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Old May 27th, 2017, 19:29   #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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Old May 28th, 2017, 21:42   #17
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The vehicle shift indicator is reasonably programmed with lowest warranty repair in mind. On a flat it indicates a shift should be made at ~42 mph and 1800 RPM from 4th gear to 6th. The resulting RPM in 6th is ~1100. The car will accelerate gradually from there up to the desired running speed. The car will shudder due to low frequency harmonics. Obviously if you need the car's guts, then get the RPMs up in 4th. If you think the car can't carry it in 6th, drive in 5th.

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Old May 30th, 2017, 11:50   #18
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Actually I've noticed this a couple times too, I'd call it more of a hiccup. Both times were shortly after start up on a cold engine under low rpm (and light load). It seemed like a fuel delivery problem to me but not sure what would cause it.
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