Engine Fan

Scottyg

Registered User
On a number of occasions when I've pulled into the drive or stopped at work I turn the engine off and the fan kicks in for about 3-4 mins. Is this normal? Car is a MY15 A3 1.6 TDI Sport. Thanks.
 

Scottyg

Registered User
Had a sneaky suspicion that it was the DPF. In past cars Ive had a warning up to keep driving till it is complete. Guess the A3 doesn't do that?
 
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Ignition1

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Would a 2006 Audi A6 TDI also have a DPF or were they introduced after this? I ask because I never experienced it on that car.
 

Baldyone

Registered User
I don't want to get into conspiracy theory about fuels but I can 100% say when I use Tesco Diesel this happens every few runs, even on the long distance one's. However BP Ultimate and it's very rare indeed!
I now use BP ultimate whenever possible. I swear I didn't think it would make a difference and I've done it multiple times to check and it's defo the case. I can't say if any other A3 TDI will behave the same.
 

Scottyg

Registered User
I always use ASDA fuel. The regen only happens every 500 miles or so but I'm mostly town/Extra urban driving.
 

Baldyone

Registered User
Mine was much more often than that, hence the change and now I'm probably not far off what your seeing @ 500 mile
 

Scottyg

Registered User
It's done it again tonight! Two days in a row. Think I may have to change fuel!!
 

Scottyg

Registered User
Yeah, had to do that with my last diesel. Going a run on Sunday so will give it a bit of a blow out! Cheers
 
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