bear with a bit here as the car is new to me so am not sure how they normally behave. It is a 1.8T T-reg A3.
I feel it is not as quick as it should be and can't feel the turbo 'kicking in'. So my question is can you feel the turbo 'kick in' normally or is it a smooth transition. I can't hear a whistle either. Also is there a way I can test it? would a boost gauge how up any problems? I am used to 2 litre cars so am wondering if it just has less torque so doesn't feel as quick. It seems to run fine to me otherwise. it is on a good 144,000 miles! could it be the waste gate is staying open or something. I am getting vag-com delivered. Would this be able to test the turbo? Any pointers would be ace.
also my gearstick is a bit sloppy and twists if that makes sense. Can a bush kit be purchased to sort this or is it something I will hae to live with?
Thanks loads. Sorry if these are silly questions.