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by bother
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Is Diesel a bad idea (based in UK)
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Re: Is Diesel a bad idea (based in UK)

My 1.4 tsi dsg gets anything between 39 and 47 mpg, depending on which dale I’m driving up. I don’t hang around. Impressive. I'm struggling to get to 40mpg even on steady motorway journeys. Most journeys, other than really short ones, tend to me ~35mpg. Car has ~4000 miles on it and is 1yr old. It'...
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: How do I know if ACT is working?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: How do I know if ACT is working?!

I'm pretty sure that no mfrs ACT shuts down all cylinders.

The VW ACT certainly doesn't. Only 2 of the 4 cylinders are 'shut off'.

Mine does it both during light load and after lifting off.

I have noticed that as soon as you tap the brake it engages all the cylinders again. Why though I'm not sure.
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: How do I know if ACT is working?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1585

Re: How do I know if ACT is working?!

...When trying those, don't lift off too much, as if you want to slow down. If you do that, ALL cylinders shut down (on any modern engine), so the Eco/2-cylinder indications would no longer be true, and don't show. Erm, no! ALL cylinders do not shut down on any modern or old engine! (Except maybe w...
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

I will check. It feels like it is coasting (i.e. speeds up slightly if the gradient is steep enough). I'm used to the function from the Tiguan and I think its useful so I want to have it on all the time. Could be wishful thinking though... That sounds like something that will happen in-gear going d...
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

Mine coasts in Normal and Economy. But in my Tiguan, I can turn coasting off and on within the menu. I haven't found that in the Kodiaq menus yet (but I haven't looked that hard). Also, the display screen in the instrument cluster will sometimes say coasting or other times have the little ECO logo ...
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

iwarv wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:30 am
.Perhaps the Kodiaq will also only coast when in E mode?
That is exactly 100% correct.

(Assuming that by 'coast' you mean drop into neutral)
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

1. Kickdown Handy to know. Thanks. I had heard of this on automatic transmissions, but I seem to recall having it explained to me - waaaaaay before I ever owned this (my first) DSG - that kickdown was achieved by pushing the accelerator down briefly, letting go completely and then pressing down har...
by bother
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

@bother My intention was to ask the forum general question about how DSG's decide to switch gears. Perhaps my mistake was that I quoted a part of your post pertaining to engine revs. It wasn't personal, but I can see how you could perceive it like that. For that I apologise. I used the well known e...
by bother
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

I am not a mechanical engineer, so I may have an over-simplistic view of cars. Plus, the Kodiaq is the first DSG car I've owned. I reckon a DSG does not switch gears solely on number of revs. As a pure science scenario, when I arrive at the foot of a hill and I travel at a constant 30 mph, then mos...
by bother
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Going down hill
Replies: 23
Views: 1559

Re: Going down hill

As DaveM says, it's designed to assist you. If the last thing you did was use the brake to control the speed, the DSG 'remembers' that speed and then tries it's best to maintain that speed using engine braking. Obviously it can't defeat the laws of physics and won't be overly aggressive so it'll gen...

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