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      03-20-2017 08:53 PM #1
      Is it normal for the DSG to be really, really f@#$ing stupid while cold? There are times I need to accelerate sharply before the car's up to operating temperature (200), not intending to get in anywhere near redline nor stomping the accelerator into the kickdown. What actually happens is the car holds first until I hit redline and then sits there and *bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounces * off of it until I manually pull a paddle to force a shift, and then I sit there with no power for a while longer, and eventually end up getting dumped into 3rd.
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      03-20-2017 09:49 PM #2
      Nope. 90k miles in DSG equipped VWs, never happened to me. I never put my foot down heavily until OIL temp is at least registering though - I assume by 200 you mean water temp, so in other words you just started the car? How much throttle are you giving it, and what's the outside temp like?
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      03-21-2017 02:26 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MP3DUB View Post
      Is it normal for the DSG to be really, really f@#$ing stupid while cold? There are times I need to accelerate sharply before the car's up to operating temperature (200), not intending to get in anywhere near redline nor stomping the accelerator into the kickdown. What actually happens is the car holds first until I hit redline and then sits there and *bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounce*bounces * off of it until I manually pull a paddle to force a shift, and then I sit there with no power for a while longer, and eventually end up getting dumped into 3rd.
      IIRC, there is a way to "reset" the DSG transmission. I would try that first. If it doesn't work, dealership.

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      This might not apply to the MK7. But it doesn't hurt to try. If it doesn't work, the dealership will most likely reset the "basic settings" via their computer module.
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      03-21-2017 04:35 PM #4
      Isn't there some logic that keeps up the revs up to startup the catalytic converter?

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      03-21-2017 05:50 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by nicolaisnicer View Post
      Isn't there some logic that keeps up the revs up to startup the catalytic converter?
      I put it in sport to get the idle higher. Takes forever to warm up the Motul.

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    6. 03-21-2017 05:56 PM #6
      I sloooowly take off in the morning and my dsg holds first gear forever as well. Never redline, but I usually upshift to keep the revs low.
      If I take off quickly, proper shifting occurs

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      03-21-2017 07:14 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MP3DUB View Post
      Is it normal for the DSG to be really, really f@#$ing stupid while cold?
      Not in my experience. The only thing I notice is if I get on it moderately when pulling onto the street then there's a hard 1-2 shift. I attribute that to the 2-4-6 clutch being sticky from sitting. The solution is to either pull away slowly or do a quick 1-2-1 shift as I roll down the driveway. A sticky/cold wet clutch is a fact of life on my motorcycle so I'm used to it.
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