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Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by a8tdi, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. a8tdi
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    [Sep 19, 2012]
    Am i likely to have any issues with a DPF if i only use my car about half a dozen times a week? Or are issues more likely when using the car for short journeys?
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    Yeah, it's mostly the length and style of your journeys that matters... DPFs tend to like longer runs in preference to short/stop-start journeys, as they need to get the exhaust up to high temperatures for 15 minutes or so in order to perform a regeneration cycle (i.e. burn off the collected soot).

    Basically, you need to give it an Italian tune-up along the motorway every week to keep the DPF gods happy. Really makes a lot of sense from an environmental perspective, having to use a bunch of extra fuel in order to help save the planet from all those nasty particulates... :think:
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    Thanks fishy fish..
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