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Good morning everyone.
I've got the spanner light keep going on and off so rather than spend dealer money(I'm to tight) I bought a OP COM (what a great piece of kit, I would suggest you all invest in one £25-30 on ebay).
It say's the DPF sensor hose fault. I've heard of this before but didn't take much notice.
Any clues on how to deal with this would be very helpful.
I think it's a pipe that runs from the DPF to a sensor then back again.
I seem to remember someone suggesting it can be replaced with a piece of 8mm petrol pipe, is this correct and how easy is it.
Also, does anyone have a PDF version of the service/Haynes manual that I could buy a copy of, if so please PM me.
Many thanks
Mick


PS Did a forced regen on mine with the OP COM as well. It's like a new car.
OP COM is well worth the money
 

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Update for you.
The top pipe from the metal end to the sensor had blown it self apart.
I can only assume that the DPF had got a little too blocked and the pressure was to much for a weak bit of pipe.
I cut out the knackered peice and replaced it with a lengh of petrol pipe I had left over from my bike racing days.
It's now like new with no fault codes.

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Hi.....I work in a local garage and I've just done the 6th Zafira in as many months with this pipe broken. All we do is cut out the damaged pipe and put a piece of tubein-betweenthe two remaining dpf pipes and secure it with a couple of hose clips. works a treat. Access can be a bit tight though!
 

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Micky have you tried a DPF cleaner? This helps to keep the DPF clear in between servicing and if you do a lot of miles you may never need to regen.
 

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hi all,i am about to remove this pipe on mine and replace it with rubber fuel pipe but before fitting it i have purchased off ebay a length of "firesleeve" that i shall slide over the metal pipe first then fix the rubber hose on and slide the "firesleeve" over the rubber pipe, that way i shall never have to replace this pipe again, as the "firesleeve" will protect the rubber pipe from all the heat,bought off ebay from someone in sheffield called FOURBYFOURSUPPLIES, it is something like that but do not have at hand the paperwork.
 

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Hi there, mines 1.9cdti 8V 55plate.
Maybe I'm a numpty here but, I dont think I have any of those hoses. My car is driving me wild see other posts. Last thing I needed to check was these pipes on the DPF.
I was underneath the car yesterday and couldn't see any at all.
Ok, so from the underneath after engine undercover (with the hatch for the oil plug) the first box you can see is maybe 12-14" long immediately afterwards there was another box about 36" long, the exhaust disappears towards the rear box before the bumper.
So: the first box 12-14" I took as the DPF, this had no pipe disappearing anywhere. I could feel all around box but no pipes "mmmmm" strange. Could it be this is a very early box before the sensors were fitted? The second long box I believe is a traditional box I checked for pipes but again no pipes coming off, so I'm confused.
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Give me your VIN, I'll decode it for you. You'll know exactly what is on your bus.

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theaceface said:
Hi.....I work in a local garage and I've just done the 6th Zafira in as many months with this pipe broken. All we do is cut out the damaged pipe and put a piece of tubein-betweenthe two remaining dpf pipes and secure it with a couple of hose clips. works a treat. Access can be a bit tight though!
Hi can you tell me the diameter and length of tube needed for this.

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