We could have just done a 435d remap. But this stunning BMW 435d was booked into the workshop for our dpf solutions package and front mount intercooler fitting.

The diesel-powered 4-series is packing 313bhp and with all-wheel drive. The 435d is offered exclusively with BMW xDrive and with an auto box, making it a delight to drive. So how would a 435d remap change the car?

This car already pulls 313bhp in standard form so when the owner booked the car in for a fmic fitting along with an ADE Tuning dpf solution package deal, we knew good gains would be made.

The ADE Tuning package deal involves the dpf delete with dpf software, egr valve blank with egr software along with a custom remap. It is recommend for track and motor sport use. The dpf is a filter, its job is to capture and store soot particles produced during the engine combustion process from entering the atmosphere, then every so many miles the engine will enter a regeneration cycle which is supposed to clean the filter by burning the soot and turning it into ash. Inevitably every dpf is going to clog up at some point. This BMW 435d had issues with the dpf.

We can offer a 435d remap on its own but you won’t see these figures…

Now pulling 417bhp with 555ft/lb torque, this BMW 435d is an M3 eater 🤪😁


Another vehicle taking advantage of an ADE Tuning DPF Solution package deal.

This 3.0l BMW X5 had been struggling in limp mode for the last few months due to a choked up dpf filter. Using the ADE Tuning dpf solution package the car was taken out of limp mode and back to the original driving experience.

A clogged dpf filter can result in diesel soot backing up into the engine. This can cause damage to the VGT actuator, turbo, fuel injectors and EGR solenoid. Also, the un-burned fuel injected into the exhaust system can go into the crankcase contaminating the engine oil.

The owner also opted for a custom remap. So the car was taken over to the 4wd rolling road and custom remapped from 235bhp to 294bhp 😁

Do you have a diesel car with a clogged up dpf that won’t come out of limp mode?

Why not get in touch and see how the ADE Tuning dpf solution can help?



As with any filter, they ‘filter out’ or trap particles. In the case of the DPF it is the harmful diesel exhaust soot particles. This means they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. The DPF needs to be cleaned regularly and this is done through a process called regeneration. This can be done by either active, passive or forced regeneration. Basically the accumulated soot is burnt off at high temperature (around 600°c) leaving only a residue of ash. This is effectively renewing or regenerating the filter, ready to take on more pollution from the engine.

Why does my Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) block

Every vehicle type and engine combination can have differing reasons as to why the filter blocks. The rate of particulates generated by the engine, the quality of the fuel, quality of the oil, driving style, even the location of the DPF in the exhaust system can all contribute to the filter blocking or not regenerating fully.

Generally, the problems arise in around town stop/ start driving where the regeneration process might not complete. A warning light will appear or a message indicating the DPF is full displays on the dash. Continuing to drive in the same manner and the soot build up will increase until other warning lights illuminate and the vehicle will go into ‘limp’ mode, where driving speed is restricted.

And this is what had happened to the Vauxhall Insignia. No longer would the DPF regenerate even after a forced regenerate at all. As a result of this the car had gone that badly into limp mode that it had to be recovered to the workshop.

DPF Solution from ADE Tuning

With the DPF removed from the exhaust system it was clear to see how badly this filter was. It was absolutely caked in soot and this was the reason that the car had to gone in to limp mode. With the DPF no longer an issue the ecu of the Vauxhall Insignia was reprogrammed with our DPF solution software.

The car was rebuilt back up and an full oil and filter service performed. It is important to change the oil and the oil filter as a blocked DPF filter can cause diesel to end up in the oil.

It now drives like it should all thanks to ADE Tuning DPF Solution 🙂

Are you having issues with your DPF?

Get in touch with us to discuss a DPF Solution


Is this the most powerful Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo in the UK?

Monte Carlo is where the world’s most famous rally is held. And that’s the inspiration behind the top-of-the-range Monte Carlo trim offered on the  hatchback. The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is the most luxurious super mini that Skoda offers. Available only as a five-door hatchback the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is available with either the 1.2-litre TSI (85bhp or 104bhp) petrol or the 105bhp 1.6-litre diesel. It comes in a range of distinctive colours with the potential for a contrasting roof colour.

This Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo has been on quite the journey over the last few weeks.

The Monte Carlo had been fitted with a hybrid turbo, fmic, EGR blank. It arrived on a trailer needing a dpf delete down pipe fitting before we could custom remap it on the rolling road.

With pipe fitted and the car built back up it went over to the dyno for remapping.

Rolling Road Remap Time

The remapping process started and after a couple of hours it became clear that the hybrid turbo on the car wasn’t suited to the car. So off came the turbo. It was sent to the ADE Tuning turbo guru to have a look at. The report back was that the wheel inside the turbo was way to big and that was causing the power delivery to be laggy. This confirmed what we knew. The turbo was boosting late making peak torque and power at only 3k, which meant the car wasn’t making enough power.

New hybrid turbo delivered and this time built up to be stronger and flow correctly.

With it was fitted to the car the remapping process started again.

As with all our remaps we only map the car within a safe parameter. We always check how the car drives on the road too. With the Skoda Fabia Monte-Carlo reacting and pulling well on the road, we handed it back to the owner.

*DPF delete is only recommended for race and track cars


BMW 335D X-Drive Custom Remap with Supporting Modifications

The owner of this BMW 335d X-Drive was booked in for a custom remap. The owner had already modified the car by fitting hybrid turbo’s and a front mount intercooler. He had also removed the diesel particulate filter.

The already powerful twin turbocharged 3.0l v6 engine pulls 308bhp as a standard car, so we where excited to see what power this car could really make. As the BMW 335d X drive is 4wd we hired out the 4wd rolling road for the custom remap. With the car strapped down we carefully set about writing the custom remap. Writing the remap on the rolling road allows us to carefully monitor the fuelling, timing etc. until we reach a performance level that is within safe parameters for the car.

Rolling Road Results

With the modifications fitted and a custom remap we increased that power to 414bhp with 488ft/lb torque, which really makes this BMW 335d X-Drive a bit of a street sleeper. And with the car being 4wd it handles the power as though it was a standard car 😉

*DPF delete is only recommended for race and track cars