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Dieselgate - VW Group Emission Scandal Discussion around the VW Dieselgate Emissions scandal. Details and news updates can be viewed here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=448336 This forum is a work in progress depending on requirements, usage, etc.

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Old April 15th, 2019, 19:28   #46
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Just be careful and don't squeeze the gasoline nozzle in the tank, LOL.
Unleaded gas nozzle will physically not fit into diesel filler. I found this out after I accidentally grabbed the unleaded pump handle and tried for a full minute of me trying to fit it.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 20:48   #47
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Unleaded gas nozzle will physically not fit into diesel filler. I found this out after I accidentally grabbed the unleaded pump handle and tried for a full minute of me trying to fit it.
Yeah, and many here believe the restriction device that prevents that from happening is a piece of crap and should be removed so that any size will fit. After all, they are TDI guys and would never accidentally put gas in a diesel, they are way too smart and super competent at all times. Just ask um.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 05:42   #48
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Amazing indeed! Considering the number of high mileage 3.0 vehicles under emissions warranty and dealership service incompetence, Im sure well be hearing more stories like this. One more reason not to tune your ride until the warranty has expired.

I hope to be one of them. Over 30 days at dealer (still there) and 4-5 attempts to fix the same problem without any luck. Hopefully will hear from someone soon, but not sure how Ill fare, as I was not original owner. I did have the car for phase 2 though.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 11:20   #49
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Took back the car this morning, waiting to meet up with a buyback specialist to do the inspection next Monday.

By the way, they replaced the HPFP three times, each time with a different new unit, with costs over $25,000. Plus the loaner Macan $80 a day for 90 days.

So the total cost was well over $30,000. But the car is barely worth $16,000 on Kbb after the repair if there is someone who wants it.

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Old April 16th, 2019, 11:30   #50
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Took back the car this morning, waiting to meet up with a buyback specialist to do the inspection next Monday.

By the way, they replaced 3 different HPFPs, total cost was over $25,000 plus a new battery, plus the loaner Macan, $80 a day for 90 days. The car is barely worth $16,000 on Kbb after the repair if there is someone who wants it.
A bit off track, but I wonder if they would even bother to remarket this vehicle? As a lemon/buyback, wouldn't corporate still be required to warranty the emissions system?
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Old April 16th, 2019, 16:34   #51
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A bit off track, but I wonder if they would even bother to remarket this vehicle? As a lemon/buyback, wouldn't corporate still be required to warranty the emissions system?
I would send it straight to the crasher instead of resell it. There is still close to 3 year/31k miles worth of warranty to cover. The potential repair cost could well surpass the selling price, yet again.

But corporation may not always make their decision based on individual cases.

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Old April 16th, 2019, 17:13   #52
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Yeah, and many here believe the restriction device that prevents that from happening is a piece of crap and should be removed so that any size will fit. After all, they are TDI guys and would never accidentally put gas in a diesel, they are way too smart and super competent at all times. Just ask um.
I would rather know it's impossible to put unleaded in and use a fill adapter for the odd outdated diesel pump, rather than knowing unleaded could get in by accident.
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Old April 29th, 2019, 14:14   #53
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I wonder if any more stories like this. Since they've butchered my 2015 A6 with "the fix", I keep thinking every day I drive it - "There is something definitely wrong with this car - the jerkiness in low rpm gears 2-3 (engine surging), the lack power when you need it followed by too much power by the time it is too late, general unpredictability compared to the way it used to drive..." But no CEL comes on and thus the dealership claims - car is performing the way it was designed to perform after the fix... Bunch a crap. So I keep hoping something will happen where they admit the last of this mistake and take these cars back or actually fix them to perform the way they used to. Which have also now depreciated significantly, I couldn't believe the drop in value when I looked it up the other day.
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Old April 29th, 2019, 20:50   #54
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I wish they would correctly fix my A8L, or buy it back. Before the fix it drove so smooth. Gobs of power, smooth and quiet, and by far the best engine for the car (even better than the v12).

After the fix? Lumpy, loud idle. Power is way down. Torque is dramatically reduced, passing cars is now something you have to plan more carefully. Fuel economy is much, much worse. AdBlue usage is way up. I can't even make it 10K miles before filling up again. Free adblue refills at dealer, but you have to make an appointment and pickup car an hour later. Not free if you're count waste of time.

I also have a Q5 TDI, and it has identical problems, but the A8 is way way worse. I think the heavy weight of the car is the root, which makes the diminished engine shine worse.
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