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Keeping the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Clean


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Hi fellow Prado owners!

My Prado is nearly 10 years old (MY2013) and I'm only just now finding out about the DPF. Fortunately, I've never had an issue with it, but my dad just told me he had to have his DPF cleaned out (at great cost). He put it down to not having done much motorway driving in recent months so it wasn't cleaning itself.

Anyway, what I was wondering was what (if anything) do any of you do to ensure your DPF gets a proper regeneration. How long is necessary to travel at high speed and how often to keep the DPF soot build-up minimal? And do you force the engine to rev a bit higher?

I'm sure no-one at the dealership mentioned anything about DPFs when we bought the car... 🤔. No-one has ever mentioned it when we service the car either (always at the dealership).

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The answer to your question about DPF regeneration is in the following URL: https://mag.toyota.co.uk/toyota-dpf-regeneration/

Now I know that a diesel engine vehicle [which I have never owned] would be unsuitable for my short distance urban driving.

I think that your Dad's deisel will benefit from using a DPF cleaning product.


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Are you Sure its got a DPF ?  being a 2013!!! Who told you it has one?

You need to go to a Toyota Dealer and get someone Knowledgeable to point one out to you on a Prado with one equipped. and then look at yours as I'm pretty sure Toyota didnt introduce DPF's till 2015 to the meet Euro 5 emission specs.


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