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Calling all 3.0 TDI owners

Mr-C Jul 19, 2013

  1. Mr-C

    Mr-C Active Member

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    How much soot does yours kick out when you give it the beans? I was following Mrs C last night and we had a race from the lights me in the ****ter 406 that she uses to go to the farm, usually full of carrots and hay bales! and Mrs C in the Audi. Needless to say she won but farkin hell the 3.0 chucked some soot out, I knew it did as in the past I have left a few people in a cloud of black smoke.
    Its a 2007 100+k miles None DPF model.
     
  2. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 S-Tronic

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    Mine leaves relatively little smoke now, remapped (DPF & EGR) and the 2nd CAT & DPF removed with no backboxes. What I would best describe as a haze/dust is left when you accelerate hard from a standing start.

    Presumably if you don't accelerate hard very often all the soot etc that gets caught in the exhaust during normal driving (more in OEM smaller diameter with non-mandrel bends that an aftermarket one) will get thrown out in a cloud of soot.

    Solution = Floor it more often :o.k:
     
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  3. scotty76

    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    I've found our VW 2.0TDi smokes worst on supermarket fuel. Fill it with V Power or similar and it's better.
     
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  4. .Jas.

    .Jas. Member

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    I floored mine the other day and smoked out everyone behind me, probably leaving a trail of carnage in my wake. I have a 2007 100+k miler non-DPF too. My mechanic has given my engine a going over and reported a clean bill of health so I'm not worrying about it too much. Maybe jjmurphy is right and we need to boot them a bit more! I barely floor mine these days.
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Had mine (2007 non-DPF) put on a rolling road a few months back for a power test, and it did chuck out quite a lot of black smoke when it was maxxed.
     
  6. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    As Joe said above, mine only leaves a bit of haze/dust behind me. Normally only ever see it at night time in my rear view when the car behind has its headlights on. Although I am on standard map and running on V-Power and also get a motorway run on my daily commute.

    Azeem
     
  7. Emmo

    Emmo Member

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    On mine I only get a slight haze on heavy acceleration no plumes black of smoke.
     
  8. V6 Quatt

    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Mine puffs slight haze when booted. You need to drive it hard at times mine is non dpf
     
  9. ollie86rn

    ollie86rn Member

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    Never really noticed much soot being kicked out, think the tinted windows will mask some of it
     
  10. Andy27168

    Andy27168 Member

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    3.0 TDI A4 Cab, 2007 model, with DPF, (82k miles) no noticeable exhaust smoke, running a remap, and the car gets a 60 mile motorway run every day, though it doesn't really get thrashed I do keep up with the motorway traffic.
     
  11. SL11CKK

    SL11CKK Active Member

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    No noticeable smoke would be because you have DPF installed. Thats what it does
     
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  12. ben.w93

    ben.w93 Member

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    mine is a 2007 non dpf mapped with 93,000, it smokes a bit when driven hard, no smoke, no poke haha.
     
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