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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 June 22nd, 2020, 06:37   #46
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A lot of what you say is true, but doesn't negate the fact it is buyer beware. If you fail to educate yourself you put yourself at risk.
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Old June 30th, 2020, 18:59   #47
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Add me to the list. I'll be dropping the same story in the "what problems have you had post-fix" thread

2013 JSW
38,300 miles on car
9,800 miles post-fix

Within a few weeks of buying the car in October, I noticed regens were happening about every 210-240 miles. Almost twice the frequency of our '11 that we turned in during buyback. Just assumed it was part of the software patch. I am religious about letting them complete. Maybe 1 in 10 I cut off after only a few minutes of cycling. Other times, I just pass by the house and drive an extra 15 miles til I hear the fans quiet down. Service rep says so many people have no idea what a regen is and even less know not to interrupt them so it's odd that mine failed.

Light came on 2 weeks ago. Made appointment. Dealer did a forced regen. Reset light. Drive home. comes on next day. appointment to ditch it overnight 2 days later. Got news yesterday that they found excess soot in the DPF. No cracks. Deemed it needed to be replaced. I asked if technician pressure tested the charge side. Said no but might try it next time it's in.

Backorder for DPFs is currently 4-6 weeks. I will park it as much as possible but drive it ~2 days a week when the wife needs her car.

Technician didn't put it back together very well. I can easily hear the turbo dumping pressure out of the exhaust/DPF. Video here

awaiting response if dealer wants to investigate leak

I do use 2oz OptiLube XL fuel additive (did not tell dealer) each fill up
Oil is VW 507.00 spec Motul Xclean 8100 5W-30. Changed at 6,000 miles since purchase. Now just over 3,500 miles on that oil.
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Old July 28th, 2020, 05:05   #48
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Second replacement DPF soon under the emissions fix/warranty, this one lasted 40k.

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Old July 28th, 2020, 07:15   #49
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Any chance the additive is causing a problem?
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Old August 1st, 2020, 03:36   #50
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Quick update, my last DPF lasted 26,000 miles. I thought it was 40,000.

I do not see how a fuel additive like Optilube would cause DPF failure.
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Old August 3rd, 2020, 03:24   #51
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On my 2012 VW TDI i got over 150,000 km's im prety sure its the original dpf still on the car i bought it used at 100.000 km's still no trouble or engine lights on i have had to do a few regens when the Yellow DPF light came on but when it did come on i would drive it over 2000 rpm and shortly afterword it would reset and light would go out. other German vehicles have DPF's that too plug up but can be cleaned out along with the source cause that gets them dirty as this guy in the video explaines from everyones comments on here sounds like VW DPF's are faulty or defective.? so im not sure what to beleive you would think the dealer would try a good cleaning like this shown.?
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