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    What mileage can you expect from a Tdi? / effects of remap

    My 2.5Tdi quattro has covered 147k and still going strong (touch wood). At a recent MOT the emissions were next to none and i'm really pleased with the car.

    So i'm wondering.... how many miles will i get out of the car given that i'm driving 30k+ a year? I look after the car - change the oil every 6-8k and regularly service it with other items and i never drive it hard when its cold.

    How long will the engine last?

    How long will my Turbo last?

    When is my clutch likely to need a change?

    What will the effects of a remap (and the increased use of my right foot) be on the life of the engine and turbo etc. I'd like to get one but not if it puts the engine life etc in jeopardy.

    Anyone whos interested post up the mileage of their diesel car, the engine type and any engine/turbo/clutch/major issues they've had.

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    got a tuning box on mine, has been for 40k. done 155k now. has not caused any problmes at all.
    Formally a4 2.5 tdi (b5)
    Now Seat Ibiza tdi 130

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    if looked after the engine will last well over 300k. the turbo can go at any time its just pot luck it has a very hard life,regular oil changes will help
    the clutch is down to the driver i've seen cars with over 200k on the same clutch but then you can get an old granny/dear/git that burns the clutch out before getting out of the show room in a new car
    its just an old estate (well a 500bhp estate anyway)

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    Dito!

    I've run Audi's & Volk's to well over 300k on original clutch & engine and then sold them on still running sweet as!!

    Look after yeh motor and it in return will look after you,Lol!

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    Snap, same engine and mine is at 147k too. I am on the long service interval as i do 40+k a year. No problems with any components since chip added. AFAIK all clutch exhaust cat are original. I am expecting 300k before replacement unless i win the lottery. My 1.9tdi passat had done 214k when i sold it on and the engine was absolutely sound, with original clutch and exhaust
    2001 A6 Avant 2.5TDi quattro Sport 180hp+TurboDynamics MD438 hybrid+Bosio Race683s+3" exhaust+Celtic Tuning remap - now with adamss24 replaced with runabout
    2007 BMW 535d AM Sport + Celtic remap
    2004 A4 Avant 1.9TDi quattro Sport 130hp + Superchip - sold & replaced by
    2005 Audi TT 1.8T
    1988 Yamaha FJ1200 120hp finally traded after 23 years for
    1986 Yamaha FJ100 (1300 barrels shhh!) with too many bits to mention
    2011 BMW 320d M Sport son #1
    2004 Suzuki SV650 S son #2

 

 

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