Join Date: Nov 2007
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Seriously Pricey DPF...."Stop Safely Now" = new EGT sensor and new DPF
I have a recent flash, still within the 3yr/36K warranty...got the "STOP SAFELY NOW" going uphill at 40mph. I had probably 15 seconds to coast into a nearby parking lot before it shut down completely at 3mph (courtesy of some TSB that I've forgotten). Glad I wasn't towing or on the freeway as that would have been a big mess. It was definitely NOT doing a regen at the time: regens have been every 125 miles like clockwork doing mostly city driving recently. Dash computer says ~11mpg. The programmer that added this shutdown now "feature" obviously never tested it while towing on the freeway!
The verdict: written up with codes 200E and 242E. EGT sensor was out of range high. The EGT sensor broke while removing it leaving half of it in the DPF so I got a shiny new DPF for free.
Now for the sticker shock:
8C3Z*12B591*D sensor - exhaust gas - tempera list $77.28 net $64.92
9C3Z*5H221*B FIlter ASY - Diesel Particle list $2825.80 net $1780.25
7C3Z*5H247*B Kit - Exhaust System Mountings list $84.99 net $79.72
at least the injectors are ok. Throw in probably 3hrs of labor (don't know book times/rate) and this easily adds up to over $3K. Thankfully I didn't have to pay for anything.
I will say that the DPF delete aftermarket tune and exhaust pipes are looking better and better as soon as the warranty is gone. IIRC the DPF is covered under a federal 10/100K emissions warranty but no matter how you look at it that is one seriously expensive part. Gotta wonder if the 2011's DPF is cheaper...
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