Touareg: 2003 V10 TDI
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Minnesota, United States
Second Vehicle: 2004 V6
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T3 TDI // Malone flash after “-gate” neuter
I’m seeking feedback and experience if any of you have updated your TDI since the ECU update for “dieselgate”.
We had a 2007 V10 TDI but in December 2017, it was sideswiped and my wife and I fought insurance to not total it out. Nevertheless, here we are. Sadly without the Treg we loved for 4 years.
We bought a 2014 Touareg X in December, and it has been given the settlement money and the fix, by the previous/first/only owner.
I bought a Malone FlashZilla v3 and I’ve paid for and loaded the stage 2 software ECU remap. I haven’t run it yet. I’d like to get your experiences if you’ve done the same thing. I also plan to run a Mustang dyno (AWD) for a before/after to get a true baseline of the HP and TQ the software is designed to do.
It currently (stock, with the ECU patches for the “fix”) seems really sluggish and the shift points are unusually higher RPM. I’m hoping the Malone tune will undo that BS.
If you’re a TDI owner and have successfully re-remapped post “fix”, can you chime in here? Bonus points if you’re in Minnesota.
Nota bene: We don’t care about warranty ramifications, as we never had a warranty on the old one, we don’t go to the dealer for any work, and at some point we might make this an off-road rig anyhow.
- 2007 VW Touareg V10 TDI (black exterior/teak cricket leather; rear diff locker, tow package) [wife's daily driver]
- 2010 BMW 335d (M-sport package) [my daily driver]
- 1990 Volvo 740 GL sedan (5-speed M/T) [~330,000 miles with original transmission + engine]