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Hi , we own a 2015 Touareg TDI . The car has lost about 90 percent power. Does anyone know how much it would cost to clean . It needs to be sent to Perth as it can't be done where I live.
 

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Gone into limp mode perhaps, any lights, messages on the dash?
How many KMs? How do you know it's the dpf?
If you already have reached the last stage ie take it to a workshop message then you will need to get a forced regen by the dealer and they will tell you the ash loading, if too high then you can get it split open/ cleaned by some dpf specialists.
But that shouldn't be the case for a 2015 I would think, unless you have been doing lot of short trips over the years
 

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Gone into limp mode perhaps, any lights, messages on the dash?
How many KMs? How do you know it's the dpf?
If you already have reached the last stage ie take it to a workshop message then you will need to get a forced regen by the dealer and they will tell you the ash loading, if too high then you can get it split open/ cleaned by some dpf specialists.
But that shouldn't be the case for a 2015 I would think, unless you have been doing lot of short trips over the years
Hi Singh, thanks for you suggestion for my 2015 diesel Volkswagen Toureg. We have 103,805kms on the dash board . My car is now unable to tackle any hills as it stopped half way up the Diesel particulate Filter sign icon did show up.
 

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I was wondering if anyone one else has had the diesel particulate filter become faulty in a 2015 model TDI . Could you please tell me what was the outcome.
Never heard of dpf's being faulty as such, the only reason it will go into limp mode (assuming that's what you are experiencing) is when it hasn't been given a chance to regenerate.
You normally would get a message before that.
How far is the dealer?
From what I think all it needs is a forced regen now
 

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@Jaynad
Welcome to the forum.
Whereabouts are you located?
You mentioned that the car is to be sent to Perth, but I can see (Moderator access) your IP address suggests western NSW?
Care to clarify?
 

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Never heard of dpf's being faulty as such, the only reason it will go into limp mode (assuming that's what you are experiencing) is when it hasn't been given a chance to regenerate.
You normally would get a message before that.
How far is the dealer?
From what I think all it needs is a forced regen now
Thanks Singh. We've just had a diagnosis done and the mechanic reckons that the DPF needs to be replaced. We're not convinced - so we're taking it in to the VW dealer next week to get a forced regen done first to see if that sorts it out.

We do regular long distance trips as well as the local short distance runs, so am not sure why the DPF would get clogged so quickly.
 

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Thanks Singh. We've just had a diagnosis done and the mechanic reckons that the DPF needs to be replaced. We're not convinced - so we're taking it in to the VW dealer next week to get a forced regen done first to see if that sorts it out.

We do regular long distance trips as well as the local short distance runs, so am not sure why the DPF would get clogged so quickly.
Did the mechanic run a scan , get a readout of the ash levels, otherwise a regen will sort it out.
 

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Did the mechanic run a scan , get a readout of the ash levels, otherwise a regen will sort it out.
run in "Sports mode" for 30-40 minutes to burn it out?
 

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Did the mechanic run a scan , get a readout of the ash levels, otherwise a regen will sort it out.
He said that he did a full scan, but hasn't mentioned anything about the ash levels. The VW dealership here were the first (and only) ones to mention getting a regeneration burn done first and they'll then scan it again after that. Hopefully that sorts it out.
 

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run in "Sports mode" for 30-40 minutes to burn it out?
We were going to take it for a run with the revs over 2500 for about 40 minutes to see if that helps. Our main concern is that it doesn't have enough power to go up any hills at the moment and all the long stretches of road around us have some level of hilliness. But am going to give that a go this weekend.
 

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We were going to take it for a run with the revs over 2500 for about 40 minutes to see if that helps. Our main concern is that it doesn't have enough power to go up any hills at the moment and all the long stretches of road around us have some level of hilliness. But am going to give that a go this weekend.
Too late for that, when that light for dpf comes up don't turn the engine off but instead go for a hard run to clear it off.
If you turn off the engine then it will likely go into limp mode and forced regen is the only way...
 

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If ash load gets too high, the dpf is done and needs cleaned or replaced
 

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Without codes, and MVB data, we are all just guessing.
Get actual data in order to take the proper action\approach.
It's a young vehicle, so DPF requiring replacement is very unlikely (unless ofcourse, I'm the guy selling you the DPF and I want to buy some nice stuff with my profits)
It's more than likely one of the many supporting components that's failed (read an EGT sensor, pressure sensor, other supporting system component) which has cause the otherwise "autonomous" active regens to take place.
Once you isolate the issue, you can address it.

A proper tool like VCDS could tell you when your last regen happened, how many attempted\requested\interrupted regens have taken place, distance and time between successful ones, etc.... not to mention soot and ash load readings.

You can either insist on a proper diagnostic to get all these answers, or you can throw expensive parts at it based on the "claims" of those who will make $$$ off your part chucking escapade.
 

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Too late for that, when that light for dpf comes up don't turn the engine off but instead go for a hard run to clear it off.
If you turn off the engine then it will likely go into limp mode and forced regen is the only way...
As you indicated, the long drive in Sports mode didn't work. Forced regen booked in for the 16th June.
 

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Without codes, and MVB data, we are all just guessing.
Get actual data in order to take the proper action\approach.
It's a young vehicle, so DPF requiring replacement is very unlikely (unless ofcourse, I'm the guy selling you the DPF and I want to buy some nice stuff with my profits)
It's more than likely one of the many supporting components that's failed (read an EGT sensor, pressure sensor, other supporting system component) which has cause the otherwise "autonomous" active regens to take place.
Once you isolate the issue, you can address it.

A proper tool like VCDS could tell you when your last regen happened, how many attempted\requested\interrupted regens have taken place, distance and time between successful ones, etc.... not to mention soot and ash load readings.

You can either insist on a proper diagnostic to get all these answers, or you can throw expensive parts at it based on the "claims" of those who will make $$$ off your part chucking escapade.
We don't have a VCDS at the moment. The fault codes according to the mechanic are:
  • P2463
  • P2196
  • P2002

We've got no idea what they mean specifically aside from what the mechanic told us.
 

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A quick google for those codes reveals:
P2463 Particulate filter problem. If error P2463 is most likely, the filter element will have to be changed.
P2196 The control unit receives a signal about re-enriched combustible mixture from the oxygen sensor. .
P2002 Code 2002 appears as a result of a malfunction in the diesel particulate filter mounted on the first row of cylinders. The device must be replaced since it is not practical to clean it.
 
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