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Finally I got my A3 after 12 months of staring into dealership windows and at passing by drivers with envy!

Got a 1999 A3 1.9 TDi SE with 90k on the clock

Last night when taking a drive with a friend, I didn't get out of first gear in time and it went right up to somewhere around 4200-4500rpm in 1st gear, it gave a little engine breaking and I dropped it straight into second as soon as I could.

Since then, 1st and 2nd gear don't seem to have the same torque/acceleteration that they had before this 'incident'. I can't believe that one slip up to that rpm would cause permenant damage to the machine, but i'm assuming that i've done some damage to an injector or the turbo system.

Does anyone have any ideas what this could be before I wander down to the Audi garage and watch them laugh at me and borrow my credit card for a week :p

Many thanks :)

t0m
 

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Originally posted by t0m@Feb 11 2005, 10:43 PM
Finally I got my A3 after 12 months of staring into dealership windows and at passing by drivers with envy!

Got a 1999 A3 1.9 TDi SE with 90k on the clock

Last night when taking a drive with a friend, I didn't get out of first gear in time and it went right up to somewhere around 4200-4500rpm in 1st gear, it gave a little engine breaking and I dropped it straight into second as soon as I could.

Since then, 1st and 2nd gear don't seem to have the same torque/acceleteration that they had before this 'incident'. I can't believe that one slip up to that rpm would cause permenant damage to the machine, but i'm assuming that i've done some damage to an injector or the turbo system.

Does anyone have any ideas what this could be before I wander down to the Audi garage and watch them laugh at me and borrow my credit card for a week :p

Many thanks :)

t0m
It's probably unlikely, but maybe u got a false sence of the cars potential when driving that night...

i mean... when driving at night, and when the air is cooler, cars can perform alot better, some more noticable than others..

So now when u drive it, it doesn't seem to be as good as when u took it out that night...

But thats probably a long shot....

You're car should have no problem reving that much....they are designed to do it...

hmm, maybe somebody else can help...??
 
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