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    Thread: Mk6 DSG... issues...

    1. Member Doc Phil's Avatar
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      03-11-2011 09:50 PM #1
      Was #ahem# testing out the car and whilst pushing it in "S" mode realized I was coming up to a notorious speed camera near the airport underpass. So I shifted it down into "D" mode... and then lo and behold, the car went to D5 and kept revving up and down. Solved by putting into neutral then back into D.


      On the other side... tried it again... pushed the car in S then D. This time, it worked. Repeated and then it flashed D6 and then D5 and back to D6 several times....

      Is this a known problem, or is it just me not knowing how to drive a bloody automatic? [Grumbles: would never happen in a bloody manual car..]

      On another question of technique. I guess in a DSG I should pretty much toss out any idea of engine braking and just realize that I"m going to wear out my pads and rotors

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      03-11-2011 10:42 PM #2
      ..and avoid left foot braking if the braking is required to steady the car when under power....
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      03-11-2011 10:57 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      ..and avoid left foot braking if the braking is required to steady the car when under power....
      Isn't that a DSC rather than a DSG issue?
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      03-11-2011 11:12 PM #4
      Well the car is shifting up and down... DSG.

      As for braking... that road I'm on is pretty much straight. Hence the fla$h for ca$h machines.

    5. 03-11-2011 11:55 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Doc Phil View Post
      Was #ahem# testing out the car and whilst pushing it in "S" mode realized I was coming up to a notorious speed camera near the airport underpass. So I shifted it down into "D" mode... and then lo and behold, the car went to D5 and kept revving up and down. Solved by putting into neutral then back into D.


      On the other side... tried it again... pushed the car in S then D. This time, it worked. Repeated and then it flashed D6 and then D5 and back to D6 several times....

      Is this a known problem, or is it just me not knowing how to drive a bloody automatic? [Grumbles: would never happen in a bloody manual car..]

      On another question of technique. I guess in a DSG I should pretty much toss out any idea of engine braking and just realize that I"m going to wear out my pads and rotors
      Er, you didn't throw it across into manual mode in your haste and it was holding the gear?

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      03-12-2011 12:01 AM #6
      Hell no.

      S... shift to D.

      Or should I go S... N.. then D?

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      03-12-2011 02:06 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Doc Phil View Post
      or is it just me not knowing how to drive a bloody automatic? [Grumbles: would never happen in a bloody manual car..]

      On another question of technique. I guess in a DSG I should pretty much toss out any idea of engine braking and just realize that I"m going to wear out my pads and rotors
      If you were pushing along in S mode and pushed it into D MODE TO SLOW DOWN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WAY THE Dsg works. (sorry, CAPS on).

      If you wanted to slow down in S mode then it would have happened quicker leaving it in S mode and lifting right of the pedal, you may even have had to apply some braking to initiate S mode change down.

      By going from high rpm S mode to (lazy) D mode, the gearbox was expecting an rpm to speed match associated with the shift points for D mode, by jumping to D at speed you confused the crap out of it.

      If you had flappy paddles the best thing would have been to pop down two or 3 gears.

      Take some time to get used to driving modes, D for lazing around town, S mode for fun and manual for sphincter work.

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      03-12-2011 04:01 AM #8
      This thread makes my head hurt

      Quote Originally Posted by Aussie_Golfa View Post
      If you were pushing along in S mode and pushed it into D MODE TO SLOW DOWN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WAY THE Dsg works. (sorry, CAPS on).
      You should have left them on...

    9. 03-12-2011 06:29 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Doc Phil View Post
      On another question of technique. I guess in a DSG I should pretty much toss out any idea of engine braking and just realize that I"m going to wear out my pads and rotors
      huh?
      I was engine braking today in my DSG car. Just use manual mode and down shift.
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      03-12-2011 08:43 AM #11
      Sorry, I misdiscribed what I was attempting to do. Was intending to go from "OMG I STOLE MY OWN CAR" mode to "Cruise before giving a finger to the camera" mode.

      PS: As a manual driver, I'm so used to keeping my hand on the shifter. Doing a hard right, does anyone else find they accidentally shift into manual mode? I should keep my fingers on those paddles huh?

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      03-12-2011 09:29 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Doc Phil View Post
      Doing a hard right, does anyone else find they accidentally shift into manual mode?

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      03-12-2011 07:00 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Isn't that a DSC rather than a DSG issue?
      dunno, only managed to prove it in a DSG car.
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      03-12-2011 07:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      dunno, only managed to prove it in a DSG car.
      It's a VAG thing. IIRC you get up to 3 seconds grace for left foot braking while accelerating. Although, when I've tested it in the GTI/S3, usually during a quick squirt around the block after washing the car, it seems like only 1 second before power is cut.

      Both cars are manual.

      Left foot braking in the Mk1 works fine.

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      03-12-2011 08:16 PM #15
      Proves that VAG cars (barring Porkers, once they officially become part of the group) are not drivers cars.

      I was, at the time, informed of the cure; remove rear brake globes, both sides.
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      03-12-2011 10:03 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      It's a VAG thing. IIRC you get up to 3 seconds grace for left foot braking while accelerating. Although, when I've tested it in the GTI/S3, usually during a quick squirt around the block after washing the car, it seems like only 1 second before power is cut.

      Both cars are manual.

      Left foot braking in the Mk1 works fine.
      Latest APR reflash for the S3 [and probably the Golf R] allows left foot braking without power being cut....

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      03-12-2011 10:45 PM #17
      Cool.

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      03-12-2011 11:32 PM #18
      Now APR just need to reflash the engine to a position behind the front axle line and she'll be
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      03-13-2011 11:40 AM #19
      Digress though... the DSG is the thing that's playing up.

      Sport to Drive mode whilst under power... hmmm

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      03-14-2011 06:09 AM #21
      Ok no idea how the hell that's relevant... but for the fact that I work at St Vincent's... and it was Mardigras recently.

      Dude... what are you doing with instructions like this

    22. 03-15-2011 12:13 AM #22
      1. Keep your hand off your knob while driving
      2. Keep it in D mode for driving around town
      3. It's an automatic. Leave it to its own devices around town.

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