The Audi A3 1.9TDi and 2.0TDi, both in 140 & 170bhp (including the SLine model) come factory fitted with the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) from 2005+.
These PD engine DPF Removals have proven to be one of the most difficult for most companies across the country, where most have the PPD Siemens ECU fitted, a lot of companies have stopped offering a DPF Removal service because they simply can’t get the programming right.
These cars come in auto/tiptronic as well as the manual gears and that is also a big issue because in automatic its harder to keep the revs up without the gearbox ECU throwing you into a higher gear all the time.
Some companies are now offering DPF cleaning services, we strongly advise against this as carrying out forced regenerations could potentially damage the injectors on these vehicles as well as the turbo but that’s not something that other companies offering such services will admit to – it’s a quick fix for an ongoing problem but it will never cure the fault, the problem will return sometimes within a few miles.. sometimes after a few weeks/months.
It’s not impossible to do the DPF Removal correctly, we’re seeing at least 2-3 PPD engine cars coming into us daily for our custom DPF Removal service and we’ve definitely mastered our techniques on these cars because this year alone we’ve done close to 1000 PPD engine DPF Removals and have a true 100% success rate on these cars – that’s something no other company can guarantee!
To learn more about the Diesel Particulate Filter and our DPF Removal service, you can check out our fully extensive Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Removal article.
You’ll find a lot of companies offering straight pipes in replacement of your DPF box but this is not something we offer, putting a straight pipe in will not guarantee you an MOT pass and could cause problems if stopped by VOSA for roadside checks. Also, it will lose the back pressure from the turbo charger and eventually blow the oil seals & slacken the bearing causing turbo failure.
In brief, we carry out DPF removals in a very specific way to these vehicles to avoid future problems, we guarantee an MOT pass and custom tune the diesel injection system as a pose to uploading a copied file which a lot of other companies are doing.
Removing the DPF will not cause you to fail an MOT, we can guarantee this because we also carry out a FREE smoke-correction service. It will not bring up any error messages and the car will not go into LIMP mode. Also, you will never experience any Regeneration messages where the ECU normally attempts to clean the DPF – this is because the DPF is no longer existing.
Finally, you will experience an overall increase in performance, smoothing out any flat spots and safeguard the life of both your engine & turbocharger.
A new DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) will range from £800.00 – £1200.00 (+Labour & +VAT). We can remove the entire DPF for a fraction of this cost and you’ll never have to worry about it ever again.
For more information, please call us on 0203 815 9441.