i have a 1.4tdi 51 plate A2 with the annoying generic 'thudding' noise you get when you pull away at low revs (some posts say moooing noise?/EGR valve)
the guy i bought it from said he had been to and fro from Audi and was told the usual...'they all do it, it's a feature of the tdi engine on A2's!'
a friend, Martyn Franklin co-runs www.germanautopartsdirect.co.uk an Audi/VW internet parts specialists, his advice is always spot on
he said that replacing the EGR valve would probably not cure the issues i was having. He recommended a company called T.R.D in Stroud, www.turner-race-developments.co.uk
Dan Turner suggested a custom re-map of the engine management system which turns off the EGR 'electronically' (so it still stays in the car) but, improves performance with no detrimental
emissions and better mpg. This cured the problem and i would like to recommend this solution to other tdi owners
Hi Ben, I think Carl has possibly sent this over to you (please see below) but just in case I thought I would send it across. I wasn't sure who would be the best person to approach on this was but have been informed by Carl to chat with you. If you are interested or would like to chat directly please send me your phone number and I will call.
Originally Posted by SteveR
As you may know I own an A2 which I have just commented on re the sunroof. I run a business which is a lost and found service linked to the airline industry and was started for the problem that is lost luggage.[ www.i-trak.com ] We now have products which offer the same service for mobile phones, laptops, cameras, passports etc. We manufacture a metal tag for luggage at present and are about to make a metal keyfob with i-TRAK service.
I'm not sure if you're the correct persons to approach on this, having looked at the shop it's possible that an A2 owners club key fob with the i-TRAK service attached could be of interest to owners and club members and be sold in the shop. I would be happy if I could get a high res logo to create a design and then send it to you for sign off. To create 1,000 pieces it would cost around £600 landed in the UK (so 60 pence each). Just a thought! Let me know if this would be something of interest, I would potentially be happy to look at fronting the cost for some of this if it is.
Souns like a great idea i have a similar thing on my keyring a boomerang with a tracking number on it ,i can see people would be interested you really need to speak to Ben as im not sure if we have the coffers for this at the moment as we are just about to venture into some A2 Owners club clothing ...
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I recently wrote a post regarding a diagnostic problem with my 1.4 TDi. Are you able/willing to do a VAG-COM check for me? Audi's standard charge is £50. I live near salisbury and figured that it you would not be too far away?