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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old June 28th, 2013, 16:46   #1
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Unhappy 2013 Golf TDI w/ poor acceleration under 2k RPM

Car is a 2013 4-dr Golf TDI DSG / 17,000 miles

For the last couple of tanks of fuel, about 700 miles or so the performance on my car has changed dramatically.

Under 2000rpm, pulling away from a complete stop, the car is a complete dog. It takes 2-3 seconds for any real acceleration and it lugs until 2000rpm and the car comes to life.

Highway speeds under 2k it labors to pass, unless I shift it down and get over 2k and the car comes ton life.

I have to travel for work the next two weeks out of the country so I am in a situation where I'm dropping it off at the dealer and letting them look into it while I am gone.

I'm asking for some opinions/thoughts here. I'm wondering what event is happening at 2000rpm (does the boost go up at that point, or does the fuel pressure change at that rpm).

A little freaked out that it might be HPFP issues. Car is in MN, and has nothing but the best fuel I can find (told Kwik Trip and BP are the best sources locally) and had had OptiLube XL sine 3000 miles.

Thoughts?
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Old June 28th, 2013, 16:54   #2
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a disconnected vacuum hose somewhere?
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Old June 28th, 2013, 16:59   #3
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Possibly. ? No check engine lights or anything though.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 17:34   #4
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How far under 2k rpm's? Anything under 1700 isn't in the power band .
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Old June 28th, 2013, 18:46   #5
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A little freaked out that it might be HPFP issues.
Look on the bright side....if it were the HPFP, the car would be DEAD.

So you're looking at a much nicer problem.

Since you're still well within warranty, you'll be taken care of. It should probably be minor, and you'll be happily on your way again. Vacuum issues (i.e. turbo actuation issues) are a good thought.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 19:10   #6
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I just noticed the same thing on my 2013... Total dog off the line!
Keep us posted!
I had been cautious with it for the first 1000 mi, for break in purposes, but now when I get on it, just as you described... Pooooooooch city!
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Old June 28th, 2013, 20:20   #7
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it's called turbo lag. it's not 2-3 seconds, more like about 1 second.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 21:44   #8
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It's not turbo lag, and it does last well over a second and it's intermittent...
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Old June 29th, 2013, 06:14   #9
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spool the turbo before clutch engagement and it won't happen.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 07:24   #10
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spool the turbo before clutch engagement and it won't happen.
Agreed. These cars are a ***** to drive sometimes because of lag and the fact the computer will turn the car off for you(awesome).

I hate to admit that I slip the clutch sometimes while on traffic so I don't get hit because of turbo is not kicked in yet.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 08:11   #11
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We are talking about an AUTO trans.... cant really spool up or slip the clutch...
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Old June 29th, 2013, 08:30   #12
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Mine is not turbo lag. Car is running entirely different than a week ago, to the point that its dangerous to drive ( trying to make left turns in traffic. Must hold pedal to floor to get it to go, count to 3, then breaks tires loose mid turn)
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Really? This isn't stand up comedy one liner night!
I have the exact problem as described... Off the line making a left turn it takes 3 seconds to go... Perhaps it's a DSG issue? What mode are you in when it happens? I have experienced it in S mode. Last night it was fine , but two days ago... Off the line, I had the 3 second... Buuuuuuurp
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It doesn't sound like a problem with the dsg. Otherwise the car would rev and not accelerate.

OP did you fill at the same station the last 2 times?
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