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300 tdi dpf filter scrap value

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by rollin danny, Jun 13, 2015.

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  1. rollin danny

    rollin danny Well-Known Member

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    I've got rid of the cat [dpf filter] and put the Defender down pipe and complete new exhaust on the Disco. Just wondering if its worth taking the filter in for scrap? Anyone know what its made of?
     
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    Its worth something just not alot.
     
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    The cat must be worth weighing in; the travellers around here are always wanting them.
     
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    its not a cat though its simply a filter, sadly not much value in it, some but not much.
     
  5. rollin danny

    rollin danny Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I was reading an old post and someone had said it was worth £75!:eek: I thought that can't be right.
     
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    pretty sure it is a cat.. but you have to be reg'd nowadays to scrap stuff don't you?
     
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    Any problems over that part of the world with removing pollution control equipment and then trying to get through a roadworthy test, (your MOT?).
    In our city areas in Aus they are pretty hot on all that stuff, if it is fitted from new then it must remain and be functional.
     
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    D1s or 2s don't have a diesel particle filter. But if they did, as of February 2014, the annual MOT test includes inspection of the DPF. If a car was fitted with one when it was new, it must still be there.

    You may wish to look up the definition of a DPF.
     
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    rollin danny Well-Known Member

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    Well if they dont whats that thing on the exhaust that I have taken off both my Disco's just after the bend on the down pipe and its like honey comb inside?
     
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    Don't know I don't do diesels, but I believe its still a filter fitted to complied with diesel emissions regs in place at the time the D1 was built, but maybe not.

    If you believe u have a "PDF" you better keep ready to refit as it looks like all diesels vehicles will need one or get their usage restricted, much like what has happened in some towns cities already.

    My wife's 2013 Merc has a DPF and that's quite a lump, I believe there's lamp on the dash which illuminates when the thing requires 'regeneration' therefore removing any restrictions, unlike the disco Tdi which doesn't have that facility therefore clogs up... so they tell me. :D
     
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    rollin danny Well-Known Member

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    Yes you have to be reg'd for scrap but anyone can just fill in a form at scrapyard then all payment goes straight into your bank account .They are not allowed to give cash anymore.
     
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    If you weighed lot of cat pipes in then they will be worth alot but 1 or 2 wont be any more than 5 er easy.

    Thats why when cats get stolen off cars and vans there will be alot hit in same area so the trip is worth while.
     
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    I've had 2x D1 300tdi.
    Weighed in the CAT off both of them at EMR and got £62 a piece.
     
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    But they said they wern't worth anything.................so I chucked it :eek:
     
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    It's a debate I've seen many times on here.
    I'm just speaking from my experience and walking away £124 richer.
     
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    Took the cat out of my Disco 2 (And the wife's Tdi VW Golf) then the MOT regs changed and had to put them back, except I'd binned them so had to buy new ones!!! :mad:
    EGR removed as well, so far no issues.
     
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    Yes, that can be an expensive exercise I imagine, and that's why I asked the original question. Not too good to remove and dispose of stuff you may need to get the vehicle through a roadworthy, then have to buy new bits at spare parts pricing.
    We had an ML Merc a few years back and two front cats cracked open, (a common problem with those, along with a million other problems), and they are fitted with four from new, anyhow, when I got a quote to replace them, nearly fell over, about $1K each, so I took the road less financial and had them TIG weld repaired, the repair was so good the inspector couldn't see that they had even been touched.
    As long as he was happy so was I, not sure how effective they remained but passed the test ok.
     
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