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'Best' Diesel Engine.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by K90YndA, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. K90YndA

    K90YndA New Member

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    Hey, sorry if this question has been asked many a time...

    I am looking to buy a 8P2 A3 TDI (Big Grill)

    1.9 TDi - Is it the same engine as the bulletproof PD's out of the mk4 golfs?
    2.0 TDi - Heard the pre 04 ones are bad, is this true?

    Which is the 'best' to get, thanks alot.
     
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  3. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator
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    i don't think there is a best tdi but for good eco the 1.9 is a well tested engine that is as you say bullet proof pretty much , but for performance and eco the 2.0 140 is the best all rounder but for all out performance the 170 is the one to have , the early tdi's had bad cylinder heads they crack the later ones don't suffer with that problem
     
  4. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    the 140's older one ( depending on what unit ) are common for the head going ( sure its pre 05)
    i have had a 140 2006 and a 140 2009 and i think its an awsome engin i have noticed that the turbo on the new one is verry quiet on the older one seemed to have more boost ( just my opinion as when you put the clutch in sounded like it had a dv) the new turbo is so quiet you cant even hear it.

    1.9 has better fule econ thank the 2.0 but the 2.0 is a better all rounder imo
     
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  5. K90YndA

    K90YndA New Member

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    Thanks guys, think Ill go for a post 05 2.0TDI then :)
     

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