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PostSubject: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:23 pm

So TDI is out...... SEE TDI RECALL...... and a new car coming in.









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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:26 pm

and YES that is a 6 speed manual transmission you see!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:51 pm

Good buy. A million times nicer inside than any VW for sure. Nice car.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:49 pm

Congrats, nice ride. Have you seen the images of the 2018 Regal wagon?

There's lots of TDI swappers over on the Volt forum that have purchased Volts, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:22 pm

The Volts are not very nice on the inside compare to the Caddy or the Regal. It was a tough decision between the Cadillac ATS Performance with 6 speed stick. It is RWD, which would be nice, but I like the looks and larger size of the Buick. The one I found is in NC and has only seen one northern winter. It comes with a second set of wheels and snow tires. It has 23K on it and has a lot of warranty left. The owner bought it with 500 miles on it as a CPO car with better than new warranty with stays with the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:41 am

Nice ride Tim, you picked a winner.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:59 am

Very Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:29 pm

Thanks all, I am very excited to get it. Lots of paperwork as it is out of state and still has a lien on it. must make sure i do not void the CPO warranty!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:01 pm

congrats and good luck with it
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:42 pm

Congrats! I spent a little butt time in those while I was working at the dealership, but they were all automatics.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:09 pm

Sweet looking,congrats.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:27 pm

A STICK!!! cheers

That thing is SHARP AS HELL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:36 pm


Congrats! Looks ok for a sedan!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:54 pm

Thanks guys! Looking forward to picking her up on the 30th!! Wont have the title for a while though.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:31 am

love it
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:59 am

Be sure to post up some pics or a video of you living the dream in your "Not Your Gpas Buick"
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:01 am

So it turns out the Regal has already been tuned.  Trifecta is the tuner of choice for these 2.0 Turbo guys.  You can turn return to the stock programming just by turning the cruise control off.  A little background, there is two versions of the Buick 2.0T.  One is the premium package as the Turbo Regal.  It puts down 220 HP and the GS puts down 270 HP (to the flywheel).  It seems they are the exact same set up with only the tune being different.  The Trifecta tune advertises a 100 HP 100 Lbft torque bump (Dyno sheets on the website) for the Regal and the same peak HP/TQ for the GS.  Granted these numbers are with the GMPP Cold Air Intake that this car does not have.  So I should have somewhere in the neighborhood of 310/330 when all is said and done!!  Very pleased as this is something I would have done to the car anyway.  Trifecta also has a stealth aspect to the software that does not record or increment the ECM when tuned.  Therefore the warranty should not be effected.  

http://www.trifectaperformance.com/forums/store/product/19-2011-2013-buick-regal-20l-turbo-advantage/

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas!!
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:08 pm

Nice ride. Regal, sounds to me like an old Buick name, from the 70/ 80's?
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:13 am

Dutch Pete wrote:
Nice ride. Regal, sounds to me like an old Buick name, from the 70/ 80's?


They have used the Regal name from 1973-2004 for a few different body styles including 2 door coupes and 4 door sedans. Buick then dug up the name in 2011 and put it on an Opel Insignia.
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:27 pm

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So it turns out the Regal has already been tuned.  Trifecta is the tuner of choice for these 2.0 Turbo guys.  You can turn return to the stock programming just by turning the cruise control off.  A little background, there is two versions of the Buick 2.0T.  One is the premium package as the Turbo Regal.  It puts down 220 HP and the GS puts down 270 HP (to the flywheel).  It seems they are the exact same set up with only the tune being different.  The Trifecta tune advertises a 100 HP 100 Lbft torque bump (Dyno sheets on the website) for the Regal and the same peak HP/TQ for the GS.  Granted these numbers are with the GMPP Cold Air Intake that this car does not have.  So I should have somewhere in the neighborhood of 310/330 when all is said and done!!  Very pleased as this is something I would have done to the car anyway.  Trifecta also has a stealth aspect to the software that does not record or increment the ECM when tuned.  Therefore the warranty should not be effected.  

http://www.trifectaperformance.com/forums/store/product/19-2011-2013-buick-regal-20l-turbo-advantage/

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas!!

That's a LOT of power for a motor that small. Amazing. Looking forward to hearing how you like the car once you get it home, and to more pics! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Swapping the TDI for a "New to me" GM.    Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:16 pm

I drove it about 400 miles this past weekend when I picked it up from NC. Man that thing runs like a scalded dog! I even with playing all the way home I got 28+ mpg on the highway.
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