That is most of my question.. when the CR170 turbo got put on, the CR140 and the front two catalysts got sold.
My gut is telling me they won't even buy it back with the big turbo and aftermarket down/midpipe.. simply hooking up their diagnostic tool will tell them that the ECU doesn't have the stock tune either.
So.. any speculation? People thinking they won't let vehicles come back with non-compliant emissions equipment?
I'm not sure either. It would suck to have to reinstall everything and make it run on the stock tune. My 2nd oem turbo is damaged so I'd have to get a turbine wheel and compressor wheel since vw left fod in the intake when replacing the first turbo at 20k. I feel like I would probably run into failed oem parts also and it would cost more $ to go back to stock. I've thought about rolling the dice and reinstalling the damaged turbo to hand it back. Or drilling a hole in the intake elbow in front of my cr170 and rtv the egr pipe in lol. Idk if they'd have any recourse after the sale if they found it. Depends on the terms of buyback. If VIN = X amount of cash regardless or if check engine lights / mods matter. But my argument would be so VW's cheating is somehow more legal than my cheating?? Over the limit is over the limit. It doesn't pass emissions either way. I'm hoping they give best rate for each model without consideration for mileage / mods and condition. I think when under warranty they can make you play by the rules but now you have something that they want and they'll have to answer for the cars that they can't get back. Hopefully anyway. And if the epa was smart, they'd want to pressure vw to get all the cars off the road especially ours since they're the worst offenders.