Diesel for short journeys?!?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by littleg78, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. littleg78

    littleg78 Paid Member

    2012 Renault Clio RS 200
    Currently using my RS200 to run to and from train station every day, and although it's a fun 1.2 miles each way, the large doors and recaro seats combination makes it a pain to get in and out in tight parking spaces - I'm becoming quite the contortionist.

    My other car is a 3.0 diesel, and far more comfortable, so mulling over using it for the station run. I'm aware that short journeys kill DPF's, but wondering if a couple of hours on the motorway every two weeks would be enough to keep it healthy?

    If anyone has any expertise or experience to share I'd appreciate the input before I do myself a serious injury!
  2. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

    North East England
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    You’re right that the dpf might get blocked but I think it’s more low load driving that blocks them. A motorway journey should let it re-gen, if it doesn’t and you end up getting a warning light it the car runs bad keep it in a lower gear the next time your on the motorway and it should re-gen, 4th gear for 20 minutes or so.
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