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No DPF on A3 140 TDi upto 08?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Cossie_boy, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Cossie_boy

    Cossie_boy Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just checking, but I believe I am correct in saying the PD 140 bhp did not have a dpf on them? until they changed to the CR?

    Cheers

    CB
     
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  3. mike foster

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    Correct (unless for some unknown reason a previous owner had one fitted as optional extra ) !!!!!
     
  4. Nev1984

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    Not 100% mate but I think some pd 140's from 2005 did have?
     
  5. mike foster

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    Not factory fitted as standard !
     
  6. Nev1984

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    Yeah wasn't sure mate your prob right, was sure I've seen them in the catalogue at work (work for a motor factor ) must of been 170!
     
  7. Cossie_boy

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    Cheers guys

    That was easy :)
     
  8. mike foster

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    You have seen them in the catalogue ( ETKA) but as an optional dealer fitment on the 140 !
     
  9. Nev1984

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    I hear ya ! :icon_thumright:
     
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    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    Check your option codes - if you see 7GN you don't have a DPF fitted.
     
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    An optional extra..............DPF's - one of the biggest steps backwards in engine evolution!!
     
  12. audicruiser

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    It's not engine evolution though is it... It's tax reduction!! :ninja:
     
  13. Cossie_boy

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    You say that, but the 170 is £175? to tax and the 140 £135
     
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    My 140 is £175! :ohmy:
     
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    At the time of introduction it was supposed to be and regardless of the difference between the 2 tax brackets its pennies compared to the amount of cash needed when it goes wrong. I know there are people out there that rant and rave about how good it is and they've never experienced any DPF problems but DPF deletes are probably my main line of business at the minute as owers are fed up with constant failed regens, bocked cannister etc etc so a DPF delete is the way forward IMO.
     
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    Not sure what's going on but the tax on my 2005 reg. 140 sportback that runs out at end of November this year was £130.

    Just checked the government website and it tells me that renewal will be £170 !

    Didn't think it would go up by that much !
     
  17. audicruiser

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    Our MY2010 170 DSG is £135 to tax though it is the CR engine...
     
  18. mike foster

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    That seems to check out with latest info.

    Just shows that a 170 CR DSG costs less than a 140 manual PD in road tax in 2012/13.

    Think I need to ditch my 2006 PD 140 sportback and get something newer ( and obviously ) much better !!
     
  19. audicruiser

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    Yeah I'm thinking along the same lines... My car is £270 a year to tax.
     

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