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Yes, I'm an idiot. I've had my 2012 TDI for two months, and my DPF Light is on. I need major assistance with the regen process, and I'm sure you experts can translate the below for me, or even tell me if this is the process I should follow when attempting to start the manual regen.

I tried last night to drive with the car in 5th gear, keeping the RPM's above 2000, but I kept the speed above 60 mph for what I measured to be around 10 minutes. Driving here in Denver, it's difficult to keep this process going because of overpopulation, aka traffic is a b!%@#. I found the below online and was wondering if someone can simplify this for me. From what I understand, I need to keep the car above 2K RPM, speed above 40 MPH, for 10-15 minutes, and the regen process should clear the light. If I'm wrong, correct the hell out of me, because I want to keep this car, and I need to know how to maintain this.

Thanks in advance for dealing with my stupidity; I'm a desk jockey with no automotive intelligence whatsoever.

Regeneration while Driving
Prerequisites (General):

  • Ignition ON
  • Engine ON (Idle)
  • Coolant Temperature above 70 °C (see MVB 002.4)
  • Particle Filter Load below Specification (see MVB 108.2/3, VCDS should give the specified values)
    • If the Particle Filter Load is above Specification the Particle Filter needs to be replaced since the car may burn down when regenerating.
    • If the Particle Filter Load value in MVB 108 is blank, use alternate group 241.2/3 instead.
  • Power Consumers ON (Light, Seat Heating, Front/Rear Window Heater, Climate Control)
  • Engine Hood Closed
Conditions (Driving Cycle):

  • Vehicle Speed above 60 km/h (40 MPH)
  • Engine Speed between 2000-2500 RPM (4th or 5th Gear, Automatic Transmission in Tiptronic)
  • Duration approx. 10-15 Minutes
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature before Turbo Charger above 170 °C (MVB 099.2)
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature before Diesel Particle Filter above 150 °C (MVB 099.3)
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature after Diesel Particle Filter above 150 °C (MVB 099.4)
 

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