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Jennifer Guiblin Nov 29, 2018

  1. Jennifer Guiblin

    Jennifer Guiblin New Member

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    Hi all,

    I got a audi a3 some 7 weeks ago from a good dealer in lincs.
    He's got brilliant reviews...

    I love the car it's a deisal 2012
    Anyway since having the car every week this fuel sign comes on.
    See first pic 1

    Then last week see pic 2
    The glow plug light came on and the engine management light came on.
    I took it back to garage Wednesday paid to have the fuel injection thing cleared out. He told me the car was running good and should need it doing again for few years.

    So on my way home car is brill but later the glow plug came on again.
    Today I went out on a good run and all's good till I'm in my way home and the car stalls then the glow plug and engine management light comes on again. Surely this shouldn't be happening.. ??
    Iv messages the garage again as it's still in the 3 months warranty but I can't keep having this happen I need a car for work.

    Any one got any ideas??
     

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  3. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF or aka soot filter) shouldn't be blocked by normal, fault-free usage after just 49,000. Given the array of warning lights you are experiencing linked to both the emissions and engine management systems, I suspect there might be a problem elsewhere which is leading to the DPF problem/warning light in the middle of the instrument display. The car needs to be plugged into VAG specific error diagnostic equipment so that the fault(s) can be properly pinpointed. If the dealer concerned does not have this equipment, I would ask that they themselves arrange for it to be done by a VAG specialist or Audi dealer.
     
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    Jennifer Guiblin New Member

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    Thank you so much for replying. Apparently it was plugged in on Wednesday.
    But I'm going to phone him and ask
    What he's going to do.
    He told me it's a normal issue with audi and not too worry..
     
  5. Retroman

    Retroman Audi A3 2010 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 (CBBB engine)

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    It is not really "normal" for this to happen. Whilst there were teething problems with many diesels (Audi included) when DPFs were first introduced some years back, you have a modern "common rail" Audi diesel which is equipped with the necessary features to "burn off" soot as long as you do more than very short journeys during which the exhaust temperature never gets sufficient time to heat up.
     
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    Jennifer Guiblin New Member

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    Yes I do do short journeys which I did tell him and he said it would be fine as long as I took it for good run.
    I don't mind that but once a week I feel is too often?

    Thank you so other then a good run it should be ok ?? He told me Wednesday once a month is enough ??
     
  7. Seanchadwick2k3

    Seanchadwick2k3 Audi A6 C6 2.0tdi 2011 Sline Special Edition Audi A6 S-line owners group Le Mans Edition

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    Best thing I got was a cheap one Bluetooth dongle and get the paid version of vagdpf from the Google play store.

    I plug in say once a fortnight and see where it's at. I've had a dpf regent run on a journey less than 5 miles so it doesn't have to be a big long blast on the motorway mine was done on A roads but at least with the app you can see exactly what's going on
     
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    Jennifer Guiblin New Member

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    Ho brilliant I wasn't aware you could check yourself. I will defiantly do that thank you.

    Think I need to do some reading first tho
     
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    Jennifer Guiblin New Member

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    Well I went to London this weekend..
    Winter wonderland is amazing.

    Got there no problems, coming home in limp mode from London to Notts is not the thing to do..
    How embarrassing.
    Car going back to garage tomorrow after I had a melt down..
     

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