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Old 07-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shift points for TDI

Hi, I had searched a lot of info about how to drive TDI, and at which RPM to change gears. A lot of people in other forums recommend to shift at 2500-3000 RPM, because they think that shifting early is bad for VNT turbos and engines.

Personaly I tend to shift between 1600-1800 RPM and my conclusions is that shifting early is better for greater MPG. The question is how do other forum members shift and drive their TDI for greater MPG?

P.S I am driving VW Lupo 1.4 TDI, upgraded to VNT turbo and chiptuning. In my driving experience have had only vw diesels, two of them TDI`s.

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