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I've recently bought a 2.0TDI Eos. I always knew it had a DPF, and that the worst case scenario is that I might need to replace it, and they're somewhat expensive. Anyway, coming home yesterday on the motorway the engine management light came on. This morning I scanned it, its P2002 - Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency below Threshold Bank 1. And I've (for now) cleared it and I guess it might come on again soon.

1) Can I assume I can pretty much continue using the car, at least until the next MoT when it might be an issue?
2) Is it worth trying to force regen the DPF by getting (probably) a garage with the appropriate diagnostic computer - VCDS I think it is? - to set something, then take it for a long drive on the motorway or something like that?
3) Is it worth buying VCDS? I think it starts about $200 or so
 

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I've recently bought a 2.0TDI Eos. I always knew it had a DPF, and that the worst case scenario is that I might need to replace it, and they're somewhat expensive. Anyway, coming home yesterday on the motorway the engine management light came on. This morning I scanned it, its P2002 - Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency below Threshold Bank 1. And I've (for now) cleared it and I guess it might come on again soon.



1) Can I assume I can pretty much continue using the car, at least until the next MoT when it might be an issue?

2) Is it worth trying to force regen the DPF by getting (probably) a garage with the appropriate diagnostic computer - VCDS I think it is? - to set something, then take it for a long drive on the motorway or something like that?

3) Is it worth buying VCDS? I think it starts about $200 or so


A forced regen is a must, the last thing you will want to replace is a DPF at about£1800 from VW and don’t go for a pattern one as they are crap IMHO.

Mick


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I had in my mind £400-500 for a decent, but probably not genuine, DPF. Obviously I am aware prices vary etc and there's some rubbish ones out there. mickjane2 how much did you pay for your DPF or what issues did you see with the pattern part?
 

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I had in my mind £400-500 for a decent, but probably not genuine, DPF. Obviously I am aware prices vary etc and there's some rubbish ones out there. mickjane2 how much did you pay for your DPF or what issues did you see with the pattern part?


We had grief with a Eurocarparts one, it blocked after about 10 miles, VW one fitted an no issues.


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Understandable - I've had plenty of hassle with ECP parts. Browsing eBay it seems an average price for an aftermarket one (with a warranty, not sure how useful though) is about £350-400, but the fitting isn't trivial and needs some kind of special tools? (And probably a VCDS reset to indicate a new one has been fitted?)
 

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Search the web because there are now specialist firms who will clean out and test dpfs. by testing I think they measure flow and pressure drop before and after cleaning.
 
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