What's your question? Search here
Volks will torque
I have an 2007 2.0 TDI DSG and have just read the following in your ‘car by car breakdown’: “Early 2.0TDI DSGs suffer from ECU programming that reduces torque from standstill so acceleration is very poor initially until it hits peak torque and suddenly accelerates. Very dangerous at T-junctions and roundabouts.” I agree it is really scary at times (you have to put your foot down nearly a second before you actually want to move). Is this something that VW is willing to modify (preferably under warranty) or is it just a user-perception thing that I would have to see some after-market tuning chappie to modify? (My warranty ended in January.)
Asked on 20 March 2010 by J.E., via e-mail
The real reason is because the engine produces too much torque for the transmission and, unless it is electronically reigned in, it will destroy the dual mass flywheel, itself there to reduce torque reactions on the gearbox during the change-ups from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd.
Your taxi-driving correspondent may be pleased to know that Valeo does a solid flywheel/clutch replacement for VW Passats and some Fords. I paid £550 to...
My daughter kept complaining about driving along a dual carriageway, approaching a roundabout and not being able to select any gears at all, works fine...
I bought a 58-plate Mondeo 1.8TDCI with 8,000 miles from a Ford Direct dealer with an unlimited mileage warranty for 2yrs.
The car has been serviced at...
Looking for a garage you can trust? Honest John's Good Garage Guide has thousands of reader recommended garages, plus how-to guides and tips on servicing.
Electric version of the Up with range of up to 100 miles. Surprisingly quick and enjoyable to drive. No compromise on boot space. Standard full charge in nine hours.