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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old February 24th, 2011, 19:19   #1
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Default Tail Pipe Soot

Someone else asked about this issue with their CR TDI. I looked at my tail pipes and there is a hint of soot in mine as well. Here are a few pics. Also of note, I ran my finger inside the tail pipe and it came out with a little black on it. This is at around 3800 miles on the odometer. How do all of your tail pipes look.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 19:20   #2
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Old February 24th, 2011, 19:59   #3
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my golf is same...super clean...mind boggling how they have cleaned these babies up....my 03 Jetta was a smoker...
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Old February 25th, 2011, 19:40   #4
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My point is there IS a little bit of soot in there. I believe it should be completely clean......
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Old February 25th, 2011, 19:55   #5
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Looks clean to me. Mine is similar.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 21:52   #6
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Considering the vehicle is a combustion engine, there will always be some remnants of that combustion, especially when the vehicle is first started and the emissions components aren't warmed up yet. It is very difficult to COMPLETELY clean all of the exhaust all of the time.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 10:09   #7
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IDK, some of the big three diesel pickups with DPF look pristine inside their tail pipes. Personally, I wouldn't care if the whole exhaust fell off and was replaced with straight pipe. Although I won't do that to my vehicle. I just found it odd.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 19:22   #8
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My 2008 f-350 the tail pipes were spotless until 60,000 km when something happened to it. But you should get it checked out you could have a cracked DPF
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 13:30   #9
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Ah, most gasser cars have tail pipes with more carbon build-up than those pics...
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:53   #10
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You sure it's not dust or dirt from being outside in those 3800miles?
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 17:30   #11
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I thought about it being dust or road grime, that's why I shot the pics straight on so I could see inside the tail pipe not just the chrome tips. I also stuck my finger in the tailpipes, I'm fairly certain it is a light dusting of soot.

I stopped by my dealer this week to ask a service advisor about this and my long crank issue. I really wish I could speak to a tech, because the SA started talking nonsense about fuel quality. I told him I use the same fuel stations I have been using for 157k miles in my truck. He says are you sure your using ULSD? Umm yeah, that's what the pump is labeled! I stopped talking with him before I lost my cool. No sense in arguing with an idiot. I asked him about HPFP issues, and he said they have seen none. I later asked a lube tech, and he said they have seen a few......
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 22:15   #12
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Those are clean compared to older diesels, you will get some residual contaminants..
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:51   #13
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I wouldn't be worried about it. I doubt the DPF can trap 100% of all particles. I would think .001% gets through or some similarly insignificant amount.

With all the grime on the roads of New England, I haven't even bothered looking at mine.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 07:20   #14
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My 2010 Jetta TDI now has about 14K miles on the clock, and my exhaust is pristine. No soot at all. My car see's 90% highway driving though. Very little around town and stop and go.. Also, you're right about not arguing with an idiot. .They've had a lot more practice than you.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 07:35   #15
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I've noticed that the Big 3 trucks have those funny looking tips on the exhaust. Maybe the extra airflow helps keep them clean?
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