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Audi SUVs (Q7 & Q5) and other V6 TDIs Discussions area for Audi Q7 and Q5 TDI (2009+ in Canada & the US) as well as others with the V6 TDI such as the A6, A7 and A8 sedans.

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Old May 28th, 2017, 03:53   #16
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I haven't tried it with the paddle shifters, but using sport mode makes a big difference in the pickup.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 18:11   #17
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Mileage for another tank came to 35.8, a personal best. My average is pulling up bit by bit. I'm a bit surprised, since my wife drove about half of the miles, haha. Maybe leaving the mpg average in the cockpit display is wearing off on her some, haha.

I'll do a third tank my normal way (emphasizing efficiency) and then start playing more with D, S, and paddle shift power delivery experiments. Then I'll end with some summary comments.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 20:14   #18
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Another 35.8 tank. So mpg went up about 1-1.5 mpg tops. I have been using sport mode to check power, and it feels better, but it is very subjective. Also the paddle shifters are just too tempting, lol! I prefer them much to sport mode. I am running tires at about the end of their tread life so don't want to do insane driving until they are changed in the fall.

I'd be open to testing in ways anyone suggests. Barry has some diagnostic tools and might weigh in.

I long ago decided that the Chipwerke was worth the $300 entry fee. It suits my style of driving, which is mostly for efficiency except for about 5 times per outing when I floor it, lol. It seems to give a modest bump to my already great mpg. If you do a ton of stop and go, then you might not be the best candidate for either a Chipwerke or a diesel engine, haha. For me, a rural/highway driver, the Chipwerke puts a little bit of icing on top of the diesel cake. When my warranty expires I will look seriously at an ECU tune, with or without an emissions system modification.

Thanks for following this thread.
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Old July 25th, 2017, 23:30   #19
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Forgive my ignorance here, but I assume this is the 2.0L in this vehicle?

I'm still looking at diesel options out there for my next ride. BMW x5 is out of the running after some reading on the mpg figures they post and my Q7 options are severely limited. Kind of leaning towards the Q5 TDI now that I see those mpg figures. I drive 25,000/yr for work and used to drive a Jetta TDI so I miss the efficiency diesel can offer. But now I have a family and pull a boat often so I need something with more room and can tow.

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Old July 26th, 2017, 10:57   #21
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I saw that much, but the way he wrote it I thought it eluded to the 3.0 being in the Touareg he used to own, not the q5 he now has. Which is why I asked for clarification.

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Old July 27th, 2017, 15:42   #22
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I get great mileage with the 3.0 Q5 in a rural use/highway setting. Chipwerke helps a little, and using paddle shifters (part of the sport package) also helps a little. When in Knoxville, as I occasionally am, my efficiency goes down between 4-7 mpg depending on route and traffic
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Old December 16th, 2017, 15:52   #23
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I'm bumping this thread, because with the Q5 (PC category) fix expected soon, I will soon have some news to share about how the fix performs under Chipwerke. With some drivers displeased with the fix on their SUV, Chipwerke could represent a very affordable solution, if it works.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 03:33   #24
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I'm bumping this thread, because with the Q5 (PC category) fix expected soon, I will soon have some news to share about how the fix performs under Chipwerke. With some drivers displeased with the fix on their SUV, Chipwerke could represent a very affordable solution, if it works.
Is there an approved fix for the Q5 yet? I checked yesterday and the website hasn’t shown a fix for the A6, A7, A8, or Q5. If there’s a buyback I’ll definitely sell both back and buy another Audi.

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Old December 17th, 2017, 04:10   #25
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Fix due 12/20. I am not expecting a buyback Christmas present. I think all signs point to a fix. But, we’ll know something more in a few days.
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It’s due on the 20th, but they haven’t approved one yet.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 11:16   #27
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Hey guys!!

This is my first post but I have been a long-term lurker.

I am subscribing to this post because I am about to trade my 2011 Q7 TDI in for a 2015 Q7 TDI and I fear I am going to be disappointed long-term with the fix performance.

With the serious extended warranty, it would be foolish to get the car flagged TD1 with the possibility of denying warranty claims for expensive components.

Very curious to see what you think about the performance after the fix, and after installing the ChipWerke.

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Old January 25th, 2018, 11:09   #28
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Barry’s had the fix done on his Q5s and one of them runs a Chipwerke. He reports (in the dieselgate thread) a “tremendous” increase in power over normal fixed Q5. I’ll be in for the fix on mine mid February, and will add my two cents on whether the Chipwerke still feels like a good purchase. Remember, the key for me is *not voiding the extended warranty* which I’ll have until 2024, and retaining fuel efficiency and reliable power.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 13:40   #29
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have you done any logs with the requested channels by Owain?
If you could run a log with those channels, then run with it again withh the box disconnected please.
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have you done any logs with the requested channels by Owain?
If you could run a log with those channels, then run with it again withh the box disconnected please.
Speaking for myself...I took it at the time that Owain’s interest was not entirely impartial. Can you explain what you are seeking to show? Nobody disagrees, certainly not I, that a piggyback and an ECU tune are very different. One is like makeup, and the other is like plastic surgery. That is why it voids the manufacturer’s warranty. Indeed, if I get to the end of my warranty, I may get an ECU tune myself. Two different animals.
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