we are new to Audi, purchased a used Audi A3 2.0 170bhp 2007 reg just under 2 months ago and unfortunately have just got the famous dpf light, driving it on the motorway hasn't solved the problem and in fact coil light and another one i think converter is on as well now. Audi want £1600+ to change filter...its currently with an independent garage recommended by a friend who thinks he can clean it even though its 90% full.
Looked into it and would like your personal recommendations of companies who can do the whole thing, removing DPF and the software side of things too...thinking since we are in London this is only going to happen again so removing is the way forward.
We are thinking even if the guy can clean it to still have it removed in the next month or 2...or would you say don't even clean it just arrange a recovery vehicle to drive it up to the midlands where most of the companies seem to be based?
Any personal experiences on removing the filter and how much did you pay for the whole thing inc software fix?
Many thanks for your advice.