- Mar 18, 2005
I was driving in my 1.6 CR TDI and the DPF light illuminated for the first time. It went off after about 2 minutes and it hasn't come back on since. It this normal?
some of you peeps may be revving the engine too high when trying to clear. Yeah the description in the manual is shite, but seem to find that 40mph ish in 3rd gear resting a feather on the throttle seem to do the trick (normally).
agreed!Nightflight, surely its going to be easier(cheaper) at some point to get yourself a copy of vagcom and clear the thing yourself.
Regarding the dpf delete. Yeah I bet that a lot of people on here will be interested, but firstly, most people here will still be inside their warranties so aren't going to want to give that up. and secondly, is anybody going to want to be a guineapig for this, surely those of us with the dpf are already doing that for VW, and personally I would rather see details of a system that has been tried and thoroughly tested before I part with my hard earned.
If you know that its doing a regen, why not just carry on driving until its done. The regen cycle lasts for 25 mins and continues as long as the vehicle speed stays above 40mph ish. So when you know what its up to, just drive a long way back from work. But yeah 2500 revs in 3rd does the job well. Remember the idea is to get the maximum exhaust temp from the minimum amount of fuel. I have cleared it pretty well doing 50 - 55 mph in 4th as well, not quite as quick though, but had just got on the motorway at the time so had no choice, but just remember that you only need to be really light on the throttle, just enough to maintain the speed.Bloody hell, i said my light has come on 5 times, make that 6 now! just came on today! knew it would cos it was trying to regenerate last night and i was doing a lot of short stops and engine off! Actually found going 2500 revs in 3rd gear put it out much easier than normal, it never seems to go out if you stick it in 2nd gear!