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BiTDi Oh my!

Slackworth Jun 17, 2016

  1. Slackworth

    Slackworth Registered User

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    Put my A4 B8 3.0 TDI in for its service at Stafford Audi and they lent me an A6 Allroad Bi-TDI.

    All I can say is OMG!!! If you're fortunate enough to be able to afford one and debating it right now - stop debating and buy it. The engine and gearbox really are one of the best combinations I've ever driven.

    Gutted to have handed it back right now :( Stafford Audi have left me with a big grin today!
     
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  3. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    They are great engines, but once out of warranty they will be ££££ when things go wrong, don't know if you remove the engine cover and had a good look around but just to get at the cylinder head rocker covers could take hours of strip down.

    However if you plan to keep it while under 3/5 years warranty and then get rid, I would go for it, however I would get either the 272 or 320 PS versions.

    I would have one but I plan to keep my C7 for a few years after the warranty has run out, and my old C6 3.0TDi is bad enough to work on but the BiTDi C7 takes it to another level.
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Anyone want to play find the engine. It's under there somewhere....
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    It's a bit busy for sure. :)
     
  6. gordie1973

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    Good god man, you'll be giving me nightmares..... Mines coming up on 3 years, almost makes me want to sell it and get myself something else.......






    * I said almost..... :smiley:
     
  7. Rhyso

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    Nowt to worry about.......

    Mate of mine just had the cam chain and tensioners done on his BiTDI.......£5700 later........

    Luckily for him he had an aftermarket warranty which covered the bill!!
     
  8. Slackworth

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    It was the 320bhp version I had - I had a look at the engine but didn't take the cover off. Was too busy driving about :D

    £5.7k - ouch!!!!
     
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  9. Rhyso

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    Yeah it was an engine out job!!!

    Also had the EGR Cooler replaced under goodwill from Audi. He's getting his money's worth, that's for sure!! :D
     
  10. rassi

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    First time I hear of reliability problems with the BiTDI - plenty of very high milers in Germany, so hopefully the woes you describe are the exceptions.

    Agree that it looks busy under the cover but so do most engines, a far cry from on the beautifully presented engines of the past, e.g Alfa Romeo V6s
     
  11. Slackworth

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    I was really surprised by the Tiptronic box. I tried a 245bhp DSG A6 Avant and didn't like it in the slightest which is odd considering the S-Tropic is raved about. The Tip box I instantly got the hang of and it just worked flawlessly.
     
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    I prefer the tiptronic but I have had it in the last 2 cars. I test drove a 245 with s tronic just before I test drove the biturbo. Had them both for a day and a half and decided the tiptronic was for me. It does get stuck sometimes but you get used to it and can stick it into s when needed.
     
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    Any idea what the service history was like? Was it on long life? This was quite a common problem on the early c6 models-or at least not unusual-but this is the first I've heard of it on the c7.
     
  15. fingermouse

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    mines in for its issues on the 11th of july , 4 years old 99000 and it may need a new engine .......... 22 hrs just to strip heads off for the investigation work
     
  16. Rhyso

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    Full Audi service history. Just over 3 years old with 75k on the clock

    It was on longlife servicing
     
  17. evans1089

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    What aftermarket warranty did he have to cover that? Warranty wise?
     
  18. Rhyso

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    Think it was Warranty Direct
     
  19. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    A remap on a standard 3.0 TDI will get you close to the output on a Bi-TDI. The sound generator makes it sound nothing like a normal diesel and the auto gearbox mated to the engine does make the most of the engines performance. Not as quick as a DSG on the changes but still good.
    With a map these will go to over 400 bhp.
     
  20. evans1089

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    Reliable and usable @400?
     
  21. desertstorm

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    Yes utterly reliable and of course useable. Pretty much any modern turbo diesel engine will do 25-30% increase on a remap .
    The auto gearbox these use will handle the extra torque without a problem and only a small boost increase would be required to make 400 bhp.
    It's unfortunate they don't fit these in an A4, as it would be my choice of car next. I don't reallly need the extra room/ toys that are found in an A6.
     
  22. evans1089

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    I know you have an A4 mate, followed your build before I sold mine and bought my bitdi.
    If I were to have it mapped, could you suggest someone that has experience with these engines? Revo do on but they estimate 360bhp ish.

    I bought my car, and it's a lot of money if it went bang!
     
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  23. desertstorm

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    That Revo map is a stage 1 and not very aggressive. Other tuners go a little further and have proven results . I haven't looked that much at this engine but a very good tuner with excellent results is JD Engineering. Unfortunately they are in Holland.
    Just over the pond so not a million miles away. There stage 2 which is essentially a custom map for your car running with V power does 400bhp.

    http://www.jdengineering.nl/3-0-tdi-313-320-bit/

    http://www.jdengineering.nl/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/VAG-3.0-TDI-BIT-313pk-uitdraai.jpg

    Not cheap but as you say they aren't cheap cars.

    Stage 3 for 450bhp entails intake mods and a bigger intercooler for 450bhp.
     
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  24. evans1089

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    They are a bit of a trek! Nice results though
     

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