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Hi,

Recently took delivery of our 59 plate 2.0 TDI auto and we love it!

Just a couple of observations, would be good to know if anyone else has encountered these!

When the car changes from 2nd gear to 3rd and vice versa I can hear what sounds like some sort of whirring/high pitched noise. This doesn't happen between any other gear change.

When the car accelerates from stationary, I can hear a clicking sound that seems to originate from the dash area - happens around 10mph or so. Doesn't happen at any other point.

Anyone notice these issues?!

Would be good to know. Otherwise a very happy customer.

Thanks
 

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Don't get the whirring sound but do get dashboard clicks once moving off. I think the clicks are something to do with the automatic handbrake dis engaging ?
 
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Hi,

Just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this?

Car going in to the local Audi centre - I have been told there is a software update available and they hope it will solve it...I'm not sure/convinced.

Anyone also notice that the 2.0TDI is a little sluggish when setting off? Fine at all other times, just the initial acceleration.

My average mpg over 1500 miles is ~30.3mpg which I think seems a little low. We do a fair amount of town driving, but I would say that about 700 miles of the 1500 were on motorways. Maybe I was a little too speedy!!
 

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Cant help about the gear shifts as mines a manual. I dont have any problems when setting off, in fact the takeoff from first in incredible and surprises a few people.

The mpg should be about 36-37 town and 42-43 motorway, though it will get better with more miles
 

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I get a slight transmission noise between second and third from the S-Tronic box more so when the car is cold but it's not that loud that it bothers me.Cant say I have heard any clicking from the dash only when the doors lock automatically at 10mph
My car averages about 36mpg but on longer runs it can record 40.9mpg not bad considering the weight of the car and the four wheel drive.
 
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Ive done 2500 miles in mine, best ive managed so far is 35 mpg (brim to brim)...Filled up this morning 64 litres 498 miles.... I never get more than 500 miles to tank. 1/2 motorway and 1/2 Town driving.
Maybe the manual gets meuch better mpg..
 
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stevepen said:
Wow! I've never had less than 500 Miles from a tank!
Steve,

What type of journeys do you do..? + what driving style...?, do you live in warmer cliemate..?....550miles is clearly achievable from what you are saying...i need to change something...

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Mark
 

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In the UK, so not warm


I've had over 600 miles once when using a lot of the motorway.

Its probably 50% motorway, 25% Main road and 25% town. I'm begining to think its due to the manual gearbox from what others have said with s-tronic boxes. If the s-tronic is 7 speed and very high geared then i'm sure its changing gear a lot, where I can stay in 6th from 30 mph upwards. Just a thought.

Are there any others with manual boxes and whats your mpg?
 
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Steve,

Thanks for that, you would think that the Stronic with the additional gear would be more economical on motorway driving, from 50 mph it does stay in 7th gear. (that may sound a bit simplistic). I understand what your saying about Town driving..

It would be interesting to here from other manual drivers..

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Mark
 

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I have a manual, and I think that the official figures only can be reached if you constantly follow the gear indicator
If so, you will never exceed 2.000 rpm when accelerating, and mostly crawl between 1400 and 1800 rpm on the 5 first gears
and you will already be in 6th gear at 45 mph.
A few complementary conditions are also needed
- the motor must be at his ideal temperature (this supposes you have already done 20 miles
(read on the car computer how much it lasts before the initial figures begin to decrease...)
- you have to compensate the intial higher consumption (every time you started the motor) by longer journeys, otherwise, your figures remain poorer than 30 mpg
- weather must no be too cold (under 5? Celsius, the motor gets slower warm, and the starter stay longer on; you can verify this on the car computer
- traffic has to be fluid, because every time the car must be re-accelerated, you loose all the benefit of miles steady (sedate...) riding
Now , I did not buy a rapid car in order to use it permanently as in a eco-run. I'am happy that my car (almost 2 tons to move..) achieves a modest 28 mpg : this are figures that we only could dream of 20 yers ago. Then we divided the weight of the car by 10 in order to estimate his realistic consumption. I try to maintain my revs round the 2000/2500 (max. torque) and at this speeds, the motor tells me it is happy.
But then your consumption don't exceed 30 mpg... what's the matter ?
 

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i get a "thud" when moving off after stopping and applying the handbrake.. Not all the time, but mostly when I start applying the accelerator pedal and release the clutch pedal. I will watch it for a few more days and then see if thats still an issue...
 

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Hi I have had my Audi q5 2lt tdi manual for a few months 59plate

Has anyone encountered a juddering problem after the car has been in use and the engine is hot? Audi have dismissed the problem twice please help if encountered similar problem?

Solutions please?
 

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No idea what would cause the symptoms you describe, but it does not sound good. Was it like this when you bought it? How many miles? Can you track down previous owner? I would take a test drive in a.n.other similar model as a comparison.
 
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