Originally Posted by meerschm
did you put a new EGR filter in after getting the DPF cleaned?
If so, wondering how long it took for running with a cracked(and in your case, cleaned) DPF.
Yes, Chill put a new EGR in about 5k miles before the DPF reported itself full. I don't think miles were all that was required. I forget, but either soot, or ash value will clear in small, even increments if you have Vag-Com monitoring on while driving. Whether a function of miles, or time, you can predict how long before ash (I think was ash) has cleared (it wasn't much >100mi). The >45gr soot value was another matter, that required the correct key strokes within VagCom.
Originally Posted by bluecrab
I wish I had been following this board a few months ago. My check engine light was intermittent for a while then after the ECU software recall went to on all the time. ...
My car had just over 90,000 when the light started. Of course everything hit the fan for VW at the same time. I just took my car to the dealer this week where they confirmed needs a Particulate and EGR filter. They will no longer even consider handling or assisting with the cost.....
Interesting. Good luck w/VW, in the future. Some considerations:
-www.dpfregeneration.com costs $400, for a cleaning. Receipt showed over 1kg lighter exhaust assembly , when I got it back
-For 2009 only, which I have, the LNT and the DPF are one part. $2,900 is about the best I found (an amazing profit center, knowing VW's Lean Nox Trap is useless).
-I have faith in the cleaning, but no miles as I haven't had time to fix the stuck turbo vanes, and have been in limp mode ever since.
-Mine was not cracked.
FWIW, I remain undecided about what to do over the diesel mess. Part of me wants to see them pay for the recall, but the bigger circus they've made of themselves, and their customers, has put my sympathy below zero.