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s3 quick question

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S., Jul 3, 2009.

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    quick question: does your rev needle stay right at the 800rpm (where it should be) or it goes little bit higer or lower (for a needle width)? is this thing normal?
    thanks for help
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    mine goes to zero when l switch the motor off and away up to 7000 when l floor it. But at idle its usually about 800-900
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    nature of the beast. Despite the electronic idle stabilization function you will get a slight deviation in revs whilst at idle. It's vastly improved from 10+ years ago where cars of this nature would have seen quite some fluctuation.

    Completely normal, and if you mod it you may see a scrap more movement.
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    funny guy :icon_thumright: mine goes 7200 when i floor it :whip:
    thanks warren
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    Perfectly normal, the ECU can ramp the idle up a bit to compensate for the aircon cutting in or the power steering taking extra power from the alternator.
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