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rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:39:11 am »
ok so i noticed yesterday that my rev counter was idling at just under 1000 rpm, is this normal for a TDI or have i have i just not noticed it before? it literally all of a sudden happened after i started my car. i have VCDS lite so what should i be looking for with regards to problems?
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 09:49:46 am »
just to add to this, it is when i have just started the car and well after it has been started too
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 09:56:09 am by siggieman30 »

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 10:27:32 am »
Being that those are 250rpm graduations on the tacho, that looks fine to me, the idle can be adjusted a little with VAG-com- see here, but reading that suggests optimum idle is about 900rpm, yours looks to be around this so I wouldn't worry about it- my tacho needle is in exactly the same place at idle!
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 10:32:02 am »
Ah right that's brilliant. Must just be where im used to my ex car's which are petrol maybe

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 10:41:42 am »
Initial start from cold will give a higher reading 903 RPM iirc once up to normal 90deg will drop back to 860 RPM
A faulty coolant temperature sensor can cause this, also shows a fault in Vagcom/VCDS lite.
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 10:43:38 am »
Base idle speed varies from engine to engine really, in the case of the Galaxy, an old databook I have suggests the petrol V6 idle is lower (about 700rpm) but the 2.3 petrol and TDI are similar at about 900rpm.
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 10:44:04 am »
And just guessing but would the faulty coolant temperature sensor make the temperature needle drop and rise randomly too?

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 11:09:51 am »
Oh yes, common fault
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2014, 11:11:00 am »
Ok cool. It showed as a fault when I ran VCDS lite the other day too. If only I could find the damn sensor lol
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 11:11:32 am by siggieman30 »

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2014, 11:17:33 am »
Wicked stuff thanks chris

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2014, 11:21:50 am »
Guessing mine is going to be a 2 pin plug then mate

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2014, 01:29:02 pm »
There are four pin versions depending on model but the grey one seems to be the usual one for early MK2's
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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2014, 01:30:09 pm »
Ok I'll have to have a look then I think

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2014, 11:05:12 am »
just a comment on idle revs
115auy engine was 903
current 140ps engine is 943

mechanic at vw could not specify a figure

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Re: rev counter a bit high or is it just me
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2014, 11:08:38 am »
Ok thank you

 

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