I've had a bit of an annoyance with my 59 plate 143bhp 2.0 Tdi S Line A4 ever since i've had it from 11k - now on 26k.
Whenever I pull off in 1st gear from a standing start I have to be really conscious of how I work the clutch with the accelerator so as not to cause a large 'shudder' throughout the car.
Most of the time, the way to overcome this is by taking the revs up to about 2100 rpm and easing in the clutch slowly, which reduces the effect.
A normal gentle start at around 1200-1700rpm will produce the shudder.
I tried pulling off with just the clutch the other day, almost feels the same as with starting off with any power under 2000rpm. Until the clutch is 80% engaged I'd almost say that there is no acceleration difference if I was at 1000 or 4000 rpm, just a reduction in the shudder.
Worst case scenarios would be a hill start / crawl where I'd have to kick the revs up and over 2500rpm so as not to seem asthough I am unable to drive a car to my other passengers. Or when I'm trying to accelerate fast from stationary, if I don't have high revs the shudder is massive and and I almost stall when I quickly take my foot off the clutch and put my right foot down.
It does feel like I'm trying to start a car with only the clutch... and so therefore if i just dump it, I almost end up stalling- no matter how far my right foot is down.
...Absolutely fine when changing up through the other gears.
Would anyone know what the problem might be>?