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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Diesel particulate filter

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The diesel particulate filter filters out soot particles in the exhaust gas. The soot particles are collected in the filter and burnt off. To assist in this combustion process, Volkswagen recommends that you avoid making only short journeys.

To minimise blockage of the diesel particulate filter, the engine speed in vehicles with an automatic gearbox may increase slightly in order to automatically initiate the cleaning process of the diesel particulate filter. However, the indicator lamp will not light up.

Even when the exhaust purification system is working perfectly, there may be a smell of sulphur from the exhaust in some conditions. This depends on the sulphur content of the fuel being used.

Catalytic converter
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The catalytic converter is used for exhaust gas post-treatment and helps to reduce exhaust emissions. To help ensure long- ...

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Special driving situations
Fig. 170 A: vehicle in a bend B: motorbike in front is outside the range of the radar sensor Fig. 171 C: vehicle is changing lanes. D: turning vehicle, stationary vehicle First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) has physica ...

Opening and closing the bonnet
Fig. 190 In the footwell on the driver side: lever for releasing the bonnet Fig. 191 Release lever for opening the bonnet above the radiator grille First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Opening the bonnet Ensure that the windscreen wiper arms are pos ...

Working on refrigerant circuit
Repairs requiring the opening of the refrigerant circuit must only be carried out by specially trained personnel. Notes on repairs to vehicles with air conditioning and on handling refrigerant can be found in ELSA under → Air c ...

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