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It is definitely not good for an automatic tranny to be pulled in neutral, but it doesn't mean it's automatically fried. The reason it's not good for the transmission is, the pump which distributes the tranny fluid is just behind the torque converter (in most automatic transmissions) which is attached to the engine. When the engine isn't running, there is ...


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For logging purposes, the best smartphone app by far is Torque Pro for android. If you don't know anything about cars, DON'T mess around with fuel/ignition maps. You are going to push things too far and end up melting pistons and/or damaging your turbo. I guarantee it.


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In regards to your second question, you can connect to your car with the Wireless Ross-Tech VCDS volkswagen diagnostic system. It is by far the best VW diagnostic tool. The wireless version supports iOS and Android, but isn't exactly cheap. However if you plan on working on your car it's a must. http://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-mobile/ VWs are very specific ...


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For tuning purposes, you have several different options (and probably more): Bully dog Celtic Tuning Malone Tuning And many more And again, there are plenty of products on the market which will allow you to do what you want to do with the OBD2 system, at least I believe it does considering your real lack of description: Mobile Asset Solutions Amazon ...


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Most of the claims made by a lot of 'tuning' firms are just too much hype. They rely on taking the EGR valve out of circuit, which whilst giving the extra horesepower the vehicle usually gives out excessive nitrides of oxides(NOX). This NOX output is a known killer. Here in the UK somewhere in the region of 5000 people die from or have attributable causes of ...


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Book your car into a repair shop for a smoke test on your intake and exhaust systems. This will reveal any vacuum leaks. Also, do not under estimate the value of a scan on your engines systems.


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I'm thinking the issue is probably with the torque rod (on some cars called a dog bone) which keeps the engine/transmission in check during acceleration/deceleration. At least one end of the "dog bone" has a hard rubber piece which can wear out over time. Depending on how worn out it is, the noise will could be louder or not. You would probably notice it ...


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If you are going to keep hold of your A3, then a visit to the Ross-Tech.com web site might be useful to you. Not only can you obtain a VAG diagnpostic system to check your car, but they also have a Wiki on A3's.


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Zaid has covered the mechanism of the gearlever and its switch and relay. The speedo is made up of a driving wheel on the transmission output, which is an interferance fit, which can go bad, and not do any driving of the speedo transducer. The speedo driving wheel drives the transducer, which gives out a sequence of pulses to the ECU to give a 'speedo ...


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You vehicle needs to checked over by a transmission shop, or main dealer, no other way forward. The brakes would also need to be checked in case they are binding and causing drive problems. Many drivers today have problems with the 'Cost of Ownership'. Here in the UK owning a vehicle such as yours would cost around £7000 per year. American service personnel ...


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"When using cruise control and pulling the lever for acceleration RPM goes all the way up giving a sudden push to reach the desired speed." That's an important characteristic. That means one of two things: Either (a) your accelerator cable is running into an obstruction that prevents it from opening the throttle further or else (b) (if that car happens to ...



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