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Old 01-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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I like Audi and I like diesels. I do not have any experience with the Q7 but I bet it is really, really nice. If I had plenty of money and a few kids I think it would be perfect. I have a couple newish diesels and don't really notice the smell or the noise. My 2012 F350 is hugely quieter than my last 2004 super duty.

What has really begun to irritate me is the 1980's (and older) vehicles on the freeway spewing unburnt hydrocarbons. Getting behind one of those...Phew!

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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What has really begun to irritate me is the 1980's (and older) vehicles on the freeway spewing unburnt hydrocarbons. Getting behind one of those...Phew!
I'd rather smell a little diesel exhaust than unburnt gasoline any day.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:42 AM   #18
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Oh no...those petrol company share holders aren't going to like it when they see you getting all of that fuel economy

I drive a Mitsubishi 3.2 Did Pajero (Monteray over there?)....quiet,fast and with lots of torque even with an automatic box. I get about 11 or 12 litres per 100kms...

The new 6 speed Range Rover V8 oil burner gets great economy also....very uncommon here to find a big petrol engine in a car.

The diesels of today are so refined compared to what they used to be.....there's quite a lot of Audi's and VW's where I live...great going cars..enjoy your new toy!!

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:04 AM   #19
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I got an 02 7.3l. It's loud, it's rough, it stinks and I love it. Programmer, exhaust, intake, turbo =
You suck.

I had a 96 PSD and before we'd gotten it paid off, the SO and I split and she took it with her. Miss that truck. 4" exhaust was planned. Programmer was planned. Locker in the rear was planned. Alas! Its never to be.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:23 AM   #20
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Thank you for referring to it correctly as lb/ft. A lot of people say ft/lbs and it drives me nuts.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:39 AM   #21
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My buddy has a Q7 with the 3.6 gas motor and the only thing that hasn't failed is the Check Engine light. Its on every day.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:44 AM   #22
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Thank you for referring to it correctly as lb/ft. A lot of people say ft/lbs and it drives me nuts.
actually, you're quite wrong. It isn't feet per pound as your note implies, nor is it pounds per foot - a way to measure pressure. IIRC, torque is measured in foot pounds, or pound feet - they multiply each other (not divide) and as such you can put either of them first.

I think.

Edit: Torque is good. 500 ft. lbs on the D-Max, and no smoke
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:03 AM   #23
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Anybody know what to do about the diesel odor in the garage? My daughter's brand new TDI is so bad she leaves it outside now and even when she parked it inside the door was always open when it was running but the smell permeates everything in there. She is NOT happy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #24
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Anybody know what to do about the diesel odor in the garage? My daughter's brand new TDI is so bad she leaves it outside now and even when she parked it inside the door was always open when it was running but the smell permeates everything in there. She is NOT happy.


But you have to hook it up and remove it each day...which sucks...

Gotta create a negative pressure in the space... thats about the only other thing you can do...

If you are handy you could probably wire and install a dampered exhaust fan for less than $500


Or stop worring and learn to love the diesel....
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #25
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I have a new TDI and don't get any smell that I notice in the garage. Of course I pull in and turn the car off. When leaving I get in the car, start it up and drive off. Anyway a good resource for TDI can be found at:

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f26/

For those that want good gas mileage and torque down low (so peppy starts) I think diesel is the way to go. Bigger trunk and less complication than a hybrid.

On the other hand, the word I hear is that the diesels begin to shine when the trips are longer than 5 miles or so. They need to be fully warm to provide the great MPG. So, if you do a lot of short city jaunts, you probably would not be that happy with a diesel.

Back to the OP. I think Audi is the car to go to if you are in the MB, BMW, Caddy mode. I congratulate you in your purchase.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #26
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actually, you're quite wrong. It isn't feet per pound as your note implies, nor is it pounds per foot - a way to measure pressure. IIRC, torque is measured in foot pounds, or pound feet - they multiply each other (not divide) and as such you can put either of them first.

I think.

Edit: Torque is good. 500 ft. lbs on the D-Max, and no smoke
You're right. It is foot-force-pounds. Force is a given, so it translates to foot pounds.

My Cummins was dynoed at 540 ftlbs rear wheel stock.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #27
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audi -- meh! Why not 2013 f-250 with that purrrrrrrrrtyy 6.7.... It is quieter than sie german engineering.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #28
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I don't mean to rain on your parade, it's a nice car, some diesel vehicles have good sound insulation for their occupants...,However

Sitting in traffic with semis, busses, motorhomes, delivery trucks, pickups, etc the clatter is very annoying, even deafening. I live on a connector street and have gotten tired of listening to all the clatter driving by. Ford pickups with 7.3 and 6.0 motors are terrible. Over here, we see so many 1 ton pickups with DRW out back, big exhausts, boosted turbos, etc and one person in the cab using as their daily commuter makes very little sense with the increased engine price, maintenance costs, fuel price, etc.

But for the rest of us around diesel vehicles, especially in stop and go traffic and LSD fuel, cat pee injection, still stink. Was sitting behind a new VW TDI the other day and ended up shutting off my car's ventilation to avoid breathing it. My buddies wife won't let her husband park his new TDI in their garage because of the exhaust smell which eventually even gets into their house.

So I'm only for diesels in large commercial/construction vehicles that need tremendous torque. You guys on your side of the pond can suit yourselves, over here diesel cars aren't popular, thankfully, IMO.

Just my .02, spend it anyway you want
Yes because comparing a ford pick up truck with the 7.3L diesel is almost the same as a 2013 Audi
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #29
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Lolz. My dad just bought an F150 this year and I've driven it. It rides excellent and the power is unreal. Fit and finish is top notch too. He doesn't have any complaints, why do you?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #30
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I am all about diesel automobiles. I miss the 2.0 liter Mondeo I used to rent for trips in Germany. 45mpg averaging 90 mph. Never kept it under 80 long to get an idea what a diesel would do in the US. Yes I know most of the Autobahn is regulated to 120kph, but as long as you know where the cameras are, 150 kph it is.

Now motorcycles were even better with no front plate, you could trip cameras all day.
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