Oh. That makes sense now. Sorry, I made a mistake and assumed there was a typo. Thanks for clearing that up.Tim, 1999.5 referrs to the 1999 model year A4 cars (like mine for examplethe 1999 A3 cars are just '99s)
I believe the redline is 4700, but it looses major steam around 4000.
I believe Jeff of Rocket Chip is working on increacing this on his car.
You'll find that while you can physically run at past 4600, it would be just like you hit the brakes, the car slows quite a bit, either due to horrible combustion, or the car is forcibly decreasing fuel to get back under 4600. Since out-of-gear you can go all the way to 5300, I'm betting it's the former and not the latter.Indicated, never tried to make it go past that and it is an auto, to do that I'd have to put my selector into 1-2 as I can't afford the ticket I'd get in 3rd or 4th at that rpm
Maybe if the car is all warmed up come this next week I can give it a shot if there is no one around, but I'd rather not as the 12mm pump I have won't like it...
Normally the car will take it all the way to 4600 (give or take a little bit, I don't usually stare at the tach as there isn't much point in an auto, that and it is a good way to crash) when you put your foot to the rug.
I don't see why we should be trying this though, there are people trying to increase the rev limiter, and I can only guess that it is because it it indeed possible to peg the tach at 5300 rpm and they want a bit more speed form each gear before shifting. At any rate, I do not think, nor do I ever want to see my poor little car with fat pump get anywhere near 5300rpm now that I think about it!
Protect the engine? DBW (I think) says the engine itself is capable of more RPMs than 5300 and won't damage it. Which is it?A4 TDIs redline at 4700RPM.
The ECU cuts fueling at 5100RPM (rev limiter) to protect the injector pump and engine.
While that may be true for your car, it is definitely not for mine. My stock Golf sees redline everyday. Plenty of pull all the way to 4750rpm and beyond. I often run to 5krpm between 2nd/3rd shifts, and just barely see a flattening out of speed past 5krpm to governed.My point is that if you are driving the car try taking the engine to redline. It will be impossible under load.