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Losing power in first..

The past couple of days I have noticed while coming from a stop in first gear, right around 3k rpm it feels like the turbo just stops working, but i will still accelerate and it isnt rough or a missing cylinder. the engine still runs smooth but it just feels like the power cuts out. could this be a clutch problem? The car WILL still accelerate, just at a slower rate. only happens in 1st gear though.
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I'm also having occasional bad hesitation on my new 2012 Hybrid Touareg. Sometime it's perky, other times it's very sluggish.
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Pull codes and see it you are going into limp mode, otherwise i think it is a vac leak at those RPMS.


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So i took it out this morning, and it only happened on the first time i pulled out of the driveway. I watch the boost gauge go up to 0, then drop to -10 in Hg when I felt the power loss. Is there a thread on how to pull codes? BTW I just put an OEM diverter valve on and took off the BOV.
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Go down to auto zone and say to who ever is working there "hey can you see what codes iv got on my car real quick?" Wala


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Haha ok thanks man. I'll let you know what I get later
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Took it to Auto Zone and it had NO CODES. It really doesnt feel like that big of a problem as far as the amount of power loss. So... not really sure where to go from here
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this same weird loss of power feeling happened to me in first and second. only for a brief second. when was the last time you changed your fuel filter? it could be clogged with shit.

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this same weird loss of power feeling happened to me in first and second. only for a brief second. when was the last time you changed your fuel filter? it could be clogged with shit.
Not sure, as I just bought the car. It came with a short list of things that had been done. (timing belt, water pump etc) but no record of fuel filter. The only reason i think it WOULDNT be this, is because i can see the drop of boost in the gauge, and a filter would be more of a stutter/miss feeling, just from what i have experienced in previous cars.
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3k should be your power area. What octane are you running.
Do you get the traction control light or anything?


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Im running 93. The ESP light is constantly on, and I have looked into that but since it didnt throw a code on the test I wasnt really sure what to think. Guess I shouldve mentioned that earlier..
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i also had my esp light on for a while but it went away and never through a code. is it because your traction control is off? or does pressing the traction button not do anthing?

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i would also guess you might have a vaccuum leak... make a boost leak tester, there is a how to on this forum by me.

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i would also guess you might have a vaccuum leak... make a boost leak tester, there is a how to on this forum by me.
Will do.
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