How long will the DPF last on a Volvo C30?

I have always had petrol engine cars myself, but my dad has recently purchased a 2010 (60) plate Volvo C30 D2 (1.6 diesel engine, facelift model, R-Design) from a car supermarket. It has around 54,000 miles on the clock and looks and runs nicely. I am aware that the car has a DPF; however, I have read forums which state that an extra oil additive is added to the DPF in order for it to work properly at regular intervals. Forums also state that the DPF needs to be replaced at 75k miles, is this true? Or does this apply to the earlier Volvo 1.6 diesel engine?

Asked on 16 November 2016 by LukeTee

Answered by Honest John
This is a Ford 1.6TDCI engine. Not the greatest. Might have the PSA Eolys DPF regeneration system. Might simply have a coated DPF. Check with a Volvo dealer or a Volvo independent specialist. If Eolys, the reservoir can last anything from 20k miles to 50k miles before it needs replenishing.
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