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  1. Should I switch to 1.8 TSI ? 
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    Hello everyone, first proper post although I have pm'd another user regarding ergo seats.
    I have a B8 Passat GT 2.0 TDi 150 ps on order, build week July 24th.
    I have just noticed that VW have added a few new petrol engines to choices and I am drawn to the 1.8 tsi,180 ps, 7 speed DSG
    I was never very keen on the diesel, but that is all there was to choose from at time of ordering.
    The DPF regen' etc was bothering me as we mainly do short journeys.

    I would welcome your views on this 1.8 petrol and links to any reviews/opinions.

    Should I switch or stick with 2.0 diesel ? I have about a week to change my mind !

    Many thanks

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    If you're only doing short journeys then the most obvious and sensible answer is to get the petrol.

    The diesel will also break your heart as it's not getting journeys more suited to a Diesel engine.
     
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    Previously I'd have said stick with Diesel but after having a hire golf estate with the 1.4 TSI I've changed my mind. The petrol engines are awesome and if you don't let the diesel stretch it's legs you could have dpf issues.

    Get the petrol

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    Thanks for advice jmagee
     
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    Diesel is evil, bad naughty dirty diesel, bad toad.......
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Diesel is evil, bad naughty dirty diesel, bad toad.......
    What about this new super diesel technology? Supposed to be cleaner than petrol

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    Super diesel tech to cut emissions by 60 per cent | Auto Express

    Indeed , diesel has a future , the infrastructure is already there..

    Despite my ramblings of egr and dpf deletes which will raise NOx and diesel particulates I'm actually all for reducing these but not at the loss of drivability , power and mpg .

    Let's get rid of these rubbish egr and dpf's which I hear of trouble with every friggin' day and get a decent hopefully reliable after treatment like this 48V catalyst .

    However it fails to address the diesel particulates , but there has to be a better way and cheaper than developing an electric car infrastructure .
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmagee View Post
    What about this new super diesel technology? Supposed to be cleaner than petrol
    Nope and as Gaz says it's not the NOX that is the real problem, that is just the one getting some press at the moment, something to do with a big company not playing by the rules, or something like that, fuss and bother over nothing if you ask me....

    Particulates are THE problem and particularly the PM2.5's that are produced by the EU6 standards including petrol engines which are now going to need a GPF, a Gasoline Particulate Filter, it has all got silly, daft, out of control; they are all Band Aid fixes, just a plaster over a gaping open festering wound... These problems are the result of a manic obsession put in motion 20 years ago; the pursuit of reducing man made Co2 and EVERYTHING else has suffered as a result. The aims of lower Co2 with lower NOX emissions don't work together, drop one and the other goes up and vice versa, a no win situation and electric or hydrogen cars are not the answer and neither is bio fuel in its first or even second generation formats. I personally don't know what the answer is to our need/desire to move around freely AND the ability to be able to move goods around BUT I do know that diesel in cars was a really bad idea (but not in commercial vehicles) and that electric cars are an environmental disaster waiting to happen, one that will make the decision to go down the dirty diesel route look like a bad choice of shirt colour in comparison. I just hope I am dead and buried before it happens.
    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    Thank you Chris.
    I appreciate this engine is new to the b8, but are there any previous reports or problems on other models you may know of ? Also the dry 7 speed dsg. Very difficult to search for any known issues.
    Thanks again
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much as that's what the warranty is for.

    If you're planning on keeping it after 3 years then option is there for an extended warranty.
     
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