Originally Posted by lynrick
That Amarok will be a beast when you've finished with it. Hope you're not spending too much....... "money for nothing".
I have fitted a larger intake pipe, 3" exhaust, aftermarket filter and have a "power tune" in the ECU. Work car so no more spending. It goes pretty good and is supposed to be 600Nm but unconfirmed. The thing I don't like is the ECU remap was a generic tune in that is is supposedly a one tune fits all so to speak which I hate. All cars perform different so should be dyno tuned to suit not treated as all one type are car operate the same. I think it's only "money for nothing" if you fit all these mods and don't get a retune of the ecu to get those mods recognised by the ecu
Generally speaking tuning houses will offer different tunes. Usually economy, towing or power tune depending on how you want your car.
What is the DPF delete?
I'd like to keep my DPF, just so I'm doing a little for the environment as are my solar panels on my roof. Willing to sacrifice the small gain in performance. I confer with you about Mr Plod but my vehicle is still under warranty and I have to be careful.
The Banks Monster is a straight through system with no restrictions. Don't know if my vehicle has a CAT on it. Pretty sure the US version hasn't.
In the process of getting a quote from Murchison Products in Brisbane for a flash tune and have asked them about re-flashes in case of overwriting.[/QUOTE]
DPF delete does that. remove the DPF out of the exhaust and a pipe replaces it. Are you doing worse for the environment? Hmmm having the DPF regen process, it dumps fuel straight into the exhaust stroke so you are basically wasting fuel to clean the filter. Better or worse I am unsure. I too am unsure without looking whether the export WK2 has a cat also but will have a look tonight and see as most new diesel have both from what I have seen but could be wrong.
Originally Posted by Benn0
This could be more likely than the turbo being the cause, but I find that when at a stop (particularly uphill and cold drivetrain), I put my foot down (slowly or quickly, doesn't seem to matter), the revs do come up as I push the pedal down, but the car gets no forward movement. So it has to be the trans not engaging, right?
Push the pedal a bit harder and get up to 1800-2000rpm and it engages with a jump and off I go. However, same spot with a warm drivetrain and the trans engages straight away, from 1000rpm I put my foot down and it instantly moves forward, no jumping off the line.
I do feel a bit of pedal to acceleration lag at times, particularly in eco mode.....
Those symptoms Benn0 I do believe are torque converter related. Cold tranny fluid is thicker so harder to move and get through the converter to lock it up.
I agree with the eco mode bit too and reckon partly that is a delay built into the pedal signal also. My pedal box in the amarok has 2 sets of settings - eco and sport. Put it in one of the eco and it feels like you have to put your foot to the floor before it accelerates. Put it in one of the sport mode settings and you have to depress the pedal less and less before you hit the spot like you are at WOT if that makes sense.