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Mike, Subaru Mechanic
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Hi, I have been having DPF problems on my 50,000 mile 2010

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Hi, I have been having DPF problems on my 50,000 mile 2010 outback. I mainly do long journeys with lots of motorway mileage. The car has been back 5 times in the last year for forced regenerations and has had the latest software update. It has been dealer serviced from new. The dealer is a long round trip - can I trigger a regen myself?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
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My name is MIKE - Im happy to help / advise you on this...

You can in strict answer to your question yes -- this is done by driving the car at a speed not below 60 mph for a period of 5-6 4th gear. This kicks the regeneration process in to action. Its not the same as having the system fully serviced - but I assume thats been done...

Some people when having continual problems with the Dpf systems resort to having them removed - this is quite common these days - let me know if you need any more info on that , but that is the way to get the system to regenerate / clean as above..

Let me know if you need anything more on this at all -

Meantime -- Please click on the OK rating to Excellent ratings service for me now, Thank you for that... and you can get back to me anytime if you need / wish..

Best Rgds, MIKE.

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