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Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Tiptronic - Over Revving DSG?

Harry Mar 1, 2008

  1. Harry

    Harry New Member

    Is anyone familiar with the automatic gear changing characteristics of this unit?

    I have recently purchased the above car with 30,000 miles on the clock which drives beautifully smoothly changing gear as expected - but with one small niggle...

    It seems to be 'reluctant' to change up into 4th, when conditions seem perfect (more obvious whilst driving around town at 30mph), and prefers to wait until the engine has sometimes reached almost 2000 revs depending on gradient.

    I know the DSG programme takes into account numerous conditions in order to ensure optimum economy but I feel that if I was driving manually I would have changed up much sooner to keep the revs down. Other gear changes seem fine.

    Can DSG programmes be reset?

    Any comments or similar experiences would be much appreciated!
  2. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

    AFAIK the auto box on the A4 isn't actually DSG, it was only released on the A3, Or so I was told!
    My mate is also having a gearbox problem with his 6 month old A4 3.0TDi quattro. The car sometimes "messes up" the change from 1st to 2nd and feels quite jumpy.
    The Dealer has his car at the moment and is having trouble sorting it they've even talked about rejecting the car back to Audi.
  3. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

    That's correct. Currently the DSG is only available to suit a transverse mounted engine although that will change in August 2008. (see my other post). The Audis with the longitudinally mounted engines use the 'multi-tronic' gearbox - a totally different design to the DSG.
  4. Harry

    Harry New Member

    :readit: ...I meant DSP not DSG!

    The original question still applies! Thanks.

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