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A4 2.0TSI - Acceleration lag on startup

Napbree Jan 24, 2014

  1. Napbree

    Napbree Member

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    Hey guys,

    A family member has an A4 Avant and on startup when it's cold, if you try and accelerate when its stationary or moving slowly there is a massive lag before anything happens. It's hard to explain but it's definitely not the lag of a petrol engine without a turbo.

    I did try and search the forum but couldn't find anything. Is this like anything that anyone has heard of? I've tried doing an accelerator reset thing which didn't work.

    It's a 2010 A4 2.0TSI Automatic Quattro Avant. It's only done 10k.

    Cheers
     
  2. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A4 S-line owners group TDi saloon

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    It could just be the power band. The turbo doesn't seem to kick in till mid range revs. Mine was like that until I had the engine rebuilt and the new ecu update and now it's like a totally different car. It has much more power in the lower rev range now and no turbo lag like it did before.
     
  3. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    I don't know for sure but my s-tronic seems to slip the clutch a lot just after startup when it's cold. Especially noticeable if it is trying to get up a slope as well.
     
  4. Napbree

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    Interesting, I noticed this morning that when I went to accelerate out of a junction, it revved and then clunked before it went forward. I haven't tried going up a hill yet, but I will try. Sounds like it could be similar?
     
  5. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Could be, don't know if it's just a cold clutch or what?
     
  6. AjM

    AjM Living in Blissful Ignorance

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    I am not sure about S-Tronic but the Multi tronic 7 speed defo suffers when its cold. But after about 20 secs its fine, it is usually just the first shift.
     
  7. Anthony566

    Anthony566 Active Member

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    My 2013 A4 defiantly has something limiting the car on cold startup as you cannot put your foot down when it's just been started it takes a few seconds .... I was assuming they had something in the ecu doing this ?? Or am I wrong and I need to be heading back to the garage ??
     
  8. Cyprio

    Cyprio Active Member

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    No I don't think you're wrong, my car does a similar thing.
    On a cold start, when I'm reversing out of my garage, and then change gear to move forward, there's always a few seconds delay before anything happens.
     
  9. viceroy

    viceroy Active Member

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    It wont be a multitronic because its Quattro.
    Either s-tronic or tiptronic.
     

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