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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 February 13th, 2019, 08:31   #121
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I would argue most people don't pay for huge repairs themselves either. Insurance, extended warranties, take it to an independent mechanic or just sale/dump the car as is or with a minor partial repair or trade in. A several thousand dollar repair is huge for the average owner to pay themselves.
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Old March 15th, 2019, 17:47   #122
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Default 2nd DPF replacement after fix

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UPDATE: Cracked again (sooty tailpipe), but no codes yet, after 13,000 miles on the new DPF.
The check engine light came on with code P0401 (EGR flow insufficient) less than 1000 miles later. After the initial misunderstandings were sorted out (I forwarded TSB V011523 after the dealership tried to fix things with a forced regeneration....), VW has instructed the dealership to replace the DPF. The second DPF lasted 1000 miles after the fix, the third one 13,000 miles.

Question: does it make sense to wait with replacing the EGR filter?

Update 3/16: they replaced both the DPF and 'the EGR' (filter, I assume); I should get the car back on Monday. The loaner 2017 Passat TSI feels a bit zippier than the JSW TDI, and gets about 30 mpg gasoline, compared to 35 mpg diesel for the TDI.
If it works, take it apart and find out why!

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