So what really is the difference between the TSI vs TFSI? The short answer is, not a lot, but there are some minor differences. For starters, TSI stands for "Turbo Stratified Injection" and "FSI" stands for "Fuel Stratified Injection". These apply to both Volkswagen and Audi direct fuel injection engines. Believe it or not, TFSI stands for "Turbo Fuel Stratified … [Read more...] about Volkswagen TSI vs TFSI: What’s the Difference?
P2181 Audi/VW Fault Code: Coolant Performance Issue For Volkswagen's and Audi's, a P2181 fault code is rather common because the cooling system parts are very similar. If you plug in an OBD-2 scanner and get P2181, you will more than likely see "P2181 - Cooling System: Performance". What does this mean exactly because the cooling system includes many engine components? Well, … [Read more...] about P2181 Audi/VW Engine Code – Diagnosis & Repair
Audi's 2.7T twin-turbo (biturbo) V6 30v DOHC engine debuted in the B5 S4 in 1997 and ended production in the B6 A4 in 2003. This is not a very long-lasting engine from Audi, but there are still plenty of these on the road today. The engine features twin turbos and puts out anywhere from 227hp - 376hp and 229lb-ft - 325lb-ft, where the higher end of this range is found in the … [Read more...] about The 7 Most Common Audi 2.7T Engine Problems
Volkswagen's MK7 GTI was first introduced in Berlin at the Paris Motor Show in 2012 to which hit the markets in late 2012. It won the Car of the Year Japan Award in 2013, which was the first time a European product won such award. Compared to its predecessor, MK6 GTI, the 7th Gen GTI is roomier and sports a more powerful 2.0t engine. There is a 7th gen (2015-2017) and a 7.5 gen … [Read more...] about The 6 Most Common Volkswagen MK7 GTI Problems
VW MK7 GTI Tuning Guide When it comes to aftermarket mods and getting the most bang for your buck, tunes should definitely be at the top of your list, especially for any turbocharged engine. The MK7 GTI EA888 Gen3 engine is no exception to this. You can get anywhere from 45hp and 45lb-tq unless you choose to go Stage 2 or 3, then you can expect much higher numbers. However, … [Read more...] about Volkswagen MK7 GTI/R Tuning Guide