1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Revs limited when in first gear, with clutch down.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Gavinpipe, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Gavinpipe

    Gavinpipe New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys, hope everyone is enjoying the epic weather lol.

    As my title says, when I'm at the lights sat in first with my foot on the clutch, my a3 only revs to a certain rpm, the revs freely once clutch is out through all gears?

    Is this normal?

    Thanks in advance

    Gav
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. b719

    b719 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    if your A3 is a newer one than its standard mate nothing to worry about they are limited to around 2,500 to 3,000 rpm
     
  4. Gavinpipe

    Gavinpipe New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yea. 2008 2.0 tdi 140 manual
     
  5. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR
    Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,062
    Likes Received:
    570
    Hi yeah this is normal, as i can only rev to 4,000 rpm without engaging gears...:)
     
  6. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    8
    I think its to do with launch control???? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong...
     
  7. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)
    Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,495
    Likes Received:
    951
    I always thought it was that too. I'm going with launch control.

    -foot to floor........wait for revs to stop steady at 3k or 4k or whatever it is then.....let go of clutch... your off. use to do it in my 170 tdi. quite good actually! although first gear doesn't last very long at all! so you have to snatch 2nd pretty quickly.
     
  8. taylorc

    taylorc S3 Owner

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    1
    It's not launch control, it's actually a built in safety mechanism to protect the car (most cars come with it these days).
    Launch control is only available on certain models and to engage it you have to follow a procedure ie on dsg models you engage sports mode, then press and hold esp whilst your foot is hard on the brake and then launch control should activate (not sure what the procedure is on manual cars).
     
  9. Gavinpipe

    Gavinpipe New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    So could it be launch control? Does it come on a manual, I thought it was only DSG?
     
  10. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer)
    Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3,495
    Likes Received:
    951
    to be honest. a transit van has this feature these days. so it would suggest safety.

    However, It could be doubled up as "launch control" :) always worked for me.
     
  11. kirsty76

    kirsty76 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    2
    if you turn esp off you can rev a lot further i found this on my a3 its a 2009 140 tdi.
     

Share This Page