Addition to question.
No codes when scanned for issues, the torque converter is not stuck as I thought it was.
I was told that the 1.8 turbos have lag so they are very slow off the line if you have an automatic.
If I give it only about 1/4 throttle it seems to take off fine and has some power but if I press it 3/4 or more it just about moves and the RPMs don't climb unless I am already going about 25 or 30 and then it will take off fast. You never feel it shift, it is at 4000 RPM on the highway at 60 to 65, not sure if that is normal, according to the shop the little engines can handle high RPMs that is why the tach is high with the turbo on the highway.
The is my first automatic VW, not sure if you are supposed to know when they are shifting and if they really are that doggy with automatics.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 2:32 AM