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140's/170's and DPF

MarkRobinson Jul 21, 2010

  1. MarkRobinson

    MarkRobinson New Member

    Hi all, first post so excuse the newbness. I'm looking to buy an A3 2.0TDI Sport or S-line, probably around 3-5 years old. I originally wanted the 170 but all these problems with the DPF are concerning me. My question is will the 140's be fitted with DPF and how can I tell whether or not they have this feature? Also are any 170's DPF free?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2010
  2. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    The age of 140 you're looking at wont have DPF's.

    I've never had a problem with the DPF on my 170 in coming up to 3 years of ownership and I've had it remapped for almost 8 months now. All 170's will have DPF's.
  3. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

    I had a 170 with a DPF for nearly three years and had no problems at all. I now have a 140CR which also has a DPF. This has been remapped to around 175 and again, I had it for 15 months and not had any problems at all.
  4. MarkRobinson

    MarkRobinson New Member

    Interesting, I'm concerned because the net is full of people with problems but perhaps it's rarer than I think. I've also got to consider my journeys. Mon-Thursday is 5 journeys per day of around 3 miles in town. Fri/sat will be 100-400 motorway miles. Apparently the short trips can be an issue...

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