JMB RetrofitsBadger5
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    117

    Over-boost? Is this normal...?!

    Hi guys.

    Since going stage 1 on my 1.8T A3 and fitting a Forge DV (with yellow spring), I've noticed that if I change gear during high boost, with my foot completely off the accelerator before doing so, the rev counter goes UP! Is this the DV recirculating the boost back into the system? Is it normal or do I have some sort of leak?...I can't image it is doing my clutch any favours...

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    enfield
    Posts
    64
    do a vag-com scan and i bet it will tell you the clutch peddle switch is gone.
    amd remap,brembo 4 pots,k&n,powerflex mount

  4. #3
    danger S3's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    354
    I had this problem with my AMK too, the clutch switch on mine was well nackered but I also replaced the DV, N75, MAF, temp sensor and cleaned the throttle body
    I did them all individually and they all made a bit of a difference and now its sorted
    my N75 and temp sensor showed up as intermittent faults on vcds so replacing them was a no brainer and the MAF and Dump valve i replaced cause i figured after 100k miles they could do with it

    start with the clutch switch as its only about a tenner

  5. #4
    XFi
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    339
    Have this on mine but no fault codes...

  6. #5
    DJ_Troopa's Avatar
    K1 Driver

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    West London
    Posts
    1,737

    My Social Networking

    Visit DJ_Troopa's Instagram Channel
    I have this too and so do many others on here. There was a huge topic on this covered quite a while back now. I replaced the clutch switch but did nothing really lol. I've changed my MAF since then because i had to but that didn't make a difference either as some people have mentioned.
    Inferi Black Cupra K1

    Click here for more Troo-Pics!


  7. #6
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    118
    same

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    117
    Quote Originally Posted by danger S3 View Post
    I had this problem with my AMK too, the clutch switch on mine was well nackered but I also replaced the DV, N75, MAF, temp sensor and cleaned the throttle body
    I did them all individually and they all made a bit of a difference and now its sorted
    my N75 and temp sensor showed up as intermittent faults on vcds so replacing them was a no brainer and the MAF and Dump valve i replaced cause i figured after 100k miles they could do with it

    start with the clutch switch as its only about a tenner
    Well it's a brand new DV and I have just replaced the temp sensor, so can't be either of those to blame. Where can I get a clutch switch from online? Are they easy to fit?

    I'm pretty certain that I have 1 or more splits in my breather pipes, as it idles lumpy and seems to intermittently lose boost, so maybe that could be partly to blame?

    I've ran a VAGCOM check and it only reports the good old secondary air intake problem...

  9. #8
    Chugger

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Devon
    Posts
    2,716
    A vac leak can cause this but clutch swtich is the common one
    57 A3 2.0 TDI Sportback (140)

  10. #9
    danger S3's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    354
    Well it's a brand new DV and I have just replaced the temp sensor, so can't be either of those to blame. Where can I get a clutch switch from online? Are they easy to fit?
    I ordered the clutch switch from Audi and went and picked it up. its fairly easy to change although a wee bit fiddly

  11. #10
    Dane's Avatar
    Faster than a V12 Q7

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    4,003
    I did alot of work on this last weekend.

    The clutch switch was replaced when my clutch pedal snapped. This did not cure the over revving.

    I had a new gearbox fitted and 20 miles later speedo stopped working, during this time the car didn't over rev.

    I get the speedo working and it starts over revving by quite alot, this suggested to me that the problem was electrical.

    No fault codes showed up, so i thought for 11 its worth trying another clutch switch, this didnt work either

    As I had two switches i thought what the hell I'll take one apart and see if i can figure out how it works and whether I can sort it out. Turns out its a fairly simple mechanism but my god is it fiddily! On both switches the black 'plunger' that moves as you use the pedal wasn't correctly attached to the simple sliding switch inside, so even thought the plunger was moving there was no actual switching happening. I correctly aligned the plunger with the sliding switch and hey friggin presto! over revving is 90% sorted (it now jumps by no more than 100 revs as opposed to around 800).

    I have no real experience of doing anything like this before but once you actually open it up its quite obvious what needs to happen. So if the new clutch switch doesnt work when fitted to the car take it apart get everything in the right place and you might have more luck.

  12. #11
    Lee172's Avatar
    GT3071

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wimbledon
    Posts
    431
    I will have to give it a go as mine does this slightly. My mate had a mapped s3 before which did this, he was trying to figure it out for months before he sold it. Would you say it was normal to do it by 100 revs?

  13. #12
    danger S3's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    354
    Quote Originally Posted by lee172 View Post
    I will have to give it a go as mine does this slightly. My mate had a mapped s3 before which did this, he was trying to figure it out for months before he sold it. Would you say it was normal to do it by 100 revs?
    mine still does it by about 100 revs now compared to the 800 or 900 it did before so I would say that's normal or at least acceptable

  14. #13
    Dane's Avatar
    Faster than a V12 Q7

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    4,003
    Im happy that it only over revs by a 100 its not really that noticable compared to what it was. And now its alot better I run the risk of having to fiddle around for another few hours and end up making it worse again so im not touching it lol.

  15. #14
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    117
    So the clutch switch is a dealer-only part? Does anyone have the reference code for it?

  16. #15
    Dane's Avatar
    Faster than a V12 Q7

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    4,003
    I got mine from TPS, I spoke to a local dealership and they said thats where they would get the part from anyway so I just went to them direct. I think the part number is 6q0927189 but TPS found it with my Chassis number and a brief explanation.
    Last edited by Dane; 3rd September 2010 at 14:34. Reason: to give more detail

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    117
    Awesome. Thanks mate. Just out of curiosity, do Audi dealers get all of their parts through TPS?...Can you get things like specific Audi breather pipes, etc direct from them and dodge the extra price that the dealership will bolt on?

  18. #17
    Dane's Avatar
    Faster than a V12 Q7

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Posts
    4,003
    No worries,

    I've not had to replace any breather pipes (yet) and I'm not sure whether Audi get all of their parts from TPS but I imagine TPS or GSF would be able to get hold of what you need. Some one will be along to confirm but just ask what ever company you go with.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO