Just placed an order for my first diesel.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Terrytori, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. jdiaz

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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. :lol3
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  2. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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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.:lol3

    Edit: Torque is good. 500 ft. lbs on the D-Max, and no smoke:clap
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  3. harlie75

    harlie75 Adventurer

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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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  4. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    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

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    Or stop worring and learn to love the diesel....:lol3
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  5. dirtdiver

    dirtdiver Long timer

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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.

    DD
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  6. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    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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  7. DUNDERHEAD

    DUNDERHEAD Been here awhile

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    ford = junk
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  8. civhatch90

    civhatch90 Been here awhile

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    Yes because comparing a ford pick up truck with the 7.3L diesel is almost the same as a 2013 Audi :eek1
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  9. falconati

    falconati baller

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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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  10. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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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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  11. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    in Europe they offer a monster TDI in that Q7... V12? crazy expensive... Audi makes such a great v8 it's a shame they don't offer that in the Q7...
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  12. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Clearly, nothing succeeds like excess.

    I would love to be getting the Q ship with their V8.

    Serious aural gratification, there.
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  13. TooFast

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    That's your point of view from the drivers seat ..

    What do you think about the vehicles/people around you hearing all the clatter, breathing diesel fumes?

    That's what it is all about...getting along
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  14. dieselpete

    dieselpete Been here awhile

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    Nothing makes a tailgater back off better than a cloud of black smoke!

    However I avoid smoking out all others.
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  15. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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    Congrats on the buy.. you'll love the car. I ended up buying a diesel Cayenne after searching for a diesel Touareg. I didn't need 3rd row seating. All three have the same motor/trans.

    Those above who claim diesels stink and make noise are grossly uninformed. I came out of a diesel Duramax Chevy crew cab 4x4 into my Porsche, and the Chevy is the least offensive of the 'big three' diesel trucks.

    As you know from driving both cars, driving a 3.0 TDI car isn't like driving a diesel at all. My Cayenne is the quietest, nicest, most solid, best well built car I've ever owned. And, 'clean burn' techology means the air coming out of the exhaust pipe is cleaner than the air going into the air cleaner.

    Nix the naysayers.. enjoy your diesel. :clap
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  16. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    You want a badass diesel? VW made the previous generation Toureg available with a V10 twin turbo TDI which made 310hp and 553 ft.-lbs of torque.:deal That's some serious shove. Not many were sold due to the stratospheric price, but used ones can be found for under $30k.
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  17. koncha

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    Loud pipes lose rights.
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  18. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Thanks.

    I'm looking forward to it.
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