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Old Yesterday, 18:29   #16
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Originally Posted by C-lindsay@sympatico.ca View Post
Guys, this is an automatic transmission. Went to dealer and mechanic indicated something to do with power steering. Makes no sense to me. Taking to my friend who is mechanic for another opinion.
That mechanic is a knucklehead. Volkswagen has used electric power steering since the mk5 days. They are all electric now. And it should NOT effect idle or drivablity at all.

When I owned a TDI it really seemed to enjoy staying around 1800-2k RPM. Below that it was slow and seemed to lug the engine. 1100 RPM is really low for any 4 cylinder engine under any load. I know KermaTDI had a DSG tune for the mk6 TDI that greatly improved drivablity. I'm not sure if anyone has one for the mk7 TDI yet since diesel gate put a damper on the TDIs. A quick glance over KermaTDIs site looks like they don't have a tune yet. Maybe with some time and after diesel gate blows over KermaTDI will offer a tune for the DSG.

You could also try manually shifting in manual mode to see how it improves things.
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