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Newbie with Rev limiter ?

nigbuzz Sep 2, 2011

  1. nigbuzz

    nigbuzz New Member

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    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
     
  2. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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.
     
  3. nigbuzz

    nigbuzz New Member

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    i think i have DSG, i wont worry to much about it.

    cheers
     
  4. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    My A3 does this. It's to stop over revving when in neutral, plus you drive an Audi not a B type Corsa... Ha.
     
  5. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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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!
     
  6. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. Chappy

    Chappy Call me Dan! Audi A5

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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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