Blocked DPF removed and cleaned DIY Nissan Qashqai
All right guys, so i’ve got this issue with my car. It’S uh nissan cash. Car 2011 1.5 diesel got a red engine management light on. So what i’m going to do is uh just try to get a code for that see why that is go ahead and plug that in like so and then we just turn the ignition on just the ignition like solve.
So, let’s see there, you go diesel, particulate filter, restriction, ash accumulation, so we’ve had this issue before around two years ago. Almost exactly to this day we had the same symptoms and it turned out to be the dpf and we had it cleaned professionally. For around 250 pounds and um, it just happened again. So the issue is this: car literally does no motorway mileage, so it’s bound to get clogged up because it doesn’t accumulate enough heat to burn off all the ash. So it just comes out the back.
It just gets stuck in there, so i’m not looking to spend another 250 pounds to get this cleaned. I’M going to try and do it myself this time, bro all right, so i’m hoping that should be enough clearance to get underneath the car and try and remove the dpf all right guys. So here i am underneath the car and i’m going to try to show you so here’s the dpf starts from around here and it goes on all the way down there. So let’s go and have a look. So we’ve got two bolts here.
I can see. There’S a little gasket in between and then i don’t think, there’s anything else connecting it until over. Here i’ve got this little bit here. This just slides in we’ve got okay, so that will come off over here. This sensor and the other bolts are right about here.
So there and there it’s a 10 mil, so i’m gon na go ahead and try to remove that and those are tight. Maybe i might need a ball. Nope got it. That was pretty tight, okay, a couple of turns the other one. Now, let’s get stuck over here and there’s only like an inch over here – okay, but that’s not too tight at all, that’s already loose turning one tooth at a time literally, okay, i could probably it’s probably loose enough to get a ratchet spider in there now i’ll.
Try and do the rest of the ratchet, let’s so that’s loose and the gasket’s just hanging off so i’ll, leave that for now let’s go to the uh back end now these are 16 mil [ Music ] try to take this plug off [ Music ]. Yes, thank you very much. I appreciate it yeah yeah. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
Thank you there. You have it guys, it’s all off, oh god, so i’m just gon na try and have a look inside the dps see how it’s looking inside from the inlet. Let’S look at the other side, i’m not from the exit. It doesn’t really doesn’t. Look that bad from the exit looks pretty clean, so it’s probably from the other end.
It’S clogged up, oh guys, so i’ve decided i’m going to use the cleaning solution in this end and get it out the other end, rather than forcing all the dirt out of the clean end. So what i’ve done is i’ve blocked this bit off with just a plastic cup that fits into that hole nicely and i’ve tied it all together with some zip ties. Hopefully, when i pour in the cleaning solution, i want to leave it in here for a while for a good few hours and hopefully it doesn’t leak out from this end. So here’s the final setup. I’Ve got it all secured on the chair.
It’S almost upright and i’ve taken the center out and uh shoved a rubber glove in there, as per the official instructions on the bottle. I’Ve uh blocked off that little pipe as well, so we’re ready to start filling it with the solution all right. So this is what i’m planning to use. It’S winds off. Car dpf, cleaner, removes ash deposits from all types of blocked, dpfs professional formula.
So it’s mila. Let’S see how it goes. So that’s the top. It’S all formed up. It’S kind of holding up, there’s some leakage.
Some black soap coming out of there, so what i’m gon na do is i’m gon na leave it here. Let it soak for a good few hours, every uh once in a while i’ll, come and give it a little shake like. I did earlier all right. So it’s been a while i’m gon na try and give it a little shake up, see what happens. Hopefully, that should dislodge some of the uh, the ash and the soap.
So i’m just giving you another shake up and what i’m gon na do is i’m gon na release the fluid now [ Music ] all right, so what i’m going to do now is just um. Stick a hose pipe in there and just let the water come out until it starts coming out clear, so i’ve plugged the hose pipe at the top over there. Just gon na go ahead and release the water see what comes out now, we’ll leave it like that, and it’s already starting to clear up a little bit as you can see. So i’m going to leave this running for as long as it takes until we’ve got crystal clear water coming out there moving it all comes up so that that’s looking very clear, so we’ll get our little mug and look it’s really not that clear still got a Lot of dirt coming out some nasty nasty stuff – oh guys, so i’m just going to shoot a bit of a compressed air down there i’ll just leave it like that for a little while keeps them coming now guys. So this is what the uh inside of the dirty end is looking.
The other side is looking exactly the same, nothing to see much uh, oh guys, so it’s all back on. I’M gon na go and start the car up. Let’S see how it goes well guys. So i’ve got the car on the motorway doing about 60 miles an hour 3000 rpm. I’Ve been driving like this for about 20 minutes on fourth gear and uh.
The emr light has gone off alhamdulillah, so there you have it guys. I think we’re done lights not coming back on looking all good. So if you did like this video, please do share it and like the video and please don’t forget to subscribe, i really appreciate that peace.