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    DPF problems

    My car has recently been losing a bit of power and idling at 1,000rpm instead of 800

    I've been told by Audi that this is due to the DPF getting full and the engine needing to work more to burn off the crap that gets caught in it

    Stupid question, but if i get a DPF delete with my custom exhaust system, will this problem be erradicated?
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    Yep - PF does away with the filter - lots of people doing it on the Seat forums

    I read the filter gets blocked with a lot of short journeys and you should do a longer run every now and then with revs at 2000rpm for several minutes (think that was on the Seat forum?)
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    How many miles has your a3 done smudge_don? Starting to worry about mine now, Not that ive had any problems yet touch wood.

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    afaik I dont think you can just delete your DPF, otherwise you will get all sorts of error codes on dash etc etc? JBS do a dpf delete pipe and custom code software to sort this out, along with appx 220bhp!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robby View Post
    Yep - PF does away with the filter - lots of people doing it on the Seat forums

    I read the filter gets blocked with a lot of short journeys and you should do a longer run every now and then with revs at 2000rpm for several minutes (think that was on the Seat forum?)
    Ye that's what i was told, apparently the older DPF models allow it to get full and then it tried to burn it off, whereas the new ones burn off the crap as it goes along so you don't get this problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dantdi View Post
    How many miles has your a3 done smudge_don? Starting to worry about mine now, Not that ive had any problems yet touch wood.
    Just shy of 30k now mate, it's not really a problem, it's more of a characteristic of the car apparently

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    afaik I dont think you can just delete your DPF, otherwise you will get all sorts of error codes on dash etc etc? JBS do a dpf delete pipe and custom code software to sort this out, along with appx 220bhp!!
    Contradicted yaself right there.....

    Plus, did you not get that i was going to get a DPF from my 1st post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Ye that's what i was told, apparently the older DPF models allow it to get full and then it tried to burn it off, whereas the new ones burn off the crap as it goes along so you don't get this problem



    Just shy of 30k now mate, it's not really a problem, it's more of a characteristic of the car apparently



    Contradicted yaself right there.....

    Plus, did you not get that i was going to get a DPF from my 1st post?
    what I meant was you cant just delete your DPF and thats that, you will get error codes, unless you get some sort of software or vagcom (maybe?) to sort that out. DPF has sensors.

    PS- Was only trying to help you, so be careful how you word your replies to people who try to help you in future.
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    theres also a supersprint dpf delete pipe (http://www.fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/ind...productId=1509) for A3, leons and golf mk5s. and ecu software to get rid of the warning lights and to stop the DPF regenerating most good tuning comapnies can do it, not just JBS. I know my local tuning company can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by navnayyar View Post
    theres also a supersprint dpf delete pipe (http://www.fr-rtuning-shop.co.uk/ind...productId=1509) for A3, leons and golf mk5s. and ecu software to get rid of the warning lights and to stop the DPF regenerating most good tuning comapnies can do it, not just JBS. I know my local tuning company can.
    Getting mine done by AMD next month hopefully
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    Its threads like this that make me glad I got the 140

    Untill I read to the power gain with the DPF delete........

    Get it done now smudge, your wheels deserve it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie123 View Post
    Its threads like this that make me glad I got the 140

    Untill I read to the power gain with the DPF delete........

    Get it done now smudge, your wheels deserve it
    I deserve it too

    Should be running about 230bhp when it's done with the map
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