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Hey all, I've got a soot filter full warning on my 2013 v40 R-Design D3. After doing some reading, I've realised that this may be because I only do short journeys to and from work. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I can try to fix it and prevent it happening again?

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My suggestion would be to regularly say, once per month, giving it a 20+mile good blast along a stretch of motorway.
Also run the car on proper, now unfortunately expensive, Premium grade diesel and not cheap supermarket grade diesel..

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For a fix to get the light off, assuming all else is well she needs a decent stretch of clear road, ie motorway or dual carriageway, try to keep the revs up by using a lower gear than normal, that should allow the system to start a regen of the dpf filter. For prevention, I find a reason to use a distant b&q if theres no long journey planned! Keep her in 4th to keep the revs high and temperature high for a couple of junctions. re Fuels, as Alanr says avoid the cheap stuff. There was a study I read online on the soot released from various fuels, lowest were Esso then BP:)
 

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Thank you guys, I tried going for a motorway drive and I even used a dpf cleaner additive and it seems like I've got some power back but the warnings not gone.

I'm going to take it to a local company I found online to see if they can potentially clean it

 

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Sarah,
The warning light is generated by a fault code in the engine management system signifying excessive soot. Until the management code is erased by either a Volvo dealer or someone with an OBD11 hand tool the warning will stay on.
Once the warning light is on nothing you do will remove it until the internal engine fault code is erased!
If you can just get the code erased by someone and then take the car for a good long blast it just may do the trick without big expense.
In future, as I said in last message, occasional long drives plus using quality diesel is the way forward.

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Thank you guys, I tried going for a motorway drive and I even used a dpf cleaner additive and it seems like I've got some power back but the warnings not gone.

I'm going to take it to a local company I found online to see if they can potentially clean it

There are also a couple of good independant Volvo specialists in the Glasgow area: Voltech and D.S. Motors.
 
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