The DPF on my A3 ('57 170 TDI) has just died 6 weeks before my new S5 arrives and Audi quoted just over 2 grand to get it replaced. At the moment the car is stuck in limp mode and I have to drive 40miles up the M5 everyday. Bit scary on the way home tonight crawling with the lorries...
When it died I just took it to the nearest Audi dealership and they recommended I take to the dealer I ordered the S5 from as Audi UK may cover some of the cost under good will, especially as that dealer had 'fixed' the DPF only a few months back. Anyone had any success with this or any idea how much I could get discounted?
Also any idea what it would cost at an independent?
The other option to just get the DPF removed. Can anyone recommend anywhere to get this done near Bristol? Its still fine when it comes to MOT right? Any idea how much this costs (inc resetting the fault codes and getting my out of limp)
Any help much appreciated as £2k to keep a car on the road for 6weeks isn't ideal