I may have to sell the ST and buy two other cars. Anyone have any experience or knowledge of the Leon FR TDI 170? I am possibly looking at economy with a bit of welly.
yep - DPFs are a nightmare. DPF removal as part of the remapping process used to be fairly common place - not sure how well that would go down with the newer MOT rules though.I bought a new FR TDI in 2009 after owning the old shape from new, unknowingly to me it had the new particular filter on (EU rules) which if not taken on regular distance runs to get high running temperatures it does not burn off the build up of soot, so it gets blocked up which gives dash warning lights and eventually, if not taken on a long run, puts the engine in to limp mode if ignored.
It was the same dealer who I had bought my previous FR from and had known this problem but omitted telling me these facts when part x'ing although I had only done 15k in 3years so fairly obvious I was not doing many distant runs.
I eventually found I was being dictated to by the car on how and where to drive, as most of my driving is in the city the xmas lights on the dash kept lighting up so I would have to find a motorway for a run whether I liked it or not!
After lots of arguing the dealer agreed to exchange for a petrol FR, although slightly out of pocket I was much happier as drive was far smoother aswell. Morale of the story NO more diesels for me.