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    Unhappy VW 2.0 Diesel tuners Sydney

    Hi All, I'm sure this must have been discussed before but searching the forums has not got me what I'm after. Between myself and my wife we have 2 VW Passat Alltrack's, a 2015 and a 2018, both diesels. Both have lowish kms, as in 70k kms each, and I'm considering having one or both of them tuned, as in stage 1 type ECU tunes, and possibly DSG tunes. I like these cars, they tick a lot of boxes for us, but having had tunes in a WRX and Golf R in the past, I do like the extra power and torque, without hurting reliability. I've had a couple of Golf R's, one of which was tuned by Recode, it was very good and trouble free, not sure if they work with diesels. Any recommendations or experiences for tuners in Sydney for diesels would be much appreciated. Or pertinent forum threads.

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    Not sure how much Recode are around these days, but they were certainly active 8-10 years ago with the Mk6 R's etc. He never specialised in diesels though - so I would suggest looking elsewhere for diesel tuning.

    For TDI tuning you will need to look at the European based tuners like Revo, EcoTune, Racingline OEM+ and Celtic Tuning.

    Revo, EcoTune, Racingline OEM+ will have various dealers throughout Sydney.
    VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat 2.0 TDI Remap, Software & Tuning | RacingLine
    Revo
    Tuning Calculator – Ecotune Australia

    Celtic Tuning have 1x dealer in Sydney that I am aware of who is Zadtec Performance in Brookvale.
    Celtic Tuning
    Last edited by Lucas_R; 24-05-2024 at 11:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Not sure how much Recode are around these days, but they were certainly active 8-10 years ago with the Mk6 R's etc. He never specialised in diesels though - so I would suggest looking elsewhere for diesel tuning.

    For TDI tuning you will need to look at the European based tuners like Revo, EcoTune, Racingline OEM+ and Celtic Tuning.

    Revo, EcoTune, Racingline OEM+ will have various dealers throughout Sydney.
    VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat 2.0 TDI Remap, Software & Tuning | RacingLine
    Revo
    Tuning Calculator Ė Ecotune Australia

    Celtic Tuning have 1x dealer in Sydney that I am aware of who is Zadtec Performance in Brookvale.
    Celtic Tuning
    Many thanks Lucas_R, I'll check out those links.

    If anyone has experience with any of these tunes in diesels I'd be keen to hear of your experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeeR View Post
    Many thanks Lucas_R, I'll check out those links.

    If anyone has experience with any of these tunes in diesels I'd be keen to hear of your experiences.
    I did my first tune with Jay from Zadtec, he is a top bloke and very knowledgeable. Totally recommend!
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    I used Laborde Motorsport in WA.

    He sent me a control box that was used to load the tune to the car.

    I used him as my TDI MK5 is old now, so I wanted something custom. He didn't up the boost, as the turbo had 250,000km on it at the time. Got 315,000km now and the car is still pulling hard.

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    I donít know if either of these guys are near you, but they specialise in European diesels. Specifically Amarokís.
    Give them a call if they are close they certainly should be able to give you a reliable tune.

    CRD
    Advanced Installation Service / CRD Tech Sydney.
    4/10 Bromley Rd Emu Heights NSW 2750
    Ph: 0247399009
    Mob: 0401646060

    Diamond Mechanical and Auto Electrical
    29 Chifley Street East Maitland NSW 2323
    Ph: 0249336429

    Ais I know people that have used their services and are very happy (4wd based customers)
    Diamond mechanical are part of the same CRD group that have experience tuning euro diesels but I donít know anyone that has personally used them.
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