#Remove the Particulate Filter - XPF Emulator

26 / December 2023
Remove the Particulate Filter - XPF Emulator

Seletron Performance

How to Remove the Particulate Filter Without Triggering the Engine Control Unit (ECU) Error


The answer is the XPF Emulator. Now we'll explain how it works; it represents an intelligent electronic device designed to allow the installation of a sports exhaust on cars equipped with OPF (Otto Particulate Filters) or GPF (Gasoline Particulate Filters). The XPF Emulator operates by connecting to the car's stock exhaust system sensors through a dedicated wiring harness. This ingenious emulator sends precise reference signals to the electronic control unit (ECU), simulating the perfect operation of the particulate filter itself. The result? The ability to remove the OPF-GPF particulate filter without triggering unwanted warnings or anomalies in the system.


Removing the Particulate Filter for Increased Sound


If you want a more powerful and customized sound from your sports exhaust system without dealing with complex electronic modifications that could prove impractical, the XPF Emulator offers an advanced and affordable solution for mechanics, tuners, and even for you if you have good manual skills and are a DIY enthusiast. Available for a wide range of car models, this emulator serves as a convenient and accessible alternative to enhance your driving experience through the implementation of a sports exhaust. With XPF Emulator, you can achieve a more engaging and sporty sound for your car.


Removing the Particulate Filter Without Engine Warning Lights


With this kit, you can eliminate the particulate filter without triggering warning lights or diagnostic system issues. Its connection to the engine sensors allows precise simulation of the correct operation of the particulate filters. Whether you own a sports sedan, an SUV, or a coupe, the emulator offers the advantages of easy installation for your exhaust system. Installing the XPF Emulator is a breeze thanks to the original connectors, and its configuration allows for easy return to the vehicle's original settings when needed. Without requiring permanent modifications to the vehicle's ECU, the XPF Emulator is a practical, cost-effective, and completely reversible solution.


Removing the Particulate Filter for Reduced Backpressure


The backpressure in an automotive engine's exhaust is a crucial phenomenon that impacts performance and vehicle efficiency. It occurs when exhaust gases, supposed to flow freely through the exhaust system, encounter excessive resistance or counter pressure. One of the main causes of backpressure is the accumulation of debris or obstructions in the exhaust system, such as clogged catalytic converters or damaged mufflers.


These obstacles create resistance to the flow of exhaust gases, generating an increase in pressure inside the system. Even a perfectly functioning particulate filter introduces unfavourable backpressure to the release of performance in turbodiesel or turbo-petrol engines. High backpressure can have several negative effects on vehicle performance; it can simply reduce power, compromise accelerations and engine response, and negatively impact internal combustion, leading to decreased engine efficiency and increased fuel consumption (gasoline or diesel).


When making electronic modifications for increased power and torque, backpressure becomes an even more noticeable obstacle to achieving higher performance. Even on completely stock engines, there is a certain power loss due to the presence of the particulate filter; some cars have been tested on the dyno measuring power before and after the simple removal of the particulate filter, showing power differences of 10 or 20 horsepower! On high-performance turbo engines, this power loss can be even higher. If we talk about electronically tuned engines, the particulate filter can become a real bottleneck for performance, engine response, fuel consumption, and even sound!


XPF Emulator presents itself as the technically advanced solution for both comprehensive modifications (where electronic management and the turbocharger are modified, for example) and simple modifications where you just want to remove the particulate filter for better engine performance and a sportier sound. For all these cases, it is necessary to have a sophisticated and reliable system to simulate the presence of this component even after its removal.


If you want to know more about the availability of XPF Emulator for your car, contact us, you can also browse the online catalog to check the availability of other additional ECUs for power and torque increase.

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