How should I ensure I don't have any DPF problems with a KIA Cee'd diesel?
I am thinking of buying a 2012 KIA Cee'd 1, 1.6 diesel manual. My mileage is approx 8000 - 10,000 miles per year, roughly 50/50 short journeys and motorway. I have been told if once a week I do 50-60 mph for 30 minutes this will avoid problems with the particulate filter. Do you think this is correct?
Yes. The DPF needs constant speed, as on a motorway, to regenerate. Just avoid more than two consecutive short runs from cold starts. That's what creates the soot and doesn't give the DPF a chance to burn it off. That said, I have yet to hear of DPF problems with Hyundai/KIA’s 1.6 or 1.7CRDI engines.
Answered by Honest John on