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  1. 1.6 tdi and short Journeys 
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    Sorry if this has been asked before but I could not find a thread on it with the search functions, so if there is a thread that covers this please point it out to me.

    I am about to change from my 02 Passat TDI sport to hopefully a Octavia of around 2011 age.

    I have been to look at a few with the 1.6tdi engine and have heard a lot of talk of the sort "If you do short journeys / less than 10k a year the DPF will self destruct"

    I do not do a lot of miles, so this has put me off the the diesels. I don't mind the petrol and would settle for a 1.4tsi but they are like hens teeth second hand.

    So is real or just car sale men cobblers ??
     
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    sale men cobblers

    We don't have any diesels in stock, but this petrol car will do you okay.

    Doing 12,000 miles a year saves you 500 per year on a diesel car.


    Forget the car salesman, all you have to do is drive at slightly higher revs than a petrol. People don't know that you just boot the car once a month to clear out the exhaust in a diesel car, hence the DPF .

    Petrol cars are just as prone to problems as diesel, spark plugs, coil packs, etc .................................................. ....................... don't go back to petrol is my advice
    VW POLO 2002 1.2 12v , Audi A6 2006 2.0 TDi SE , Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDi

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    all depends on how far your journeys are and what sort of driving. you could be sat in traffic most of the time, which is bad, or doing 3 mile journeys on a roads, which is also bad. you need to be doing journeys where the car gets to temp and the odd longer journey, or you will soon be needing a new dpf and they are not cheap. so overall annual mileage is not important, but the actual journeys are.
    Audi 80 tdi avant with 360,000 miles...
     
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    That's the potential problem I have. I recently moved house and my commute is now a 10 minute journey instead of 20. This has started causing problems with my current 1.9tdi with sticking vnt vains. I do longer journeys at the weekend. I am concerned that did engines won't like this

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    Did = DPF

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    buy a petrol, get a bus pass, get a bike, walk etc... there are plenty of options.
    Audi 80 tdi avant with 360,000 miles...
     
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    Sticking vnt vanes is inevitable 100K plus irrespective of journey length as diesel exhaust gasses are sooty and even more sooty when the egr is active .

    Just cut n shut the dpf and remap and ride the effortless wave of torque and great mpg .
     
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    Short journeys in a petrol, just means the choke is working longer & your wasting fuel

    Maybe getting a smaller engine like a 1.0 or 1.2 petrol is what you need

    Like a Polo/ Fabia etc

    I love my wifes 1.4 tdi Fabia estate , 55 mpg and she is doing 10 miles to work
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    Thank you for your replies, I have gone down the petrol road and not a VAG one at that (hangs head in shame)

    When I did the sums it would take 5 years to get back the extra cost of buying the diesel versions of the cars I was looking at in fuel savings. I was also mightily impressed with the way the modern petrol's performed so for me it was the better solution.

    So goodbye to all on the Forum for now a I say goodbye to my beloved Passat 1.9TDI
     
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