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I've recently bought a 2006 9-5 TID Linear Sport Estate.
I've had a quick flick through the manual and the spec cert that came with the car, is there any way I can know for certain if there's a DPF without crawling underneath?
Honestly, it's really easy, unless you have a back complaint or you genuinely can't lay on a mat on the floor by the side of the vehicle, then you should easily be able to see the DPF underneath the car just forward of the centre silencer. It takes just a few seconds to look. That of course doesn't mean to say that if there is a DPF there, that someone hasn't had the thing gutted and welded up.
I'm sort of guessing here anyway, that because of the year, a DPF won't be fitted????
It may well of been an expensive option , to please the fleet buyers ,
But as Caddyman says get underneath it will be the first silencer you come across off the manifold / cat . image.jpegimage.jpeg
Picture for illustrate purpose
And here's one that's been knocked out to bug*#$y image.jpg
Thanks for your help Caddyman and lizzard-t apologies for the late reply, was waiting for the weekend to get the car off the road and underneath it.
My problem is not so much my back (or even my stomach ) as the fact I have no idea what I'm looking at. But you inspired me and with the help of a google search I think (hope) I'm DPF free.
First I followed advice given to me elsewhere and wiped my finger round her pipe. It was thick black. Then I got underneath. I don't think I saw a DPF. The bad news is the exhaust appears to be made entirely from rust!
I took a quick vid. Will add it here in a bit.
I may have spoken too soon. I had another look today and... basically I really have no idea what I'm looking at.
Apologies for being a big baby but if someone else could have a look and let me know I'd appreciate it (if you can see past the rust that is)...
If any contributors saw AOL news and one of the 'Daily's' last week there was an interesting article on Range Rover DPF's. Allegedly an Indian diplomat in London's West End purchased a new RR Vogue last year for £80K. Mainly the vehicle has only been used in Central London and has been beset with DPF issues.
By now I would have thought that any issues on the dreaded DPF would have been resolved, clearly not! The diplomat has graffitied his RR and parked it outside the Mayfair RR branch causing them a few issues. Needless to say as it is on diplomatic plates he has left on the double yellow lines (no fine there).
My 09 TiD (DPF) so far has never given me any issues!
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