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Found a nice app to monitor DPF.

bigb

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Joined
Dec 15, 2018
Location
Arizona
TDI
2015 Sportwagon S
I know I am dragging up an old thread here but I am checking in to see how this app has been working for everyone. I have a CRUO and was thinking on giving it a try even though it is not on the list, closet one on the list is CRUA
 

1854sailor

Resident Curmudgeon
Joined
Aug 10, 2004
Location
Baltimore, MD and Westerly, RI
TDI
2015 Golf SE SportWagen, 2015 Golf SE Hatch Back.
If you have the '15 Sportwagen listed in your profile box, it is a CRUA.

I know I am dragging up an old thread here but I am checking in to see how this app has been working for everyone. I have a CRUO and was thinking on giving it a try even though it is not on the list, closet one on the list is CRUA
 

bigb

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Joined
Dec 15, 2018
Location
Arizona
TDI
2015 Sportwagon S
Tried it today and seems to be working like a champ. Will have to wait for a regen to see if the duration will show, how long does the duration stay displayed?
 

Mrrogers1

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Joined
Jun 25, 2006
Location
Omaha NEEEBRASKA
TDI
2011 Golf TDI 6MT, 2015 Golf Sportwagen S TDI DSG
Tried it today and seems to be working like a champ. Will have to wait for a regen to see if the duration will show, how long does the duration stay displayed?
For however long as the regen takes. It's pretty intuitive really. I just wish it would work with the screen off and give notification. It sucks that the app has to be in the foreground to work and give notifications.
 

bigb

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Joined
Dec 15, 2018
Location
Arizona
TDI
2015 Sportwagon S
For however long as the regen takes. It's pretty intuitive really. I just wish it would work with the screen off and give notification. It sucks that the app has to be in the foreground to work and give notifications.
I'm using one of my old Galaxy phones, it fits perfectly down in front of the access door in front of the shifter. The whole phone is dedicated to Torque Pro and VAG DPF for the VW, I have a small Galaxy tablet for my truck just dedicated to TP for that. It gets too busy trying to run all kinds of stuff from my regular phone.
 

GreenLantern_TDI

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Joined
Feb 27, 2014
Location
Iowa
TDI
2015 GOLF SEL
I'm using one of my old Galaxy phones, it fits perfectly down in front of the access door in front of the shifter. The whole phone is dedicated to Torque Pro and VAG DPF for the VW, I have a small Galaxy tablet for my truck just dedicated to TP for that. It gets too busy trying to run all kinds of stuff from my regular phone.
Probably a good idea as far as trying to do to much stuff while driving. Polar fis would be great for this too but i dont know if theyve got all the bugs worked out.
 

bizzle

Veteran Member
Joined
May 21, 2013
Location
Southern California
TDI
2015 GSW SEL (totaled), 2013 Touareg Executive
Well, glad to see I'm not alone on this one. I think the TDI crowd are, in general, more "in tune" with their vehicles. I know they are supposed to work around the mid regen shut down but I really dislike stepping out of the car, fans running like it's an airplane about to take off and car smelling like a bonfire. :eek:
I don't know if I'm more in tune with my car than other drivers, but I am more skeptical of my car's manufacturer than they are...I like to think for good reason!

I mean, that's the rub, right? We want to believe our engineers wouldn't create a situation that could potentially harm our vehicles during normal operating conditions, but at the same time we have to acknowledge it's VW we're dealing with here and all bets are off the table :eek:

I try and check if the idle is at/above 1K before shutting off the engine and if it is just leaving it for a bit until it drops back down.
 

bubh4

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2011
Location
Carey
TDI
2015 PASSAT TDI SEL
for IOS usersq

I use the app Bluedriver for the iPhone, its a really nice app, it also uses a proprietary dongle called bluedriver as well but is $100. I setup a monitor to watch the DPF system and engine boost.
 

bigb

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Joined
Dec 15, 2018
Location
Arizona
TDI
2015 Sportwagon S
I use the app Bluedriver for the iPhone, its a really nice app, it also uses a proprietary dongle called bluedriver as well but is $100. I setup a monitor to watch the DPF system and engine boost.
I heard Bluedriver was the standard for ios however OBDlink-MX just released a new elm 327 version of their dongle called OBDlink-MX Plus which supports both Android and ios and is updated to include every vehicle. I just received mine today and it works great with my VAG DPF and my Torque Pro. Course the old MX worked fine too but it really belonged in my Powerstroke and I was getting tired of switching it back and forth, or forgetting it altogether. I still use Android and will likely never change, but the best feature of the MX devices is their auto shut off feature so they can be left plugged in all the time. Not sure if Bluedriver does this.
 
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