definetely not normal...
1. Mine doesn't do it, so it's probably not normal. 375 miles isn't a lot, I'd drive it for at least a thousand or so to let everything settle in as long as it doesn't get worse.
If it doesn't go away then:
2. Get it scanned, get it checked. Have the problem fixed. It shouldn't be doing that, and putting in an aftermarket intake, at best, will mask your problem without actually fixing it.
Modifying a car that isn't right is self-defeating.
My CR TDI used to do that, but the 2.5L gasser does not.
2012 2-door Golf 2.5L, Convenience Pkg., Dead Stock (for now)
It makes no sense for there to be a "little dip" in power, especially at those rpms. Wait till its fully broken in (if i read correectly, your only at a few hundred miles) and if this problem persists, bring your car back to the stealership. I suppose you could also dyno it and see if you are in fact losing power at all. Could very well be your just imagining this (not saying that you are, just playing devils advocate here)
Putting 91 or 93 in it right now will probably not change anything but hey, might as well give it a shot
You could be feeling the variable valve timing switching. This has been shown on pretty much every dyno of the 2.5, modified or stock. Theres usually a small dip in hp around those rpms if Im remembering correctly. Thats when it transitions to make more power in the higher rpms. Ill let the gurus correct me on this if Im wrong, just what I remember reading.
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is it the same as this guy's problem?
It has been HELLISH here lately, like 100+ everyday. Tomorrow will be cooler; I'll purposely go looking for the hiccup then. 1/2 tank left but I will be trying 91 or 93 next time.
When i was in NYC, i was eating at a restaurant with my friend when Bill Murray passed by, took a french fry from our basket, dipped it in ketchup, ate it and said:"No ones ever going to believe you" before walking out.
My 2006 Jetta 2.5 does this as well, very annoying, dips in power then shoots right up. Always happens between 2 - 3k. Is this a known issue, is there a fix? Has anyone else experienced this, if so what were your results? Mindful this is a 2.5 (150 hp) 6sp auto, stg 1+ uni chipped, and intake. Sometimes so bad it even slips a gear