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Old 10-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Well for starters, I don't have a DSG, I have a 6 speed manual, so I hold it in gear until about 3k rpm. It lost power, particularly in the above 2k rpm. On one on ramp, the procedure was: floor it in 2nd, flip on left signal, move left, shift to 3. It's now floor it, signal, shift, move left if I'm going fast enough. Couple of hp or lbft wouldn't make that much difference.

Regen light: the commute seems to be a mile short of what it wants to complete. So every so often, it now goes into constant regen every trip until I do the round trip to Carson and burn it out. Regen sucks and you know it's happening. If the light was on, I could run another couple miles on the freeway and avoid the DPF failure.

Imho, it wasn't voluntary, there was a binary choice, live with the fix, sell the car back. Since the DMV requires smog compliance, not fixing was not an option. I bought it because it solved a lot of my issues, I'll be darned if I need to part with it before it's worn out. I tend to hold cars 15+years, look at my signature.

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:46 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I only have 120 miles on my car. Last night we went on a bit longer drive with some highway and low and behold when I shut it off the fans continued to run and you could smell it so I just interrupted my first regen. Now I have nothing but to and from work scheduled which is only 10 mins and the car barely reaches normal operating temps. So I have to take a trip just to hopefully get a regen? It would have been no problem last night to let it run and finish it's regen had I known it was happening. Good news is it was getting 30 mpg at 70 mph and more like 40 mpg at 55 mph.

I also dont know what DSG stands for. I assume you are just talking automatic transmission which I have but was told it is not a DSG. It's a Aisin 8 speed auto.
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To regen it needs a certain soot level and a warm engine, warm underhood, or about 35 miles. A Vagcom obd/cpu analyzer can give you the soot load. If the fans run on shutdown, you may or may not have completed the regen. The fans indicate it is over 160 degrees under the hood and you are cooking rubber components hence the burning rubber smell.

If you are running on cruise control, on the highway, you'll might not know you are cycling. Otherwise, Throttle gets boggy, there is hesitation, engine feels rough and noisy, and eventually you lose mileage from the fuel dump.

Regen pre-fix was about once every 100miles. It now occurs every 50, or for me, every other day. If it doesn't make you crazy, be thankful.
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My wife has a 13 beetle DSG, and she came in the house saying she broke her car, LOL.
It was the fans running after regen. I had no idea. I cycled the start button and it stopped. Now we know.
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I have Torque pro app but have only used it in the VW to read that CEL I got. Are all the readings like EGT and boost pressure available on there? Are there any "hidden" ones that require the PID settings. Can the Torque read the soot level? How accurate is the MPG reading on Torque on a TDI? It was way, way off on my Cummins but it may have had either aftermarket injectors or worn injectors that were overfueling compared to what the computer thought it was getting.
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Well the Cummins didn't get an egr until around 2006 and if they didnt go 400,000 miles the owners would think they got a lemon as over a million miles on the block, bearings, heads, rings, valves, was the norm not the exception.
The engine may go 1 million miles in your VW but the rest of the car will bankrupt you long before then. My old Jetta started falling about about 200K miles. The new ones don't appear to be much better. 3 people at my wife's work bought dieselgate Jettas after we got ours and all of them have had problems. Ours got a new sunroof seal under warranty this past summer. Took the dealer 3 days to fix it.


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I only have 120 miles on my car. Last night we went on a bit longer drive with some highway and low and behold when I shut it off the fans continued to run and you could smell it so I just interrupted my first regen. Now I have nothing but to and from work scheduled which is only 10 mins and the car barely reaches normal operating temps. So I have to take a trip just to hopefully get a regen? It would have been no problem last night to let it run and finish it's regen had I known it was happening. Good news is it was getting 30 mpg at 70 mph and more like 40 mpg at 55 mph.

I also dont know what DSG stands for. I assume you are just talking automatic transmission which I have but was told it is not a DSG. It's a Aisin 8 speed auto.
No, you don't have to take a highway drive to regen unless you get the DPF (diesel particulate filter) warning light. Just drive it and relax, the car will do what it needs to do.

Just a warning, lots of short trips where the car barely warms up will shorten the life of your DPF. Idling is even worse and was most of the problem when DPFs first were introduced into the heavy duty market.

DSG stands for Direct Shift Gearbox, and is VW's name for their automated manual transmission. It is the "automatic" used in VW 2.0L TDIs. It is also the transmission you see in all the before / after dieselgate articles because they make up more than 90% of sales. When we bought our TDI last year I looked for a manual but couldn't find one within a reasonable driving distance. The dealer we purchase from had 1 manual out of 65 TDI Sportwagens.


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