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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old January 23rd, 2019, 15:34   #61
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Has anybody released an advanced tuning box, like the Burger Motorsports JB1/JB4 for Mk7 EA888 (and BMWs)?


Flashing a 2015 TDI back to stock will still result in problems with future warranty claims due to the flash count not matching the expected number of flashes. (I'm not sure how far back this program goes, so it could be earlier than the mk7s)



Whenever the dealership connects your car (a 2015 or newer VW/Audi) to the diagnostic computer for any reason, the number of ECU flashes is the first thing that is checked and sent to the mothership at VWOA, and I gather that area of the ECU is encrypted and hasn't been cracked.... If the number of flashes doesn't match the expected number, for any reason, then the car is branded as previously tuned and will not receive warranty coverage. (this has even included at least one CPO car that I'm aware of)



Also, it's not something the dealership can avoid doing, even if they are 'cool with mods'... It actually came about because some Audi dealers were cool with mods, cool enough with them that they themselves sold aggressive tunes, and then billed VAG for anything that went pop. (similar thing happened with BMWs years back) The extra money from the warranty work incentivized them to excessively aggressively tune the cars....

"Hey, how come Audi of Tuktoyaktuk has so many turbo failure claims?" wonders VWOA before googling their way to Audi of Tuktoyaktuk's website to see that they sell Stasis tunes and advertise them as "ProTuning with a Warranty"



edit: links to a couple things about stasis

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...ropping-STaSIS
https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...ut-of-business


A Tuning box like the BMS JB4 on my GTI is reversible and undetectable. Anybody make one yet?
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 18:35   #62
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One of the DTUK tuning boxes, according to DTUK, works on these engines. Not sure you'll find many people using it so reviews will be hard to come by. Not sure they have a distributor in North America.

There are people that are tuned that claim not to have been flagged TD1 but it's certainly a risk. And you can only be denied warranty claims for parts affected by your tune.

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You don't need no stinkin' warranty . If hiding tunes is a big priority, you can remove the ecu and have it boot-loaded. That won't show on the flash counter. A few of the smarter tuning boxes aren't half bad these days, though.
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There are tools that will not increase the counter on the ecu. Another option is to buy a second ECU cheap and tune on that one
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Old February 1st, 2019, 11:58   #65
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I have a 2015 Audi A3 2.0L TDI (150hp?) I'm considering keeping, rather than giving it back to the factory. I just added coilovers and love the car now, but a little more power is always welcome.

I don't want to do anything that will reduce fuel economy (other than when I lay my foot into it) and I would prefer not to do any hardware mods (turbo, injectors, etc).

Other than Malone, what are my tuning options?

Can provide dieselgate retuning overhere.
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