Originally Posted by craig2859
No I have checked and double checked, the answer is No - it is not mandatory for a Diesel Car to have a DPF, as its emissions they are checking, not soot particles.
(I was advised on here however to keep hold of the DPF, just in case it does become a legal requirement in the future, which is good advise I suppose)
I have mine booked in for next week.
Report to follow
It makes sense, the emissions test is to test for gases not particulates.
As you say, keeping it so you can slap it on if/when needed is a good idea.