Even though I did a lot of research before driving a diesel car for the first time, the mileage on the Berlingo accumulated too quickly, reaching 170,000 kilometers in no time.
The urea system has always been problematic, and during the warranty period, I frequently had to return to the workshop to clear the malfunction indicator light. However, after a while, the P20EE fault code would appear again.
I understand that the DPF and urea system problems have occurred after the warranty period. Dealing with DPF and urea-related issues has become a concern for you. It can be frustrating and expensive to address these problems frequently, especially if you have to deal with them every 3/6/9 kilometers. It might be worth considering alternative solutions or seeking professional advice to find a more cost-effective and lasting resolution to the urea-related problems you’re facing.
Carbon buildup is a common issue in every type of fuel-powered vehicle, and it can be particularly severe in diesel engines. Additionally, diesel engines also face the challenge of NOx emissions.
To monitor the vehicle’s condition more clearly, I continuously connect an OBD2 scanner to monitor the data.
Thinking back to the initial question – complete combustion.
Mixing oil and using premium fuel are both ways to improve the performance of the fuel, but what about the intake? Removing the air filter or replacing it with a high-flow air filter? These are not suitable options for someone like me who prefers an easier approach.
I like convenient and quick methods that allow for easy adjustments and can extend the life of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Additionally, there won’t be any unpleasant odors when there is no urea, and the NOx emissions can meet environmental regulations.
That’s great! I’m glad you found the “X Thruster” product! If you have any questions or need further information about the product, feel free to ask.
Balancing power and fuel efficiency is like finding a delicate balance. I adopt a moderate approach to driving by using a light foot on the accelerator, avoiding heavy acceleration whenever possible. I also rarely shut off the engine at idle and limit frequent starts and stops. Currently, my vehicle is in a state where the DPF and urea injection are on standby (the urea system is deactivated).
My experience with the X Thruster is:
1. The X Thruster indeed reduces exhaust acid odor.
2. The DPF regeneration time has been reduced from the original 30 minutes to 15 minutes with the XThruster, but the reason for the unchanged regeneration cycle is likely due to the Berlingo’s own control program.
3. Improved performance in climbing steep slopes and soft pedal response.
4. The NOx issue has been significantly improved, and the values are comparable to those of vehicles with a urea system.
Providing this information for fellow car enthusiasts as a reference.