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    Just as I was patting myself on the back for buying a new Euro 6 compliant petrol car, for greenness reasons and, er, maybe to avoid the ULEZ charges, it seems if it doesn't have a particulate filter it's probably still pumping out ultra fine particulates and might be dirtier in that respect than a modern diesel with a filter:

    https://www.greencarguide.co.uk/feat...te-filter-gpf/

    And I don't know how to find out if it has a filter or not. (Anyone know?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootabout View Post
    Just as I was patting myself on the back for buying a new Euro 6 compliant petrol car, for greenness reasons and, er, maybe to avoid the ULEZ charges, it seems if it doesn't have a particulate filter it's probably still pumping out ultra fine particulates and might be dirtier in that respect than a modern diesel with a filter:

    https://www.greencarguide.co.uk/feat...te-filter-gpf/



    And I don't know how to find out if it has a filter or not. (Anyone know?)
    My method is to ignore this sort of thing. Environment shmenvironment.

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    I did my bit. I cleaned my EGR (Y)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    My method is to ignore this sort of thing. Environment shmenvironment.
    Well I was running a Euro 3 diesel with no DPF until January this year, so I'm hardly in a position to lecture anyone. But having been incentivised to change car through a combination of an attractive scrappage deal and the new ULEZ, I'd hoped I'd bought the latest and greatest. Hey ho. No doubt I'll get over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1888 View Post
    I did my bit. I cleaned my EGR (Y)
    Has that got anything to do with cars, or is it some sort of unsavoury personal habit?

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    Just buy the car you want to drive around in.

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    I've got a dirty old van that costs a shitload less to run than these smartass things and still lets me drive free in the ULEZ (should i wish to go to That London, which I generally don't )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    I've got a dirty old van that costs a shitload less to run than these smartass things and still lets me drive free in the ULEZ (should i wish to go to That London, which I generally don't )
    If it's diesel, you'll have to pay from April 2019 - only Euro 6 allowed. If petrol, I assume it's Euro 4 and therefore would still be allowed.
    http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lez-ulez-comparison-table.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootabout View Post
    If it's diesel, you'll have to pay from April 2019 - only Euro 6 allowed. If petrol, I assume it's Euro 4 and therefore would still be allowed.
    http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lez-ulez-comparison-table.pdf
    Ah well, it's just as well I don't have any need or desire to drive into the smoke then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    I've got a dirty old van that costs a shitload less to run than these smartass things and still lets me drive free in the ULEZ (should i wish to go to That London, which I generally don't )
    I'm a dirty old man with an old Kawasaki that runs rich, has loads of valve overlap, an open breather and burns a bit of oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Ah well, it's just as well I don't have any need or desire to drive into the smoke then
    The biggie will be October 2021 when the zone's extended out to the North and South Circulars. If you want to pick up a cheap second-hand Euro 5 diesel, for use outside London, that will be the moment...

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