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Difference between 2.0 TDI 140 / 170?

ashmo Sep 14, 2013

  1. ashmo

    ashmo Member

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    Looking at switching to a A3 2.0 TDI 140 Sport but is there any difference to the 170 version?

    Thanks
     
  2. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    30bhp or so
     
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  3. WOLF

    WOLF I am WOLF.......

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    You beat me to it:lmfao:
     
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  4. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    Was sat on the refresh button waiting for this....:racer: had to be someone! :meeting:
     
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  5. towcestervag

    towcestervag Member VCDS Map User

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    140 has chain driven oil pump
    170 has gear driven oil pump
     
  6. ashmo

    ashmo Member

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    Just that? :)
     
  7. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    different turbo, engine code, injectors and everything else that goes with it
     
  8. ashmo

    ashmo Member

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    This is what I mean what turbo is in the 140? Worth going for a 170? Its like the TT no point in going for a 180 when a 225 is so much better.
     
  9. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    not really, the 140 returns a considerable amount more MPG but has turbo issues normally due to remapping

    and the 170 has injector problems at £500 each

    so they aren't really any better than each other.

    Most people recommend going for a 140 and remapping it, its good fun and enough useable power for every day usage. returns more mpg remapped as well as more fun, just take out a warranty policy and all will be good.

    cant really comment on a 170 though, ive never owned one..
     
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  10. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    Best bet is to buy a 170 DSG, DPF delete, map ECU + gearbox ECU, new clutch and new front tyres you'll be happy.
     
  11. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    The injectors are covered under an official recall by Audi
     
  12. Biggles44

    Biggles44 Member

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    so if the car has been recalled and injectors done, and if you have any injector issues, its covered by audi ?
     
  13. SPARTAN91

    SPARTAN91 RED FIVE STANDING BY Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Silver Audi A3 TDi

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    Differences will also depend on what year build 140/170 you look at pre 2008 PD140 had no DPF and all PD170 did when the facelift happened the CR engines were all fitted all with DPF's
     
  14. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    in theory yes it should be........not sure how long the warranty is. Think dealers normally warrant stuff for 2 years if THEY fit them otherwise its 12 months?
     
  15. theo289

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    I drive a 170 break one myself and have had a few issues with the EGR valve and hesitation but seemed to fix it all by replacing the cambelt sensors and a good service. MPG - i will get anything from 35-60mpg. Remap - custom remap - 210bhp. Lots of torque and a good drive. In comparison to a 140, i am completely unsure as i have never driven one but everyone is biast in their own way.

    If you do get one, DPF off, remove the EGR, remap, upgrade the tyres at the front, CAI and you'll be splendid!
     

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