2.0TDI quattro (170) A3- Diagnostic error codes - EGR sensor bank P2080, P0544 - Help

murkins

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So my A3 2.0L TDI quattro (170 PS) has the engine management light on constantly and the glowplug light is occasionally flashing. I took it for diagnostics at Kwik-fit (the only people who could see me at the time) and it gave two codes.

P2080
P0544

According to what I was told therse relate to sensor banks on the EGR valve.

Also some reading onthe net shows this to be a problem with some VW Jettas.

A few questions if you please...

Anyone else had this problem?
Can I just have the sensors replaced or does the whole EGR valve need replacing?
What causes these failures?
any idea on how much it should cost? (Kwik-Fit are quoting £254.14, D-tech in Sudbury wouldn't quote over the phone and I am too scared to get a quote from Audi :)
 

@udi A3

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VCDS Map User
I think you have EGT issues not EGR.
Could also be DPF related if u have a DPF, would recomend scanning with VCDS and checking soot levels in the DPF at the same time.
You will get a lot more info about the fault with VCDS than quick fit have told you.
 

murkins

Registered User
I think you have EGT issues not EGR.
Could also be DPF related if u have a DPF, would recomend scanning with VCDS and checking soot levels in the DPF at the same time.
Know anyone in Bury St Edmunds who will do that? :)

You will get a lot more info about the fault with VCDS than quick fit have told you.
Yeah, I know but I needed to have it checked ASAP as I didn't know what the problem was.

Yep, EGT may be where the problem is alright. See this thread. This is why I need more info on EGT vs EGR. The guy at Kwik-Fit said that the EGR would need replacing, hence my question earlier.

Incidentally, the guy at Kwik-fit didn't fill me with confidence as they need to call in a 'specialist' to do this work but I don't want them ordering a part I don't need only for that not to fix the problem :(

Anyone else got any thoughts?
 

@udi A3

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VCDS Map User
gen.heinz looks the most local and active user to yourself,

VCDS (formerly VAG-COM) forum

Ive pm'd you my number though incase you want this scan doing this evening and want to cover my fuel, wont cost me much as i stick to the speed limits and middle lane hog lol
 
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