reset on a scan tool
How long will it take?
There are only a few DPF cleaning shops in New Zealand, and in most cases a mechanic will need to remove the DPF and send it to the shop. This means that while the DPF clean itself will be completed in a day, you still need to factor in the time for the removal and install as well as the courier.
What vehicles do you support?
We can clean pretty much any DPF filter for passenger and commercial vehicles. If you have something special just get in touch.
Can't I just clean the DPF myself?
There’s a few do it yourself options out there but we wouldn’t recommend it.
Give us a call to have a yarn about your DPF filter, we’re happy to help.
Is it legal?
We’re only cleaning your diesel particulate filter, not removing it.
Removing a diesel particulte filter is illegal in New Zealand.