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Old 10-28-2018, 08:30 AM
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You will hate the car post fix fyi....

Worse mileage, higher def consumption and nasty transmission strategy.

All of which can be fixed with a tune of course.
Who is the go to tuner for these cars?

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Old 10-28-2018, 08:39 AM
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Who is the go to tuner for these cars?

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Malone for aftermarket stuff.

That of course voids the warranty instantly which you won't want to do unless it's a high miler.

I know a guy in PA who is flashing these TDIs back to the pre fix strategy and knows how to fool the flash counter etc so it's virtually undetectable. I mean, not like it will hurt the car, it's a factory flash but VW loves voiding warranty. Only problem is you have to send him the actual ECM and he bench flashes it.

I would collect the remainder of the payout and go that route personally.

Biggest complaint post fix is the elevated shift points which makes the car feel gutless and NUTS turbo lag. Basically they are combating NOx emissions so they don't want the engine to lug at all. Kind of ruins the TDI experience as that's what they were known for. Also when it's cold, it runs so bad you think something is wrong with it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:54 PM
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Malone for aftermarket stuff.

That of course voids the warranty instantly which you won't want to do unless it's a high miler.

I know a guy in PA who is flashing these TDIs back to the pre fix strategy and knows how to fool the flash counter etc so it's virtually undetectable. I mean, not like it will hurt the car, it's a factory flash but VW loves voiding warranty. Only problem is you have to send him the actual ECM and he bench flashes it.

I would collect the remainder of the payout and go that route personally.

Biggest complaint post fix is the elevated shift points which makes the car feel gutless and NUTS turbo lag. Basically they are combating NOx emissions so they don't want the engine to lug at all. Kind of ruins the TDI experience as that's what they were known for. Also when it's cold, it runs so bad you think something is wrong with it.
Thanks for the info! I'm leaning more towards the 2.5right now for simplicity's sake, but I want to test drive the TDI before we make a decision.

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the info! I'm leaning more towards the 2.5right now for simplicity's sake, but I want to test drive the TDI before we make a decision.

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Test driving the tdi will probably make you want the tdi. Lol

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