DPF additive fluid low

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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
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hello, 

I have CItreon c3 mk 2  2010 1.4 hdi Connection that belongs to my neice.

she recently got a message pop on her screen saying additive is low, about 3 days ago, car done I think  about 87k  on clock, I told her to park thecar up and not drive it  just  ase she blocks the dpf.

I had the car diagnosed by mobile diagnostic yesterday, he confirmed that addivitie was low at 18%.

Q. what I want to know is what type of fluid does my car need and how many liters I need of it. he said he'll come back to reset the the additive fluid once it's topped up





thanks
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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)
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hey guys quick update,:

I've removed the dpf/ fap additive pouch, Almost emptyt. Here's some photo, can i fill this or do I need to buy a new pouch.

ive seen YouTube video for ds3 with same fittings and looks like gthe same pouch and he used euro car part pat fluid universal yo fill the pouch up.
citroen c3 2010 1.4hdi connection trim.
citroen c3 2010 1.4hdi connection trim.
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Essa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:37 pm hey guys quick update,:

I've removed the dpf/ fap additive pouch, Almost emptyt. Here's some photo, can i fill this or do I need to buy a new pouch.

ive seen YouTube video for ds3 with same fittings and looks like gthe same pouch and he used euro car part pat fluid universal yo fill the pouch up.
DPF pouch nearly empty
DPF pouch nearly empty
Hi

Its like refilling the printer ink cartridges.

You need patience and good way to seal it up again after a refill, then clean up the mess.

It may just be better to get a new pouch and fit that, for speed to get the car running again quickly.

Keep the old pouch to refill it at your leisure and have it ready for the next time it runs out?


The euro car parts compatible 1litre DPF fluid (here) is £50. I don't know what a new full pouch would cost and knowing that may make the decision on the best way forward for you :lol:
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Makes it look easy to refill the FAP/DPF pouch 8-)




1 Litre JLM FAP/DPF refill fluid
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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)
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took few more photos,
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Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)
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this the video is the exact same setup as mine and he used filling pipe to fill the pouch no problems at all.


https://youtu.be/mwodBvz3GvQ

My Name: Essa

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Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)
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Citroen-Driver wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:47 pm
Essa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:37 pm hey guys quick update,:

I've removed the dpf/ fap additive pouch, Almost emptyt. Here's some photo, can i fill this or do I need to buy a new pouch.

ive seen YouTube video for ds3 with same fittings and looks like gthe same pouch and he used euro car part pat fluid universal yo fill the pouch up.20210705_175051.jpg
Hi

Its like refilling the printer ink cartridges.

You need patience and good way to seal it up again after a refill, then clean up the mess.

It may just be better to get a new pouch and fit that, for speed to get the car running again quickly.

Keep the old pouch to refill it at your leisure and have it ready for the next time it runs out?


The euro car parts compatible 1litre DPF fluid (here) is £50. I don't know what a new full pouch would cost and knowing that may make the decision on the best way forward for you :lol:
do the new pouch come with fluid already In them? there about 70 to 80 quid on ebay I think. yeah the addivitie fluid is £49.99.
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: ET3 16-valve (90 PS)
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Essa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:06 pm do the new pouch come with fluid already In them? there about 70 to 80 quid on ebay I think. yeah the addivitie fluid is £49.99.
Yes, Citroen supply full pouches with the correct fluid.

Citroen don't recommend refilling-them, they like to sell the full pouch.

Obviously there are aftermarket full pouches too (eBay), these are cheaper than the Citroen supplied part, but still full.
My Name: Essa

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Posts: 39
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 diesel (70 PS)
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Citroen-Driver wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Essa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:06 pm do the new pouch come with fluid already In them? there about 70 to 80 quid on ebay I think. yeah the addivitie fluid is £49.99.
Yes, Citroen supply full pouches with the correct fluid.

Citroen don't recommend refilling-them, they like to sell the full pouch.

Obviously there are aftermarket full pouches too (eBay), these are cheaper than the Citroen supplied part, but still full.
yeah I meant the ebays ones 😇 so I think that's cheapest option, if the pouch come pre filled I guess, going to probely get it end of week, but if I buy the bottles and filling tube I can pick it tomorrow for about £116 quid all in for 2 litre bottle and tube from Euro car part. she selling the car next year so 2 litres should be enough what you rekon if I go down the bottle route?
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Model: C3 Pluriel - with or without roof
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.6 (16v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 30000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: ET3 16-valve (90 PS)
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Essa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:50 pm she selling the car next year so 2 litres should be enough what you rekon if I go down the bottle route?
I would say go down the fill it yourself with the bottles if you think you can do it OK.

That way the car is back on the road sooner.

Ask someone else to hold the camera and record it for a youtube :D

Post the youtube and your experience here too, so it can help anyone else make the same decision as there will be many more diesel C3s popping up with empty eolys/DPF/FAP tanks soon.
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