2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#1 by RooMac , Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi folks

Bought myself a 2014 L200 last week, (after trading in the 2011) from a dealer down south, and unfortunately the flashing dpf light has come on the dash - noticed before this that the oil level was high and assumed it was over enthusiastic servicing... But when the dpf light came on, the penny dropped....

Local garage can't see it until Friday, so if I change the oil and filter, would it be okay to run it until then, when they will hopefully just need to do the regen to sort it out....?

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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#2 by krutly , Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:48 pm

@Nick might be able to clarify but I believe when the level gets to the 'X' on the dipstick then the oil needs to be dropped and changed as it's been contaminated with diesel after failed re-gen cycle(s)
having read about this in the past I deliberately avoided anything newer than 2011 (with a DPF) when I got my truck as the vast majority of my journeys are short ones so would just be a matter of time before I experienced the problem you've got now


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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#3 by ronniecabers , Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Krutly is correct , the higher oil level will be due to failed for regens , definitely change the oil , as it's now diluted with diesel ( great idea dpfs eh? ) as you could run a small risk of it ' running away ' due to the high levels. Take the truck for a good run , couple of miles at a constant 50/60 and you may be able to force a regen


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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#4 by RooMac , Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:15 pm

Cheers guys - I'd tried to force the regen but even a long journey at 50/60/70 didn't make the light go out - handbook says if it flashes to take it to dealers to check codes etc,whereas if it comes on solid you are to try running it long distance to see if it clears - will change oil just now anyway


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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#5 by Nick , Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Unless the oil level is reduced to the Max level the truck will not Regen

Get the engine hot, needs running in 4th for about 30 mins at 50mph


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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#6 by RooMac , Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:08 pm

Cheers nick - I had it out for a few long runs, after I had changed the oil but still no change with the flashy light... Put it into the garage and they cleared it.

Will need to keep an eye on it....


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RE: 2014 dpf..... 🤦‍♂️

#7 by Nick , Today 8:09 am

This is why I sold my 2013 Barbi, I only do 3 miles to work and 3 back.
The oil level was constantly going up every week, biggest mistake was getting a truck with a DPF.


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