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What RPM should the A3 170 pd spool up/kick in at???

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    [Aug 30, 2012]
    As above what RPM should my turbo kick in.. Think it may be kicking higher than it should :/ any advice I'm a new diesel/turbo man
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    ill check on way to work tomorrow but about 1500 i think?
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    My 140 used to be alive and kicking from about 1500 rpm didnt like high revs much though.
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    From what I have seen the turbos on the diesels kick in around 2500rpm before that it's pretty dosile unless you have it mapped
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    My 170 version is mapped and kicks in around 2200rpm I think.
    Is this about normal? I'd love it to kick in a bit earlier. It's pretty flat till I hit that.
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    Ho can you tell when the turbo kicks in?
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    Mine seems to kick in a bit lower than Ash at around 2k rpm. You'll know when the turbo kicks in as thats when the car starts to pull a lot harder. (non-remapped by BTW).
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    Begins to spool at 1500, full boost around 2000-2250. 3rd gear pull from low rpm will help u figure it out. keep ur window open and ull be able to hear it spool then hear when its at full boost
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    According to Audi UK brochure Edition 6.0 04/11 2012 year models (factory spec / unmapped obviously!)

    1.6TDi (105PS): Max power 105 PS at 4400rpm, Max torque 250Nm from 1500-2500rpm
    2.0TDi (140PS): Max power 140 PS at 4200rpm, Max torque 320Nm from 1750-2500rpm
    2.0TDi (170PS): Max power 170 PS at 4200rpm, Max torque 350Nm from 1750-2500rpm

    Suggests to me that 140 & 170 run the same turbo as the torque curve and max power RPM is the same.
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    Yeah after today I would say about 1700/1800 n mine is standard

    I have noticed in traffic it doesn't like it if you go into second too soon, bit of kangarooing, anyone else found this?
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    [Aug 31, 2012]
    My brother in laws 170TDi does this. It's 58 plate, 65k miles, and he's having numerous issues with:

    > Engine Management Light coming on
    > Stuttering / Kangerooing in lower gears, esp. not long after it's started

    He's had the injectors replaced by dealer under warranty, but it's never 100%. Short journeys might be part of the problem, but it's not been a great ownership experience for him.
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    1800 mate even after I did a remap it has remained the same.
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    In my case new injectors completely cured the issue.
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    If its the PD 170 it will start spooling at approx 1500rpm. Max torque is produced at about 2500rpm.

    The 140 produces max torque at approx 2000rpm
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    My PD170 suffered from stuttering quite a bit but only when the DPF was in one if its regeneration cycles. My current CR170 doesn't do this at all. I think the DPF tech/system in the PD170 was very new and still had quite a few issues whereas they've sorted it out a lot now. I had loads of issues with noise and harshness on the last car but none at all with the new. The only real giveaway that it's doing a regeneration cycle is the engine idles at 1000rpm rather than 800.
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    Strange how its caused and cured problems for different people!
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