You said that your last TDI was an 06. Not the same engine or emissions crap. You really can't relate your experience of that one to this one.They have been talking to Volkswagen and this is what they were recommending. My last TDI, which I drove for 200,000 miles, never had any of these issues. I do some short drives, but generally between 15 and 30 minutes to school or work.
I perminantly fixed my emissions at 6 months of ownership. Purchased at 91,500 1-5-2020. Current miles 147326. Haven't had an issue.Sounds good.
Those of us who drive a lot (not me anymore) will have to decide what to do with the car or DPF/EGR once the warranty expires. It might make sense to either sell the car, or put the (relatively new) DPF and EGR on the shelf, or maybe just block off the EGR, and keep driving with a cracked DPF. It probably depends on the DMV inspections in your state.
That makes sense. For regen, you warm the car and then drive until it is done, 10-15 minutes? I guess I didn't realize that short tripping was a thing since it never came up with my previous TDIs, although I understand they did not have a dpf.15 to 30 minutes is short tripping it in my opinion. A regen can take that long, after the car gets up to temp completely. I would say you could cure most if not all of your issues with this if you monitored your dpf soot status and went for a drive now and then when it was full to let it regen properly each time. About every 200+/- miles or so. Regens for me typically run 10 to 15 minutes. I monitor mine with an app and a BT dongle to the OBDII port on the car. VAGDPF is the app I use on my phone and I can see exactly what is going on. When it needs a regen I drive it around until it is done. There are multiple tools out there that can alert you when one is due or starting. If you keep the car I would invest in something like that to help.
Yes the 2006 did not have any dpf or such on board. Just a cat IIRC.
That makes sense. The 15 months I drove the car, I had no issues at all... Something definitely seems off... I appreciate the input...A proper operating system will go all ape$h1t and throw all sorts of CELs long before you can fill the DPF to the point that it needs replacing.
If the owner reacts to those signs accordingly, there's all sorts of initiated regens, driving regens, service regens that can be performed..... If other components have also failed, whoever is fixing the issues isn't doing it correctly and the system is not functioning as it should .
We are not getting the full story here, as it doesn't compute based on my limited knowledge of how the system works.