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dpf removal question!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by blackz_11, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. blackz_11
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    I have a 56plate 2.0 a3 sline (170), I've had it remapped the other week but feel like there is more I could get out of it. The guy who remapped it said that I should of got the dpf taken out then got a remapped (which in hindsight I should of done), however he mentioned that when i get the dpf taken out he would upgrade the map for the dpf delete when the dpf had been taken out for free so that's cool.

    my question is, I am potentially getting the dpf taken out tomorrow however the remap guy isn't available to remap until the 15th. My question is can I still drive the car until I get it remapped? I'm aware it's going to throw up all sorts of lights. By looking on here could it go into limp mode? Just need some clarification really!

    cheers
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    I'm running a milltek delete pipe had it on there for 8 months . I've not had it mapped yet and it runs fine no light nothing .
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    Make sure you take it for a good long run before you remove the DPF, this way the ECU should be fooled into thinking a regen has been done & the DPF will have minimal soot loading. You should then be ok to run it for a while till you get the new map done.
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    Cheers for the reply guys, I won't be driving it much anyway just don't the cars shutting down on me if I do.

    Sorry for the newbie question but what exactly is the regen with the dpf removal? Haven't quite understood it yet
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    To be honest with you blackz_11, I've had the remap done and I had the DPF delete done also, that was within 4 months of me buying the car back in 2010. I know people have said that they don't like the black smoke coming out of the back and that it makes the car look dirty (wash the damn thing FFS!) but I have not regretted taking the DPF out and the remap one bit!

    I don't have to worry about the crappy orange DPF logo coming up and then taking it on a motorway run when the damn thing does come up.

    Get it done, you will not regret it.
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    No DPF = No Regen.
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    Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev. Member Site Sponsor

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    You will go into limp mode due to DPF efficiency being low. Still driveable though.

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