LOOKING FOR DPF REFILL FLUIDS?
GCG Turbochargers warns: don’t choose cheap
GCG Turbochargers is the Australian and New Zealand distributor of the JLM Lubricants’ product range.
The company, together with Darren Darling, the founder of the Independent DPF Doctor Network – which is growing rapidly in Australia after a successful launch in 2022 – are teaming up to warn against the pit falls of cheap DPF refill fluids.
They say that research has shown that to save money, some Aussie motorists are using “cheap as chips” DPF Refill Fluids.
However, Darren outlines that it is proving to be a false economy, storing up major problems for the DPF.
“We’ve seen an increase in problems caused by inferior quality DPF fluids due to little or no active ingredients,” Darren said.
“By data logging cars during regeneration, we’ve noticed abnormal behaviour.
“DPF Additive Fluid is a Fuel Borne Catalyst used on numerous vehicles including Peugeot, Citroen, Toyota, VW, Fiat, Mini, Jaguar, Mazda, Ford, and Volvo to lower the burn temperature of soot in the exhaust.
“In turn this reduces the timescale necessary for a successful DPF regeneration.
“Without the correct amount of active ingredients (FBC) in the DPF Fluid, the DPF system cannot function correctly.
“This leads to premature blocking of the DPF, increased MPG, and in some cases, a damaged DPF.
“As DPF specialists, we only use products that either meet or exceed OE specifications.
“JLM Lubricants’ DPF Refill Fluid is the only product that makes it into our workshop.”
“The market is flooded with cheap DPF Refill Fluid products which upon independent third-party testing demonstrate that the active ingredients are in such a small quantity they do nothing to aid the regeneration of the DPF,” JLM Chief Executive Officer, Gilbert Groot, said.
“In fact, long term use of these products can cause the DPF to become damaged beyond repair.
“They con the mechanic and the motorist into believing they’ve done the right thing topping up with them.
“The JLM Lubricants DPF Refill Fluid contains the highest percentage possible of active ingredients.”