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    So i removed the wheels, i had to remove the...

    So i removed the wheels, i had to remove the rotor too to access the adjuster screw for the air gaps (could not access it through any holes in the rotor) but the problem is that when i am adjusting,...
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    The air gaps readinggs on VCDS are now 3.8 and...

    The air gaps readinggs on VCDS are now 3.8 and 3.9 respectively. i don't know how they changed so much because i did not touch anything near the wheel...
    do i need to go there and adjust them...
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    Hi Uwe, Here's the Autoscan. I want to say...

    Hi Uwe,

    Here's the Autoscan. I want to say that i have tried the video "grinding in" and basic settings procedure but the damn thing does not want to calibrate even though i get no errors while...
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    Sorry to revive this thread after such a long...

    Sorry to revive this thread after such a long time but I had a problem with my EPB on my 2012 Touareg. The switch went dead because it had soda in there. Now i cleaned it and it works but when i...
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    So the two monitor had not shown ready after...

    So the two monitor had not shown ready after driving 500 miles BUT CA BAR rules say that a Diesel can pass smog with two monitors ready (only EVAP for gas cars) which the smog guy didn't know. So all...
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    Forced OBD readiness with VCDS

    I have done a repair on a 2012 Touareg TDI with the help of VCDS but my OBD readiness is not resetting.

    I saw some postings that tests can be run with the old Vag-com but my VCDS interface does...
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    so here's an update for everyone: the problem...

    so here's an update for everyone:

    the problem with the boost pressure was a cracked intercooler on the driver side. The connector to the intake manifold was cracked and was leaking.
    I used a fog...
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    thanks Jack. are you saying that since the...

    thanks Jack.


    are you saying that since the turbocharger passed the VCDS test, it is neither the WG nor the N75 ?

    I suppose I have to test all the hoses. I can't see any of them being cracked...
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    I did a turbocharger test on VCDS IDE000457 and...

    I did a turbocharger test on VCDS IDE000457 and it was successful.

    I am not sure how to test the Wastegate or the N75 on VCDS. the forums say that go to Basic Settings, and then Group 11 but I...
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    update again: took it for a drive and as soon as...

    update again: took it for a drive and as soon as I got to 40 mph, I got into limp mode again. no DTCs but

    I have the following:


    Address 01: Engine (J623-CATA) Labels:....
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    update for everyone: the sensor 4 bank 1 is...

    update for everyone:

    the sensor 4 bank 1 is for the exhaust temp is the one that is going into the DPF. the cable is going all the way behind the firewall and I could not figure out where it plugs...
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    ?? thanks Jack & Uwe! I will check on the sensor...

    ??
    thanks Jack & Uwe! I will check on the sensor (hopefully it is all sooted up and I don't have an ECU issue). Any pointers on where the sensor is? I am looking at VW diagrams and can't tell which...
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    I fixed the MAF sensor (just needed cleaning) and...

    I fixed the MAF sensor (just needed cleaning) and now the boost pressure regulation issue went away. so now the only remaining issue is:

    5258 - Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor 4 Bank 1
    ...
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    yes I just tried it and it failed. I did a new...

    yes I just tried it and it failed.

    I did a new autoscan and I got the following - no errors related to DPF any more (although i do have issues with the MAF still - I will try cleaning it)
    does...
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    this requires me to enter "security access" first...

    this requires me to enter "security access" first but I don't have a code. the only code that pops up on the balloon is the one for DPF emergency regeneration... not initialization...
    can you help?
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    Update on status: I had the DPF replaced. it...

    Update on status:

    I had the DPF replaced. it was a pain - had to break off the six bolts that hold it in place because they were massively corroded and were stuck. The problem is that the bolts...
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    I have no idea. Never done this before. I was...

    I have no idea. Never done this before. I was going to buy a used DPF to replace but people suggested here that it can be cleaned and that you know how...
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    Hi guys, After struggling for two days with...

    Hi guys,

    After struggling for two days with the rusted bolts, I was able to take off 4 out of the 6. I had to either crack them with the wrench and one of them I had to cut with the Dremel). The...
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    update: I put the car on jackstands and all six...

    update: I put the car on jackstands and all six bolts that are holding on to the DPF are fully rusted. I will need a Dremel to take them out it looks like. I will keep you updated on project....
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    Thanks guys that's a lot of help. One more...

    Thanks guys that's a lot of help. One more question, I put the car on jack stands to look underneath where the DPF is at the 2012 Touareg. it looks like I can unlodge it with a few swivel flexible...
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    thanks guys. I am a newbie. Don't I have to cut...

    thanks guys. I am a newbie. Don't I have to cut the DPF open to clean it? I saw some instructions online that I have to cut it open and then re-weld it... Am I wrong?
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    Hi Marin, you had done an ECU reprogram for me a...

    Hi Marin, you had done an ECU reprogram for me a few months back (thanks!)

    So you are saying that it's most likely the DPF? I can get a hold of a used DPF for $400-$500 and from what I see...
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    do you think that the excessive "soot mass...

    do you think that the excessive "soot mass measured" can be resulting in the large measurement at the sensor, in other words, a completely clogged DPF causing the difference in pressure at the sensor...
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    i went back in the car and started it. now...

    i went back in the car and started it. now IDE00427 is hovering around 350hpa at idle. still not at operating temperature (have been running it for 5 mins) and that is after i stepped on the gas a...
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    VW OEM* I meant

    VW OEM* I meant
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