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S5 DSG gearbox redline?

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by Lloydie22, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Lloydie22
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    [Mar 9, 2014]
    Apologise is this is a daft question but i have the audi s5 with the s tronic gearbox. Earlier on i had just given it a wash and wanted to show my brother the sound of the engine when parked up. So i put the car into park and revved the engine. I was supprised that it only rev'd to 4000rpm and wouldnt go higher, i tryed it in neutral aswell and the same outcome.

    Why is this? And is there anyway to redline the car when parked?

    I have googled it but can't find anything,
    Thanks.
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    [Mar 12, 2014]
    Anybody know about this please? Still cant find any info on the web
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    Think it's an inbuilt safety feature to limit engine damage and risk of over-revving. Seen it on a few Audi's recently.
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    Hmmm, so should it rev to the redline when stationary?
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    Not sure off the top of my head, but I suppose the question is would you want to? It's probably not going to do it any favours TBH.
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    I would just like to hear the v8 roar at 6000 rmp when its stationary! I'm supprised it doesnt let you. I wouldnt want it to redline when driving but i think it should when stationary!
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    If there wasn't a risk it might damage the engine then Audi wouldn't have set the limit. I suppose the risk is people start the car and start revving the arse off it when it's cold. It may also be linked to launch control system???
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    Whats launch control then mate? Sounds like a spaceship!!
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    Actually I've just noted your car is pre-2010 so may not have this.

    1. Turn off traction conrtol (ASR).
    2. Move shifter to D/S or chose Dynamic with your Drive Select

    3. Step on brake hard with left foot for atleast 1 second.

    4. Step on the gas all the way and hold it til the engine rev stop increasing.

    5. Let go of brake within 5 seconds.

    They missed the number 6, but it should be:

    6. Don't **** your pants.
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    Ah mine doesnt have that. Sounds like a pretty decent feature though!
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    [Mar 22, 2014]
    As above, some kind of inbuilt safety feature I've seen on a few VAG cars. The Veyron's limit is only 3k when stationary iirc!
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    [Apr 8, 2014]
    Oh okay, thats abit anoying. But thanks for the info! My old manual s5 used to bounce of the rev limiter stationary. Mind you, that was a 2007
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    [Apr 15, 2014]
    My 2008 S5 manual will only rev to 3.5k in neutral but with foot on clutch will rev higher
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    To turn of the 4k limiter (petrol) 2.5k (diesel) you need to simply hold down your ESP button for 6 seconds to disable ESP/TCS, after that you'll be able to rev it whilst at stand still in neutral. Be warned though! Don't damage your engine, it's there for a reason.
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    [May 8, 2014]
    Thanks for that. I have held the ESP button off though and it still only revs to 4k. Any other ideas mate?
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    [May 8, 2014]
    R35 gtr is the same when stationary
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    [May 8, 2014]
    What year S5 and transmission have you got?
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    [May 9, 2014]
    2009 S5 tip tronic
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    [May 22, 2014]
    if u do want to rev to 6000rpm put the car in 1st gear and hold the clutch down, then it should allow you to rev more. Thats the same with mine.
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    [May 22, 2014]
    I dont have a clutch peddle mate!!
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    Oh I see. Sorry mate, mines a manual
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    [May 22, 2014]
    Reciprocal weight strain on the engine internals whist there is no load on the crank damages engine components. It also allows the engine to over-rev because there is no load. The limiter is there to stop people over revving the engine and throwing a rod, I've seen it happen. It's also there on diesels to cheat particulate regulations during MOT tests preventing the dumping of fuel at idle.
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