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    140TDi, quicker after service?

    Just had my first service, and omfg!
    Really does put you in your seat, and after a spirited drive using the paddles, still returns 40+mpg! Before it was sluggish, and the mpg struggled to make 47 driving like a grandad (No offence meant to the grandads out here) Maybe Audi have uploaded a better map?
    The car may be doing it, as it is on borrowed time. Got my name down for a new S4 Avant as a demo, as I fancy a change, but, if this keeps up, will be keeping it a while longer! !

    Cheers for reading, anyone else had similiar?
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    Could just be something as simple as a nice new air filter.
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    Grandads!!!!! I'm a grandad, my last but 2 two cars were an EVO VIII 300/300, and an EVO V 300/300. My 2nd car is a lotus elan with 190bhp and every one of them horses getts used!! 140tdi eh?? and how old are you?
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    As said, something simple like a new air filter, desiel filter and oil change - it will obviously make a difference!

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    I gonna give mine a proper going over on this basis.

    The dealer I bought it from said they had serviced it, but I dont really believe them as the oil is as balck a soot...
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    Oil in diesel cars gets black very quickly. Best way is to dip it and wipe it on your fingers, you should be able to see through it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APL TDi View Post
    I gonna give mine a proper going over on this basis.

    The dealer I bought it from said they had serviced it, but I dont really believe them as the oil is as balck a soot...
    I work in a main dealer and I can assure you as soon as the engine turns over the oil will be black again. Its just a trait of diesels. Petrol on the other hand is totally different, that stays golden for a few days.
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    used diesel oil is disgusting, stains the skin like a madman LOL
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    It's also a known carcinogen. Avoid skin contact and if you do get it on your hands don't clean it off with petrol. That passes thru the skin and causes liver damage.
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    I had mine fully serviced, Cleaned the egr, IMF and manifold, all new filters and fluids, put some redex through her and mpg went up by around 4-5 IIRC and it was quicker, smoother and felt better overall!

    Sounded a bit quieter too but engine still sounds like a transit in the mornings lol
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