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A3 2.0 TDI DSG - Launch Control?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by SamDude, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. SamDude

    SamDude Active Member

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    I have recently picked up a 2004 A3 2.0TDI DSG - its fantastic!

    In the handbook, it mentions the Launch Control procedure. In the small print, it mentions that it is available on 6cyl DSG engines (which is the 3.2 petrol).

    I've read on other sites/forums that owners of the 2.0 TDI model have it enabled/fitted.

    Is it something that can be turned on? How do I go about getting it enabled?

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
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  3. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    I've read on here that the new 170 TDI DSG has launch control but I'm not aware of the 140 DSG ever having it.
     
  4. SamDude

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    So its not something that can be flashed/enabled via VAGCOM then?
     
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    From the other thread:

    but then...


    So, is that conclusive? Can anyone double check/confirm if it cannot be VAGCOM'd?
     
  7. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    No launch control on the 140 DSG.
    I'm telling you.
    You can 'fake' launch control by standing on the brake and throttle at the same time,but that just makes you an idiot,IMO.
    You could probably fake launch control by revving the tits off it in neutral and banging into any drive mode as well,if you like.
    I wouldn't want to try it though and my car isn't even mine !
     
  8. marriedblonde

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    That last method doesn't work Bowfer it just waits for the revs to drop before engaging the clutch.

    J.
     
  9. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member
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    My 2004 Owner's Manual says that Launch Control is only available on the 6-cyl engines. That may of changed of course but it's certianly not there on my 2004 A3 2.0TDI-140.
     
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    The 2.0T engine certainly has launch control, but it will not do it until the engine is upto working temperature.

    It is a load of toss though, and does not sound to healthy for the car.

    Terry
     
  11. Atomic

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    wrong!

    it works on mine
     
  12. marriedblonde

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    Really atomic? so explain to us how it works
     
  13. Nelson_R32

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    No 140 Diesel has Launch Control regardless of Model year. Most people that do say they have it use a term known as 'wishful thinking'.
     
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    Can't it be programmed by a dsg reflash?
     
  15. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    Easy way to launch off quicker,

    1) Turn ESP OFF
    2) wait a few seconds then put car into S (SPORT)
    3) Put left foot flat down on brake
    4) put right foot flat down on acceleration ( should only rev to 2,000)
    5) release left foot of break and off you go to warp speed
     

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