Actually, I was talking about both. I didn't realize you needed it broken down to this level.I'm talking about ash. You're talking about soot. Two different things. Ash level reaching 45 grams definitely does not hinder regeneration by any means, as that's part of a normal operation after a while. For ex. my ash level is about to pass 90 grams, and that value will only get bigger, until it reaches full capacity, at which time the DPF will need to be replaced.
I'm not sure what you did - or what you think you did - on a non-Touareg engine. But I know that in TouaregsI was explaining to you why I had to zero out the ASH value
Good stuff, great to see some dealers offer such service for free.Guys, as the owner of a 2016 V6 TDI with 24k kms I joined this forum as my DPF filter light was on and despite taking the car for a good long freeway run it wouldn't clear.
I read all the posts regarding the technical aspects of DPF regeneration (I've had some experience in this area with having to regularly take my Alfa 159 Ti for an 'Italian tune-up' to force a regen).
Anyway, I couldn't see any solution apart from take the car to my local VW service centre and hold my breath when they presented the invoice.
Booking made, I arrived at 7.30am and departed at 9.30am with no lights on the dash and an invoice that said:
Carried out inspection
Confirmed owners concern
Checked for faults - none
Found soot levels in DPF high
DPF region required
Carried out region - OK
Road tested vehicle - OK'
Glancing to the bottom of the invoice it said 'total invoice $0.00'
Stunned, I thanked the guys profusely and jumped in the car and drove away...very happy!
Tl;dr took car to VW for forced regen and got a freebie!
This time go for long run, keep it in low gear and drive hard.Our 2016 V6 Tdi with 87k on it has just had the DPF icon come on. Have taken it on two 50km return trips with minimum of 20 mins each way at 90kmh or above but the icon still remains. 65k of total kms have been towing a light 1600kg caravan at 90 - 100km (have not long returned from ‘the big lap’ of 26k over 7 months. Last 3 months has been normal running around ie. into the city (50km return, 16kms each way of which are hwy speeds), short 10km runs to nearby town, 30km return to son’s home [country trip], occasional long trip up the coast [hour or so each way] & one trip north [220kms each way & 5 hours total].
Have heard regens occurring on several occasions, with extended fan running, etc.
Will try a long run tomorrow of an hour or so to see what happens.
If that fails, will try the standing idle regen listed earlier in this thread.
Any other suggestions appreciated.
I'd read the fault codes first, because you might have a very different problem at hand, than just a failed regen. And if you keep driving in the hopes of solve that (non-existing) problem, you might actually make things just worse, and probably damage some of the affected components beyond repair.Any other suggestions appreciated.