Since 2000 many European passenger car manufacturers have used Diesel Particulate Filters on their diesel vehicles and this has since become mandatory by law. Many manufacturers opted to use additives known as Fuel Borne Catalysts to aid the operation of these filters. A Fuel Borne Catalyst is a fuel additive that contains metallic catalysts to aid DPF regeneration and reduce emissions. The additive is contained in a small tank or bag on the vehicle and is automatically dosed into the main fuel tank. When the additive runs out it needs to be replenished to ensure the DPF operates correctly.
PatFluid® lowers the combustion temperature of soot trapped in the filter so that it can be burnt off at temperatures seen during normal driving conditions; this allows for trouble-free vehicle operation – with rapid and complete DPF regenerations.
PatFluid® is for use on diesel vehicles with DPFs & on-board dosing systems by: Peugeot, Citroen, Ford, Volvo, Fiat, Mazda, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat, Toyota, Lancia and Mini.
PatFluid® Features & Benefits:
- Universal alternative DPF additive to refill passenger car on-board dosing systems
- UK aftermarket product of choice for over ten years
- Cost-effective & highly reliable
- Available in 1 & 5 litre containers
- Transfer kit available to refill the on-board tank
- No requirement to drain on-board tank before refilling;
- Compatibility with original equipment additives tested
Easy-to-Use Universal Transfer Kit
To refill the vehicle’s additive tank a kit with connectors is required. We supply our PatFluid® Transfer Kit to refill all vehicle makes/models with on-board FBC dosing tank units and bag-type reservoirs. Dependent on vehicle make/model, the tank or bag typically requires refilling one to three times during the vehicle’s life and the reservoirs vary from between one litre to five litres in capacity. Bag-type reservoirs are located in a housing and are easy to remove for filling. Tank reservoirs are readily accessed close to the fuel tank. After refilling the tank or bag, the vehicle may need to have confirmation the additive has been refilled and to have any related fault codes reset. To do this the ECU must be accessed with the correct equipment/software.
PatFluid Transfer Kit
Gravity refilling PatFluid into a tank on vehicle
Removal of bag from housing to be refilled
When removed the bag can then be filled using the Transfer Kit from a one litre bottle of PatFluid, but only if the bag is in good condition, care must be taken to ensure it is not damaged.