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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    I'm curious whether the dyno chart looks significantly different, implying different midrange torque/power. Yes, it'd be difficult to get data on the change in part-throttle performance, but full-throttle data would be pretty easy to compare. Even some before and after VCDS logs of boost...
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    Anyone willing to put their TDI on a dyno before and after the fix? Gonna need some hard data to prove they are now "garbage"
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    I'd bet the Audi and VW engine programming are the exact same. Transmission schedules might differ (Audi being the "sport" brand), but considering there is an S mode when we want it to be sporty I don't see why they'd bother making the Touareg and Q7 any different. As to warmup, mine...
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    Others brought up good points but I had one big point to add. We don't know exactly how fuel economy is calculated, and whether anything about those calculations changed with the fix. Yes, I get that you can calculate fuel use over distance, but there is no direct measurement of injected fuel...
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    Until you document miles driven against fuel you actually pump into the tank you can't claim a mileage hit post-fix. The car's calculation of mileage is notoriously inaccurate, and may be more-so with VW having been mandated to change operational parameters of the engine, but not being required...
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    Yeah, i'm not happy with the big flat spot on the lesser half of throttle pedal travel. Taking a right turn from one road onto another I dip into the throttle expecting it to go somewhere and it just sits there until I stomp on it. I'm thinking the idea of a tune is gaining some traction in...
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    2014 Q7 TDI Gen 2 POST UPGRADE Results

    Got mine done a couple days ago. Same off the line, feels WAY flatter in midrange and higher RPM. More "diesel clatter" in certain conditions.. definitely less downshifting/engine braking than before. The battle between extended warranty and stage 1 or 2 malone is tipping toward malone...
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    11/6/17, can't schedule 3.0 fix...surprised.

    How were you initially informed that the restitution was cut in half? I brought it in to the dealer for the fix, where they couldn't get started due to the claim number not working. Called claims and I found out there are two previous claims on my vehicle but the guy on the phone is saying...
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    11/6/17, can't schedule 3.0 fix...surprised.

    I'm hoping the mileage drop is temporary while the engine and transmission relearn various adaptation values. Either way I'll take the money then decide whether an extended warranty or stage 1 is more appropriate.
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    T2/T3 battery life

    I was hoping for the hinges in my 2013 but no joy.. appears all 4 bolts have to come out, and as it is access to the rear inner one is limited. Had to cut off a triple-square adapter and use a wrench on it, my stubby triple-square bits weren't short enough. Sounds like mine has a couple more...
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    T2/T3 battery life

    Bought a 2013 recently and noticed it has the original battery. And that thing is a PAIN to change.. Got me wondering how long these things typically last, and whether I should look at changing it before the thing leaves me stranded. So, guys with 2009+ TDI touaregs.. how long have your...
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    Dieselgate for tuned cars

    Car went back yesterday, no issues. Rawtek exhaust, FMIC, CR170 turbo, S3 IC, half of the 2micron kit, HPEGR delete, etc. All I did was put the engine cover back on.. though the rep never even opened the hood.
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    Buyback and getting a GTI, what are some of the deals you're getting?

    I'm seeing 7k off MSRP in north VA dealers on GTI sports.. that's 3.5k more discount than locally. Easily worth flying up and driving back, though I'd rather the first 1.5k miles of engine break-in not be freeway, personally. Maybe even get the car shipped. I know the end of the year is the...
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    Texans need to do this after buyback

    Guess it didn't go well?
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    Texans need to do this after buyback

    Where can we get more details on this?
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