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s3 8l revs slow to drop on gearchange

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3welshy, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. s3welshy

    s3welshy Member

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    Hi all.
    i have a 1999 s3 8l and the revs seem slow to drop, is this normal? i have also noticed its got worse on fuel, getting about 22 mpg.
    temp gets to 90 and stays there,

    any ideas?

    thanks.
     
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  3. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Not to sure on all your questions but the temp should stay at 90 when the card warmed up so that sounds normal anyway.
     
  4. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    Need a new clutch switch by the sounds of it, common problem on our cars, the switch is located down by the clutch pedal. The temp is fine.
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    Dual mass flywheel is heavy and revs don't drop fast... clutch switch can be tested in VCDS and will throw a fault code if faulty anyway so check that before replacing...

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  7. s3welshy

    s3welshy Member

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    cheers all. just tryed in neutral and seems about the same. must assume its the dual mass flywheel as mentioned.
    thanks again.
     

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