wow, that was helpful.
I have had it done on my 13 touareg, vs just guessing what will happen based on a different engine.
Total power feels similar, but the throttle response is totally different. WAY more throttle required in the midrange to get the vehicle to move, which makes it feel like it has way less torque for everyday driving. It is painfully slow to build boost/power after taking a sharp rolling right hand turn onto a different road, for instance.
Basically, now, the driving dynamics suck balls, even if total power is the same.
Less tendency to downshift while decelerating.
Fuel economy seems down, but I haven’t gone through a whole tank to calculate for sure. I’m also aware fuel economy may increase somewhat (as compared to immediately after the fix.. not before) as adaptive values within the ECU are learned. Anyone reporting less mileage via the MFI readout should be ignored.. we don’t know whether that reporting is accurate post fix. Calculations based on fuel pumped vs miles driven is the only thing that can be trusted.
I’ll likely be getting a Malone tune soon, most likely stage 1 as I plan to keep this vehicle for a long time and want to reduce turbocharger wear.
Jus’ so you know.... stir the pot... means in jest, joking, a hint of sarcasm...
Interesting that you have actually done the “fix” yet have nothing to really add.... aside from less felt performance and no fuel loss numbers to substantiate.... too funny. If you actually read what I said, even though it’s a different TDi platform the results of VW factory “Fix” are not surprisingly different... driving dynamics suck balls (as you put it) and I’ve returned Jetta for same reason.
Our Touareg engine platforms are different, (12 versus 13/14) There are significant gains from Malone tuning. MY 13/14 respond even better than the MY 12. I’ve completed Malone Stage 2, Rawtek Exhaust with AdBlue, DPF and SCR deletes and can say, there is a significant increase in felt performance, off idle to WFO. Fuel usage is about the same, (stock versus noted mods), and would increase I’m thinking but it’s challenging to curb the wife’s right foot, she loves the extra performance and it’s her rig.
Not sure I understand your logic as it pertains to “turbo wear”?
To the OP, recommend Malone Stage 2 along with above noted mods you will be pleased with results.