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How can you tell if you have a DPF fitted?

ecnirp98 Feb 12, 2013

  1. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Hi

    How can you tell if you have a DPF fitted?

    I have a May 2008 A3 2.0 TDI 140 Diesel, losing power at around 3000RPM and won't go higher in high gear 4-6, its ok in low gears 1-3, so wondering if it could be DPF? I cannot see any DPF light on the dash when i turn the ignition.

    Thanks
     
  2. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    From memory I do not think the 140 has a DPF.
    Take the car for a scan
     
  3. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member

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    I think some of the newer 140s have it though but not sure when it was introduced.
     
  4. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    I think 58 onwards from what ive been told
     
  5. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Mines an 08, I have the Audi Service Schedule book with the Vehicle Identification Data sticker in it, can you tell from those codes?
     
  6. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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    I am not sure mate sorry
     
  7. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic

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    Could be a blocked up EGR valve......Audis are prone to it.
     
  8. robbiedondo

    robbiedondo New Member VCDS Map User

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    Mines a 58, 170. Service book sticker in the middle DPFM6S = DPF,manual 6 speed.

    Hope that helps
     
  9. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    8P2 140pd models= no dpf
    8P3 140cr models = dpf. :-(

    Hope that helps mate.
     
  10. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Cheers, my sticker middle is:

    103 KW M6S 04/08
    BKD

    no mention of DPF, so I'm guessing its not a DPF.

    Just trying to rule things out for the power drop out.
     
  11. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Where did you get the code from? on my sticker it is :

    8PA CLC
     
  12. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    I'd heard that, but I was told there would be allot of smoke from the exhaust which I'm not seeing.

    The Halfords repair centre gave me code P0234 when they connected to Diagnostics, they said thats booster overload, they said it was turbo related, but were not sure what would cause it without stripping out the turbo, which I wasn't happy about doing there, the car is still drivable and its just top end speed/acceleration that is hit in high gear, I didn't want to end up with a turbo in bits and never working again.

    Could the top end speed drop off be 'limp mode' triggering? it never triggers in low gear/high RPM.
     
  13. AndyA3170

    AndyA3170 Guest

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    Can you tell if you've got one cause your in and out of the Audi dealership constantly lol
     
  14. a6_chris

    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    Look for option code 7GN - if this is shown then NO DPF is fitted.
     
  15. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    8P1= split grille model
    8P2= Single Big grille model
    8P3= last face lift model 58 plate onwards.
     
  16. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    You have a BKD engine, so am guessing an 08 plate. You have an 8p2 model 140pd, so no DPF.
     
  17. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Yep, it's an 08 plate, registered May 08, so its 8P2 model, so no DPF, that's something I can rule out then.

    Thanks.
     
  18. ecnirp98

    ecnirp98 New Member

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    Mine is 8P2 as it was registered May 2008, 08 Plate, 8P3 started June 2008, its the big grille, but I cannot tell difference in pics between 8P2 and 8P3 facelift model !!!!

    Thamks
     
  19. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member

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    I have seen one 8p3 on an 08 plate btw. Get a photo of your car up so we can confirm
     
  20. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    BKD is 03-08 & isnt dpf & not facelift either.
     
  21. icekay

    icekay Member

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    I have a 58 plate 2.0Tdi 140 and i have DPF
     
  22. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member

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  23. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    you have a 140CR engine 8P3 facelift which has a DPF. The 140PD engine 8P2 model pre- facelift does NOT have a DPF.
     
  24. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    Good find! I forgot about that thread.
     

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