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Old 3rd September 2011, 02:29 PM
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Mine was off! Finally it kick down when i want it to.. This has bugging me since i bought the car..

Thanks for the info
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Old 15th September 2011, 08:38 PM
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Tested my 2006 D3 3.0 tdi yesterday and no kickdown happening. Checked the button and sure enough it was off. Clicked it clockwise as described, looking forward to trying it out tomorrow! I suppose it proves that the standard auto performance is more than adequate if previous owner did not notice in 63000 miles. Thanks for the info.

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Old 27th October 2011, 06:58 AM
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wow, finally learned what this is. I have a D2S8 with less than 60K miles and with this turned on, I believe I popped my ears.

The torque delivery is amazing! Kudos for the write up.

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Old 27th October 2011, 08:32 AM
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i can not belive that i have owned this car for 2 years and never ever had any idea that this could be switched off simple click to the right and i now have a rocket ship !! cant begin to tell you how glad i am that i came across this thread

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Old 27th October 2011, 05:03 PM
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i can not belive that i have owned this car for 2 years and never ever had any idea that this could be switched off simple click to the right and i now have a rocket ship !! cant begin to tell you how glad i am that i came across this thread

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LOL surely youre not gonna blame that for the great GTI International BMW embarassment!!
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Old 29th October 2011, 04:49 PM
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nope lol that truly was down to the intake manifold, after its all been done with new PTFE bushes its amazing really is like driving a different car im kicking myself for not doing it months ago
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Old 29th October 2011, 05:01 PM
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I think intake manifold would have only affected you in low rpm's in first gear in drag race as changing into other gears rpm's would be high enough for intake manifold to be in stage 3 as it probably was all the time if it was not working properly. Of course I can be wrong as I only have 32V and not 40V so it could be different.
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Old 29th October 2011, 05:06 PM
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And obviously kick down would not affect at all.
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Old 31st October 2011, 09:17 AM
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you are correct about the kick down but i belive that the intake manifold was a big factor as it only opens fully at 400 rpm before redline then as soon as it changes gear the rpm's drop to 4500rpm and the flaps close again i can feel a major difference in the way it pulls

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thats with the valves open all the time ie. broken
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From my experience having done the same fix to the manifolds on a car with them faulty, after the fix, the pull throught the midrange is stronger - You notice after fixing it, that in fact is had a flat spot around 3000 rpm iirc.

It is worth fixing, you *do* notice the increased performance....
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