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Old October 9th, 2018, 20:59   #1
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3500 miles so far on my "new" '16 Lux TDI.

Love everything about except my only complaint is the turbo lag is insane.... Is it a big turbo thus the lag? Will a tune help fix that?
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Old October 10th, 2018, 13:00   #2
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Chances are it was the fix that created this issue. Others have found solutions such as a throttle reset, some have added an inline box to improve rail pressure...don't void your warranty!!!
Search through the Dieselgate section,and the performance section.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 17:10   #3
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Someone with these symptoms found out it was the EGR valve.
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Old October 19th, 2018, 06:10   #4
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I will be going on a 1500 mi trip tomorrow and will report how it performs. It has 2000 miles on it now. So far I haven't felt a big change vs my 2012,but there are subtle difference in the tranny shifting when cold.
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Old October 24th, 2018, 20:33   #5
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I didn't even know they made 2016's Touareg's. I thought they stopped at 2015. I wish they made 2016 Q7's.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 14:15   #6
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I finished the trip south 1800 miles. Mt observation on performance is that the car does drive differently than the 2012. It drops down a gear quickly when power is applied. I feel it is not needed for the performance to be fine,but the programing is what it is. Maybe do a reprogram to simulate the previous program.

I don't get the sense of lag on pick up from dead stop,so the op seees something I don't. Mileage is almost the same,so I am pleased overall.
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