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S tronic shift points from 1st to 2nd

Dynamo86 Sep 16, 2018 at 7:49 PM

  1. Dynamo86

    Dynamo86 New Member

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    Hi,

    Is there anyway to get the shift point changed from 1st to 2nd as the car seems too upshift to quick in D & S sometimes causing the car to feel a bit sluggish. If I drive in M and change into 2nd later, it feels much more fluid and I wish it was like that in D.

    Any help?

    Cheers.
     
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  3. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    There are companies who do DSG remaps, don't think is something you can do yourself
     
  4. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Does depend on the throttle position when it changes up. Will change up at higher revs when you floor the throttle. A lighter throttle and it changes up sooner. If all that is ok then a sag remap is required.
     
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  5. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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  6. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    DSG adaptation does not learn your driving style, it's an urban legend... It adapts to clutch plate wear and other environment variables.

    You can effect gear changes with more aggressive throttle application, but that's just TCU software following its programming.


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  7. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    To get shift points adjusted you will need to get the TCU mapped. It is possible to change other parameters/behaviour as part of that also.

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  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=we just sell em mate, we can't fix em.. Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    Sounds to me like you have a problem, i tried my stock DSG tonight in Sport and it revs to 5-6k on a normal pull away from standstill before it changes and if i boot it it goes to the red line in 1st.
     
  10. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    Mine goes pretty much to redline with foot to floor even in D
     
  11. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    What's the milage and when was the last dsg oil change
     
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  13. paddy

    paddy Audi=we just sell em mate, we can't fix em.. Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    Ha that's nothing, i floored mine in Sport and it went back to last friday ...bit of a nuisance really as i was looking forward to tomorrow. :)
     
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  14. Dynamo86

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    The car has done 74k it's s tronic and sealed for life so oil doesn't need changing.

    I'm dried driving it hard from 1 St this morning and it went up to the red line before changing, so it might be me and when I'm in stuck traffic, I find it changes at a lot lower revs.
     
  15. Dr_Rick

    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback S tronic

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    They're not sealed for life units as far as I know.

    I had a B8 S4 with the STronic and that had a stated oil change interval of every 36k miles. I picked it up at 72k, it was then borked at 78k but the previous owners had missed the first oil change so I had no comeback. Change from D2 to D1 became painfully, and pulling away in D1 I got massive clutch bounces. Needed a new solenoid or a mechatronic unit.

    Sold it.

    My current 8p S3 has a gearbox oil change marked in the book at low 30k's (can't remember exactly when).

    Have another look at the service book, if I were you.

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  16. Dynamo86

    Dynamo86 New Member

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    Ye it had a service at 30k odd, no oil change. I contacted the original Audi garage to ask why, they said the box doesn't need one. I then contact 2 other Audi garages local to me and they said the same, that the box is sealed for life.
     
  17. Dr_Rick

    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback S tronic

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    Interesting, and I'm not convinced they're right, despite being main dealers. There's a separate note in the service booklet about oil changes in the STronic (see photo).

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    There are quite a few businesses around that do STronic rebuilds of clutch packs, Mechatronic units and occasionally solenoid rebuilds.

    If the gearboxes are that awesome that they're 'sealed for life' and have no service requirements, why the third party servicing support?

    Just a question from someone bitten by an STronic.

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  18. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    You need one of these I reckon @ABYSS from DTUK (Site Sponsor) can sort you out. some seriously positive reviews from all sorts of makes/models of auto boxes.
     
  19. Dynamo86

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    Hmm interesting! Think I will look into it a bit more!
     
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    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback S tronic

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  21. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    It is not sealed or lifetime whoever told you that wants sacking. On the plus side if you have a record of it somewhere then I'd be pushing Audi for it doing FOC

    Either way it definitely needs servicing soon!

    Mine is similar mileage and I think I did the first service a couple of weeks ago oil that went in was golden, oil that came out was this colour:

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    Get it changed along with the filter before it does any damage. It is supposed to be done at 40k miles so double that is really pushing it. I was lucky, I think, that mine was OK given the state of what came out.
     
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  22. Dynamo86

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    Is yours an s tronic? And did they tell you it's sealed for life?

    Also did you notice any difference to gearbox performance?
     
  23. samisnake

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    Only the manual box is considered sealed for life. The s tronic is recommended to be changed every 38k and audi offer it as a fixed price service


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  24. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    Yeah, mine is the S Tronic from your photo looks like its a similar age to yours too. No one told me it's sealed for life, because it's definitely not.

    It went into Audi and had their "health check" just after I bought it and they advised getting it done, as it was overdue, but given the price they quoted and the great DIY guide I found on here, I did the service myself.
     
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  25. Dynamo86

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    So I just rang Audi again and asked for service on my gearbox, they were adament that mine is sealed for life and is not a serviceable part.

    So confused!
     
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    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    OK really confused now, mine is definitely every 40k service, are there more than one version of the s tronic in the 8p?
     
  29. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    OK guess I was wrong here as were a few of us.

    Just assuming that all A3 are the same, but yours isnt Quattro right so has the 7 speed
     
  30. Dynamo86

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    So I rang Huddersfield Audi and they also confirmed sealed for life, so I'm going to take it as it is then.

    They said it's car specific.

    However while writting this Audi huddHuddersf rang back to say there's an outstanding recall for the diesel exhaust emissions on my car...joy!!
     
  31. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    Still I would say service it, there are conflicting opinions within the VAG group and even dealers within the same brand on that box whether it should be serviced, also just do a quick google on 7-speed dsg failures and there seem to be a fair few but also ones with issues that were fixed after servicing
     
  32. Genius

    Genius Active Member TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi A3 Sportback S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    yeah figured it out yours is a 7 speed non quattro, sorry for confusing you.

    Also diesel emissions recall should be optional?
     
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  34. Dynamo86

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    Really appreciate your input guys, thanks.
     
  35. samuelh_888

    samuelh_888 Well-Known Member Audi S3 Black Edition Manual

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    @Dynamo86 - do not get the diesel emissions update. This is the outcome of the emissions scandal the other year. They’ll detune you car - you’ll regret it. Plenty of posts on here about it.

    Further, don’t bother with the Main Dealers - there may be one or two good ones out here but typically all they are good for is purchasing a new vehicle from. Find yourself a good VAG specialist.
     
  36. Dynamo86

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    Ye I'm not getting the emission update, to be honest the guy I spoke to at Audi on the phone indirectly told me not to bother so I'm going to leave as is.
     
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