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Newbie with Rev limiter ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nigbuzz, Sep 2, 2011.

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    [Sep 2, 2011]
    Hi,

    i have a 1.4 TFSI, and i was messing about with it when it was at a standstill, and noticed that it wouldn't rev all the way to the red line only got to 4000 rpm.

    is this normal? or do i have a problem?

    thanks
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    I think in some cars it's normal. Probably built in protection.

    Do yuo have DSG as I'm sure the Cupra 1.4TSi I drove did the same.
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    i think i have DSG, i wont worry to much about it.

    cheers
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    [Sep 2, 2011]
    My A3 does this. It's to stop over revving when in neutral, plus you drive an Audi not a B type Corsa... Ha.
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    DSG is the paddles behind steering wheel and 'auto style' gear stick.

    Supposedly Tiguan does it too, and it only does it at standstill so you're safe!
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    Correct, my old TSI 170 GT Sport used to do this, it's called a soft limiter according to VW, its so you can't damage the engine.
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    On slightly older cars like mine, turned the ESP off allows you to fully rev the engine.
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