Saturday, February 01, 2014

Too Late!

The car is broken. Went over a large stone in the road at over 50 mph (saw it too late). The front wheel kicked it up enough that it hit the underside of the car, shattering the plastic undershield and smashing the sump that holds the bag containing the fuel borne catalyst for the diesel particulate filter. The DPF oil quickly drained out of the punctured bag, spraying all over the back of the car.

The plastic bits will cost around £75 to replace and the catalyst itself is £114 + VAT so we're looking at a total bill over £250 if labour is included.

DPF technology is quite interesting, and I've been boring everybody about it, but it's a rather extreme solution to increasingly stringent anti-emission laws.