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HELP!!!!DPF Light on A4 Advant 07 S-Line 170BHP

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Hi

My DPF warning light has come on and now my Glow-plug light is flashing and the engine management light is permenetly on and my car is in limp mode.

does anybody know what I need to do to get this sorted?

can I still drive it(to the garage for instance)?

advise needed ASAP

Thanks in advance

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Go drive it in third at about 50 mph on the dual to regenerate the DPF. That is when DPF light comes on. Mind you I had a 170 for 5 years and never had the DPF light on .................. ever. Get it warm and give it an Italian tune.

Actuall that's what you should have done every month.................now I guess its a garage forced regeneration if you are lucky. If not an expensive new DPF will be yours...................

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As per maersk but you need to get on a dual carriageway or motorway and get in 4th gear just under 2000 rpm and go costantly at that rate for around 10-15 mins, the light may not go out during the drive, stop after around 20 mins, switch engine off - remove key and restart again this should set your DPF into regen mode, you must stay on the gas around 1800-2000 rpm You could then do a return journey of the same to ensure it's squeeky clean.

On the DPF models if you drive mixed roads each week like bit of motorway etc then you won't see a problem, if you are around town and A roads this is a feature as you're stop start etc. Crack on and enjoy :)

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Mine did that and tried all sorts to manually fix it. Turned out to be a sensor fault, which was replaced.

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Problem sorted went for a cruise(in limp mode)at between 50/60 mph in 4th gear with no cruise control for 15/20 mins on a motorway and DPF filter is completely cleared(for now)and car is now running like a dream again,thank goodness.

My mate plugged his laptop into the my motor and monitored it all the way he told me not to let the fuel run below a quarter of a tank and don't use cruise control when clearing the DPF filter as the program within the engine management does not function properly.

Hope this helps someone else as its a common problem on most modern cars(according to my mate)and is simple solution.

I LOVE MY AUDI AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks

Gazdaves

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