Audi A3 Sportback - What should RPMs be for normal driving? - Ladylee

Hi

Just had first service on Audi A3 sportsback 1.4 SE TSFI (cod). Since collecting my car, it seems to run away with itself. It runs around 2000 rpm. I was in traffic today and was coasting in first gear, with no foot on clutch or accelerator and it was doing 5 mph with me just steering, it increased to 9 mph in 2nd gear and 12 mph in 3rd gear. I have known this happen on my old deisel cars, but it never used to happen to this petrol car before the service.

Any advice greatfully received.

Thanks

Audi A3 Sportback - What should RPMs be for normal driving? - focussed

Some diesels do it some petrols do it - others don't, it depends entirely on the way the engine management computer is programmed to handle low speed running.

A 2002 1.6 Ford Focus I had used to decide to accelerate around left hand slow corners in second gear with foot off gas pedal so badly it was necessary to dip the clutch to get rid of the drive from the motor.

My current Honda 2.2 CDTI diesel doesn't do it.

As to why your Audi has started to exhibit this trait after the first service-sounds like some sort of software update done during the service.

Why not ask the dealer?

Audi A3 Sportback - What should RPMs be for normal driving? - Ladylee
Thanks for the info. I'll go back to the garage.
 

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