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Audi A3 DPF warning light

Ajcman Aug 12, 2017

  1. Ajcman

    Ajcman Member Audi A3 TDi

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    My Audi A3 2011 SLINE keeps getting the DPF light on the dash, but then it just disappears after a while, notified the garage and they looked but found nothing.

    Any advice? Warranty runs out in November so will be using a local garage and would like to know where to point them.

    thanks
     
  2. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

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    Are you undertaking the correct driving style required for a DPF equipped diesel car?
     
  3. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Gut , remap Stage 1, egr and dpf out .
     
  4. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    What sort of checks did the garage do? A main dealer can plug it into proper VAG diagnostic software and check how clogged the DPF is
     
  5. Macky71

    Macky71 New Member

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    I had this on mine a couple of weeks ago, I just took it up the motorway at 60mph in third, after about 10 miles a big cloud of black soot blew out the exhaust then the light went out and it's been fine ever since.
     
  6. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Lol , the nearest motorway to me is 50 mins away .
     
  7. vag-tech

    vag-tech Site Sponsor Site Sponsor Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi A3

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    You local garage should have a system that will allow them to look at the engine faults and relevant live data (dpf health/egr response/etc). They will then be able to advise on best action going forward, or of possible component issues.
     
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  8. Ajcman

    Ajcman Member Audi A3 TDi

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    I drive the way it tells me to drive? change gear when it says and occasionally getting a blast climbing some of the s
    Yes, I think so. Changing gear when it tells me to only high revs when climbing hills etc
     
  9. Ajcman

    Ajcman Member Audi A3 TDi

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    Not sure it was a Mercedes Garage as Arnold Clark doesn't own a VW or Audi Garage near me
     
  10. Ajcman

    Ajcman Member Audi A3 TDi

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    I've heard people do that, but i hate the sound of the engine on high revs low gear. Poor car
     

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