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    Thread: VW 'Drive Cycle' after clearing a CEL

    1. Senior Member ClockworkChad's Avatar
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      03-03-2005 03:27 PM #1
      I need to know the 'drive cycle' for my car before i can pass emissions.

      Ive been driving the thing for 2 and a half weeks and figured id get the drive cycle through just by dumb luck. I called the stealership they said 'let it sit for 5 mins'.

      Does anyone know ?

      i hear its in the bentley.... but i dont have one.

      Thanks

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      03-03-2005 03:28 PM #2
      unplug the battery terminals,let it sit for about 20 minutes,plug em back up,start the car,let it idle for 10 minutes...something like that...then go driving

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      03-03-2005 03:40 PM #3
      the car just has to reach normal operating temperature and then cool down completely again.
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      03-03-2005 05:35 PM #4
      are you sure ?? ive driven it all over for long periods of time and its still not ready. The closest think i heard was over 3k on the rpms consistently for 13 minutes. Does anyone have a bentley ?
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      03-03-2005 06:08 PM #5
      if you have a friend that works at autozone, get them to clear it... or drive up to NH and i'll clear it for you
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      03-03-2005 06:13 PM #6
      no, he's not trying to clear it. he already did that. after you clear the car, it needs to go thru a cycle until the computer gives it a "readiness code." if you go to get inspected and you don't have the readiness code, they fail you. it prevents you from pulling the codes and going directly to the inspection station.

      that sounds weird. try going for a drive on the highway.

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      03-04-2005 10:57 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Pf3il »
      no, he's not trying to clear it. he already did that. after you clear the car, it needs to go thru a cycle until the computer gives it a "readiness code." if you go to get inspected and you don't have the readiness code, they fail you. it prevents you from pulling the codes and going directly to the inspection station.

      that sounds weird. try going for a drive on the highway.

      tahts the thing, i HAVE been on the highway, for like 300 miles.

      It says it in the bentley, can someone look for me ?

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      03-04-2005 11:02 AM #8
      did you try what i said?

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      03-04-2005 05:19 PM #9
      no, you said 'or something like that' leaving me to believe its not going to work. I just need someone with the bently.....
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      03-04-2005 06:46 PM #10
      straight from the bentley

      Note: engine must not be switched off during the test sequence.

      interuptions will require a restart of sequence.

      1. switch ignition on for approximately 30 seconds but do not start engine.
      2. start engine and let run at idle
      3. increase engine speed to 3000-3500 RPM for 90 seconds to heat up the three way Catalytic Converter (twc)
      4. with the vehicle stationary, run the engine at idle for 40 seconds.
      5. test drive for a minimum of 13 minutes
      manual trans -3rd gear
      auto- range 3
      test drive must be carried out without interruption, which means steady pressure on the throttle so that deceleration fuel shutoff is not activated nor is the throttle allowed back to the idle position.
      6. allow the engine to run at idle for a minimum of 13 minutes
      7. after completion of the test sequience, reconnect to the scan too and observe display.

      repeat if still not set.

      damn that was lots of typing.


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      03-04-2005 08:11 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by jhayesvw »
      straight from the bentley

      Note: engine must not be switched off during the test sequence.

      interuptions will require a restart of sequence.

      1. switch ignition on for approximately 30 seconds but do not start engine.
      2. start engine and let run at idle
      3. increase engine speed to 3000-3500 RPM for 90 seconds to heat up the three way Catalytic Converter (twc)
      4. with the vehicle stationary, run the engine at idle for 40 seconds.
      5. test drive for a minimum of 13 minutes
      manual trans -3rd gear
      auto- range 3
      test drive must be carried out without interruption, which means steady pressure on the throttle so that deceleration fuel shutoff is not activated nor is the throttle allowed back to the idle position.
      6. allow the engine to run at idle for a minimum of 13 minutes
      7. after completion of the test sequience, reconnect to the scan too and observe display.

      repeat if still not set.

      damn that was lots of typing.

      thanks alot, thats exactly what i needed !! a for your efforts.

      does -3 gear for manaul mean below 3rd gear ??

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      03-04-2005 11:31 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by ChadMk3 »

      thanks alot, thats exactly what i needed !! a for your efforts.

      does -3 gear for manaul mean below 3rd gear ??

      no it just says 3rd gear.
      sorry about the confusion.


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