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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:38   #16
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$2500 seems very steep to me for that repair. I had the same failure and had it fixed by a dealer. I swear it was under $2000.

Anyway, I would try and definitively ascertain the status of your DPF. VW WILL replace it for free under the goodwill program if itís cracked or otherwise needs replacement. If your dealer tries to tell you otherwise, theyíre trying to get you to pay for it because they make more money by billing customers vs warranty rates. If itís cracked you do not want to be driving with that after the fix. The fix increases EGR use dramatically and having a cracked DPF and tons of EGR will put soot all through the engine.
I dont recall the dealership saying that my DPF was cracked, just that the CEL indicated low flow accross the DPF. I think that the faulty intake manifold flap, and subsequent intake replacement, may have led to the CEL on the DPF. After a few regenerations it may have cleaned itself out, since the CEL never came back on (knock on wood). I have never had any tailpipe soot/smoke issues (knock on wood). Emissions place only checks the computer for CEL's and opacity at the tailpipe. Typically I am less than 1%.

Hopefully I can qualify for the goodwill program, but if the expected lifespan of the DPF is 120k miles (I am over 140K) I am not expecting it. The dealership I go to is very customer oriented, so hopefully they will fight for me. They have a lot of diehard VW people working there.

Since VW replaced your one-piece CAT/DPF with the two-piece unit, did VW (or the lawyers) ever send you something in writing about the one-piece/two-piece CAT/DPF resolution?
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I dont recall the dealership saying that my DPF was cracked, just that the CEL indicated low flow accross the DPF. I think that the faulty intake manifold flap, and subsequent intake replacement, may have led to the CEL on the DPF. After a few regenerations it may have cleaned itself out, since the CEL never came back on (knock on wood). I have never had any tailpipe soot/smoke issues (knock on wood). Emissions place only checks the computer for CEL's and opacity at the tailpipe. Typically I am less than 1%.

Hopefully I can qualify for the goodwill program, but if the expected lifespan of the DPF is 120k miles (I am over 140K) I am not expecting it. The dealership I go to is very customer oriented, so hopefully they will fight for me. They have a lot of diehard VW people working there.

Since VW replaced your one-piece CAT/DPF with the two-piece unit, did VW (or the lawyers) ever send you something in writing about the one-piece/two-piece CAT/DPF resolution?
Under the goodwill program VW should fix anything even tangentially related to your emission system for free, regardless of expected lifespan.

I have never heard back from the lawyers. I really hope they figure something out so that people with 2010s who have one-piece systems can get the fix.
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Old January 14th, 2018, 07:59   #18
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Under the goodwill program VW should fix anything even tangentially related to your emission system for free, regardless of expected lifespan.
Maybe in a make believe world. They are semi famous for not fixing even things they are required to fix. Now you might get it done for goodwill, but I wouldn't necessarily count on it.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 12:20   #19
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I got lucky! I had my Emissions Modification and Snow Flap Recall completed on April 3rd, and there were no issues noted! The DPF system is now covered by the extended warranty!
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$2500 seems very steep to me for that repair. I had the same failure and had it fixed by a dealer. I swear it was under $2000.

Anyway, I would try and definitively ascertain the status of your DPF. VW WILL replace it for free under the goodwill program if itís cracked or otherwise needs replacement. If your dealer tries to tell you otherwise, theyíre trying to get you to pay for it because they make more money by billing customers vs warranty rates. If itís cracked you do not want to be driving with that after the fix. The fix increases EGR use dramatically and having a cracked DPF and tons of EGR will put soot all through the engine.
My AC failed in my 2010 TDI Jetta 2 years ago. Dealer quoted me a little over $2300 to fix.

I'm lucky to have a local guy here that loves all things VW, and works on diesel and gas models, doing excellent work. My compressor was toast, and he replaced and got it all running again for $800.
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Old April 10th, 2018, 13:32   #21
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Not too bad, but not sure where VW gets to $2300 unless they replace *everything*. I see the OEM compressor w/clutch for $270, receiver/dryer is $15, TXV is $16.50 and that's about everything that normally gets replaced unless the failure was really ugly . . . So, good for you, but I don't think your indy walked away hurting either . . .

Oh, and control valve $37.50, iirc . . .

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My a/c compressor went and they said i needed a new one costing me a cool 800 even though it was just the clutch assembly that was broken , VW wanted me to buy a whole new unit !! I did a little research and found this kit and fixed it for about 100 bucks.

https://x8r.co.uk/air-conditioning-a...oda-repair-kit
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Looks like a portion of the clutch . . . . My vendor has the clutch, but not anything like that kit. Nice to know there are options other than just "bend over" and replace everything at list price!
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