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Does your car do this?!

jansa3turbo Sep 28, 2006

  1. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    At slow speeds like under 25mph, (in 1st or 2nd gear) if I start accelerating a little and then back off without using brakes (ie for a speed hump) it feels a quite jolty and jurky (not big jerks but not smooth) like it didnt want to slow down. Just wondered if this was something on the way out?
    My mums A6 feels dead smooth on lifting off the throttle, no hesitation or jolt just decelerates really smoothly.
    Any thoughts welcome!

    Cheers

    Jan (1997 A3 1.8T Sport):racer:
     
  2. ManicMunky

    ManicMunky Member

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    my Lupo does it, and every car I've ever driven does it.

    "Shouldn't" be a problem!
     
  3. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    My A3 does it and always has.
     
  4. jansa3turbo

    jansa3turbo Audi A3 1.8T Sport

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    Yeh cheers for the reassurance guys,
    I was told it might be the turbo spooled up and ready for boost.
    But hey I'm sure its fine!
     
  5. ManicMunky

    ManicMunky Member

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    it's something to do with the throttle body being closed and the change in presure/vacuum. or something!
     
  6. monkeytrousers

    monkeytrousers Member

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    Sounds normal to me too.
     
  7. ren

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    the throttle theory makes sense. i'd heard that it was something to do with the brakes, the way they 'auto clean' themselves or the computer decides to do little sharp breaking actions when it thinks it can drive better than you can. i think the throttle pressure answer is better though!
     
  8. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Nah its nothing to do with brakes.
     

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