BMW diesel particulate filters

My BMW 525 diesel ( 04/54 ) has now covered 73,000 miles mainly around town with occassional long runs and the service computer is showing 90,000 miles to a DPF change!

I mention this because, as a regular Telegraph reader, you advise against diesels for low mileage and town driving, and I have friends with DPF problems on other makes including Jaguar.

I suspect that BMW have solved the problem better than many other makes.
You might also be interested to see that Haynes Workshop Manual for this car recommends DPF replacement at 125,000 miles irrespective of age.

Asked on 29 April 2012 by T.B from Essex

Answered by Honest John
You are right. Very few complaints of DPF problems with BMWs.
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