1.5 TSI Update Please

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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by MrTrilby » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 am

Colin Lambert wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:47 am
Maximum 'nose' weight on the Kodiaq tow bar is 80Kg.
And effectively less with a bike rack as the load is at a distance from the car.
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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by Silverbear » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:47 am
Maximum 'nose' weight on the Kodiaq tow bar is 80Kg.
Indeed but that is for a trailer hitch bearing down directing on the tow ball. A bike rack is a moment on the tow ball, not a vertical force, and the maximum mass allowed diminishes rapidly below 100kg as the centre of gravity of the combined bike mass moves back from the car. You can't put 100kg of bike and carrier on the tow ball. I found I would be lucky to get three 15kg bikes on the tow ball and four bikes was beyond the spec but it depends on the precise carrier design and how you manage to pack the bikes together to minimise the centre of mass distance from the hitch. I did some calculations and it was disappointing. It is interesting that the carrier sold by Skoda is I think, according to the dealer I phoned, only a two bike carrier.

I suppose there are three moments in play with regard to the towing hitch: the moment about the tow ball itself, the moment about the point the tow bar assembly fixes to the car and the moment about the rear axle. I wonder which limit is reached first?
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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by SkodaVRS1963 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:46 pm

old man wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:13 am
As I mentioned in a previous post, this is also my first auto in over 50 years. Based on my 10 months of ownership, I'd be surprised if you regretted getting a DSG.
My Kodiaq VRS is the first auto I've driven in over 30 years.

The only thing (in my opinion) you have to watch out for is stop-start.......it's actually very disconcerting when you pull up at a busy junction where you really need to "create" a gap that isn't there (otherwise you'll sit there for 15 minutes because your average Brit will *not* have the common courtesy to let you out)........taking your foot off of the brake and hitting the accelerator when the stop-start is active does mean you get flashed/honked at because of the lag while the engine kicks into life.

I now turn the stop/start off as soon as I get into the car.

Otherwise, the DSG box is lovely, I'm in 7th gear before I've hit 40mph and yet I'm struggling to get 35mpg :shock:

Still, the VRS is a lovely car, nothing but compliments from everyone who's seen (and heard) it.
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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by JasperVelders » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:47 pm

I usually don't have my foot on the brake, as the auto hold keeps the brake on. To get the engine going, you can move the steering wheel to wake up the engine. Gives me enough time to pull out relatively quickly.
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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by asultan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:53 am

I did the upgrade yesterday. It is about TPI 2054430/3, released on Sept 3rd.

I owe a VW Tiguan 1.5 TSI DSG, 2019, week 20, with a DADA engine, ECU 05E 906 018 AF.
I have updated the software version from 7418 to 9834

The things have improved from the Roo perspective, the issue is not entirely fixed. It is just harder to reproduce. (sad face)

My OBDeleven device shows a change in terms of the rpms at idle. I.e. it now shows ~930 rpm, instead of ~800 as it was previously if I am not mistaken.

So, I am not sure if I am delivering good or bad news. The car behaves better, but I am not happy with the rpm settings change. I am not sure if I want to fight more with the dealer and VAG. Maybe I will, I don't know.

As a side note, if you don't know already, some people were advised to run 1000 km (600 miles) before the fix is fully functional. I don't think it will change in time, but let's see.

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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by CJJE » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:30 pm

I've just read the following on the German Autozeitung magazine website (https://www.autozeitung.de/vw-rueckruf-188626.html)

(NB: Text is auto-translated)
"VW recall in October 2019 due to start-up weakness 1.5 TSI with manual transmission (Arteon, Passat, Tiguan, Touran)

"The VW recall "24th" in October 2019 affects 8047 Arteon, Passat, Tiguan and Touran worldwide with the 1.5 TSI and manual transmission. The background is that a start-up weakness due to lack of torque could lead to an accident risk. The problem, which affects 2928 vehicles in Germany according to the recall database of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, is to be solved by means of a software update. VW customers can contact the service hotline 08 00/86 55 79 24 36.

Also affected by the recall are 16759 Skoda models Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb, while in Germany the start-up weakness of the 1.5 TSI with manual transmission 6019 vehicles is affected. The hotline is 08 00/44 24 246."

Note: the quoted hotline numbers are for German readers of the magazine!

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Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:19 pm

This problem has been covered in great depth, both here and on the Karoq forum.
Basically the problem only occurred on 1.5 EVO engines (mainly manual) in the first part of 2018. Cars after that date are ok.
I had an 18 reg Karoq DSG which suffered slightly, but not worth the dealer doing anything about it.
My 19 reg 1.5 DSG KAroq is absolutely fine.
If you are still considering getting a 1.5 Kodiaq, just avoid the 18 reg unless the dealer can guarantee it's been sorted if necessary.
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