11-16-2000, 07:15 AM
The first shift evry morning seems to take a very, very long time to happen - regardless of temperature. The transmission stays in first, winding up in pretty good shape. I'm wondering if it has something to do with its "learning" ability. I have a long, steep winding driveway, so after pulling out of the garage, the allroad essentially coasts down the first 400 feet to the road. Then, since it's a dirst road, the throttle is not really goosed for several hundred more feet. Then, it takes forever to get it out of first. Is this to be expected? It's not really troublesome, just strange.
11-16-2000, 12:01 PM
This is intentional according to my Audi tech. I'm guessing that this is controlled by a temp sensor since it only happens when engine is cold. I sometimes start off in manual tip for about 30 seconds and then go shift back to automatic to get around this.
11-16-2000, 12:17 PM
I heard from Audi that this is intentional to get the engine to warm up quicker to get the emissions lower faster.
11-16-2000, 04:44 PM
Could very well be the learning ability of the Tip as well as the warming up procedure. I notice the tip will also stay in a lower ratio longer than normal after going up a long steep hill even when it's hot.