Originally Posted by Feyd
Anyone have an estimated life-span for a DPF?
The end of life for the DPF is until it can no longer be cleaned, which is pretty much until the stainless steel hosing rusts out.
It must be removed and cleaned when soot loading reaches 45 grams. VW says to check it at 120,000 miles and every 10,000 miles afterwards. Take a look at the immobilizer page, on page 2 it shows how to check.