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Old 8th July 2017, 23:58   #91
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Default Dyno tested at last! VW's Dieselgate software update

Just a small feedback, I have a 2012 Rapid 1.6 TDI and had my emission update done during my yearly service in may earlier this year. Post the update I did mention in the forum that there is a bit of an increased engine clatter at lower speeds, but once you move on it isn't so different. Also the surge in 2nd and the third gears got a little flattened. At least that's my initial feedback.

Anyway, I did my first Highway run of 400kms last week on the Bangalore-Salem highway. I'm a spirited but careful driver on the highway, and I sort of know this particular route like the back of my hand ( not literally:-) )

So I did floor the car and I did high speeds without any real stress on the car.

The point I'm trying to make is that I know this route so well that I almost know where to floor it and where not and hence I'm sort of able to gauge the difference between the pre-emission behaviour and the post.

My feeling is that the initial feedback is more or less right. It's still mighty quick, that surge is gone a little bit, but not a significant difference.

So folks who are on the fence thinking about the emission upgrade for 1.6, don't be too worried.

I don't know about the 1.5 but the service guy did say something like the 1.6 seems to have handled this emission upgrade better than the 1.5. Again that's subjective.

Last edited by GTO : 9th July 2017 at 15:38. Reason: Strictly no mention of illegally high speeds on the forum please
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