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What year did audi start fitting the dpf to the a4 tdi 170?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by steeleez, Nov 25, 2011.

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    [Nov 25, 2011]
    Hello all, I am considering buying an 07 plate A4 2.0tdi 170 cabby and mainly only do short journeys with a mixture of town and motorway, I have read quite a bit about dpf issues and am wondering if this car would have a dpf fitted.
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    N00b question...... What's dpf?
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    "diesel particulate filter" yes that model will have one, I think all 170 models had them fitted.
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    Don't get too exercised about whether the car has a dpf or not. The user manual gives guidance on how to take care of it
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    There is another solution, my car has never had the problem with the dpf this is perhaps its always used shell v power diesel.

    My girlfriend had issues with her car when using the supermarket fuel. After swapping over to v power she has had no problems.
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    A friend of mine works for a diesel garage, he reckons they only start to clean themselves when fully upto temp, which they won't do if on short journeys, so you need to make a point to make sure you frequently warm the car fully to avoid it blocking.
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    Thanks :)
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    Well as fate would have it, I decided to buy the tdi cab only to find out it was sold, so I went on Monday to have a look at a 07 plate 1.8T s-line cab, in ultimate black with black leather heated seats for the same money and I'm pleased the tdi was sold, I fell in love with the s-line, it's stunning to look at and drive. After a bit of haggling with the salesman I got the deal I wanted and picked the car up on Wednesday night and have to say I'm really happy with it.
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