If you are purchasing a RTS Stage 1 Remap, DPF removal is included in the cost. This product is for DPF removal only.
Australian emission standards for modern diesel vehicles require fitment of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the exhaust.
Standards aim to deliver a huge reduction in diesel particulate (soot) emissions however as owners are finding out, the technology is not without its problems, with DPF failure and replacement common and coming at a huge expense.
There are a multitude of reasons why a DPF can fail, including:
High mileage and compacted with fine soot
Failed sensors preventing DPF regeneration
Lack of additive in fuel (where fitted) causing incomplete burn off
Engine issues i.e. leaking injector, valve stem oil seals, worn piston rings
DPF unable to regenerate due to driving conditions i.e. stop start traffic
Poor performance tuning
Another risk presented by the DPF system is the high temperatures required in order to complete the regeneration. This can cause damage not only to the DPF itself and its surrounding areas, but also produces enough heat to start a fire if the vehicle is driven through or parked in long grass- a serious danger if the vehicle is used on a farming property, remote locations or 4wd tracks.
RTS provides a DPF delete service, reprogramming the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to effectively remove the DPF from the vehicle without any adverse effects such as check engine lights or limp mode. This not only eliminates the risk of expensive DPF issues, failure and high temperature outputs, but also provides gains in engine performance, better fuel economy, lower Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGTs) and eliminates the needs for AdBlue.
Some vehicles do require the total removal of the DPF and components and this will attract a further cost.
All remaps are performed in person by RTS and travel fees may apply for those customers outside of the Adelaide metro area.
Please note that your state or territory may have restrictions on vehicles with a modified anti pollution device being used on a public road.