Touareg: 2006 V10 TDI
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Washington State
Second Vehicle: too many to list
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2006 V10 new owner not familiar with DPF.
Good afternoon everyone,
I am mostly an Audi guy, that being said I now own 2 vehicles that made the top ten worst Audi/VW to buy. My most recent purchase is a 2006 VW Touareg V10 TDI with 120,000 miles on it. I bought it because I wanted to tow my race car, and didn't want a pickup. I may have been enticed since it was German and in the same family as Audi.
Now I would like to keep this thing from turning into a very large paperweight, and currently seems like I made a decent pre inspection ran it for half a day with no check lights or coolant/oil leaks. Like I said it has 120000 miles on it which I have put over a thousand on it myself (and still no issues). I changed the engine oil with LiquiMoly TopTech 4200, and was very surprised that the oil was almost instantly black. Quick google search and I learned about soot (hey I never owned a diesel before).
So now I have searched google and links to several forums, with various answers (thats the problem with the internet now, to many opinions clouding the facts). What Diesel Particulate Filter do I have? My VW manual just states that it has one and that is it. No place to add anything, no regen cycle that I can tell no fault lights. Probably wouldn't concern me to much at this point other than the thing smokes a lot when you put the hammer down. I have seen videos of the people that like to roll coal in the TDI and have even modded the vehicle to do it excessively. My just seems to do it a lot. Is this a problem, and if it is where do I begin to fix it?
I don't have a fancy signature, but here is a current list of cars that have lived or are living in my driveway.
2000 Audi S4 2.7 V6TT (race car)
2001 Audi S4 2.7 V6TT
2001 Audi A4 1.8 I4T(selling)
2003 Subaru WRX 2.0 H4T
2004 Infinity FX35 3.5 V6 (Sold....never went back after I bought my first Audi)
2004 Audi S4 4.2 V8 (the other car that made the list....oh and currently has two motors sitting beside it).....(Avant, Nogaro, 6spd if your wondering why)
2005 BMW 545 4.9? V8 (Sold)
2006 VW Touareg 5.0 V10 TDI
2007 Audi RS4 4.2 V8
2009 Audi TT 3.2 VR6(Sold)
2012 Audi A8 4.2 V8
Thanks for responses