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Old 11th November 2013, 17:38   #1291
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Sorry, for posting back to back. Just trying to clear every doubt.

Few more questions
Cooling down Turbo:
Do I need to wait for few minutes before switching off the engine??

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Ideally 30 seconds should do. Also if you drive the final 30 seconds out of the turbo zone, then this also is NOT required I believe. Every time I drive, I make sure the last 30 seconds are out of the turbo zone, I never had any problems with my Swift (@ 90K kms / 5 years now) and the latest check in the service centre has confirmed that turbo is healthy.

When I get to very high speeds for a long time (highway drives in the turbo zone), I make sure I park and idle it for close to a minute before I switch off.

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Old 11th November 2013, 18:48   #1292
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Have few clarifications regarding the DSG modes, would appreciate your answers about the same.

In Short signal(say 15 seconds in the Red light), I do the following to stop
- Leave the mode in 'D'
- Keep the foot brake engaged(and do not engage the handbrake)


In Long signal(say 2 minutes in the Red light), I do the following to stop
- Change the mode to 'N
- Engage the handbrake(Do not engage the foot brake)
- Stop the engine(ignition off)

Is this okay, or should I change the mode to 'P', and then switch off the engine??

Can I start the engine when it is in 'N' mode??

I am interested to know the ideal way of stopping and starting car in the long signal. If there are different approaches please do let me know.
What you are following is fine. I do the same with my A/Ts. Except I don't think turning the engine off is a good idea, since yours is a turbo car. It needs time to cool off before you shut the engine, that's why people say idle for 20-30 seconds before shutting down. Keep it on at signals.

You can start the engine in N, no issues.
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What you are following is fine. I do the same with my A/Ts. Except I don't think turning the engine off is a good idea, since yours is a turbo car. It needs time to cool off before you shut the engine, that's why people say idle for 20-30 seconds before shutting down. Keep it on at signals.

You can start the engine in N, no issues.
Actually in traffic it will always run cool. There's no idling in that case. Driving in traffic is same as idling.
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Actually in traffic it will always run cool. There's no idling in that case. Driving in traffic is same as idling.
Guess it depends if he is in traffic or not before the signal right? If its moving traffic then I wouldn't recommend putting off the car. But if its bumper to bumper then yes it will be at near idle rpms.
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Guess it depends if he is in traffic or not before the signal right? If its moving traffic then I wouldn't recommend putting off the car. But if its bumper to bumper then yes it will be at near idle rpms.
Yeah but in India which city has extended high speed driving before a long 2 min traffic light

I usually just drive slow for the last half km to my house. Anyways for the turbo to heat up means you need to be driving with the turbo spooled for a long time. City driving is varying rpm's which means the turbo goes on and off boost which allows it to cool.
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Guess it depends if he is in traffic or not before the signal right? If its moving traffic then I wouldn't recommend putting off the car. But if its bumper to bumper then yes it will be at near idle rpms.
So, final conclusion is:
Suppose if I am NOT driving in the turbo mode(i.e below 1500 rpms) I could switch off the engine without idling. In most of the bumper-to-bumper traffic the engine does not use the turbo(i.e rpms are lesser than 1500).

But if I am driving long distance(in rpms above 1500), then I would need to wait for few seconds before switching off the engine(30 seconds in case of normal driving, and 60 seconds in case of high speed driving).

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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I had contacted Volkswagen India regarding extended warranty and got the following reply:
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We would like to inform you that pricing for the extended warranty for the Polo GT TSI has not yet been released . The same should be available for customers, post 2nd week of October and may be purchased any time before 23 months from date of your vehicle invoicing.
Hi Sahil, Any update related to the extended warranty?

I have sent couple of mails to 'customer.care@volkswagen.co.in', but they have not responded to any of my mails.
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OverDrive Garage: 15,000km with the Polo GT TSI
http://overdrive.in/features/od-gara...e-polo-gt-tsi/
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Hi Sahil, Any update related to the extended warranty?

I have sent couple of mails to 'customer.care@volkswagen.co.in', but they have not responded to any of my mails.
Hi Rohan, I sent them another mail yesterday to get the latest update but no response. Will update as soon as get a response.
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Kitna deti hai? @2000km in rush hour traffic, and at 4000km in rush hour traffic
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I just finished 2500km highway trip, and MID showed a mileage of 17.2 kmpl. Rest of the journey was with sedate driving.

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The MID does not show the lifetime average consumption of the car.
Memory 1 only shows accumulated average consumption over last 2 hours and memory 2 shows accumulated average consumption over last 20 hours. I guess the only way to get the lifetime consumption is to keep a log of refills and distance covered.
On memory 1, I have got 15 kmpl max in city during happy hours. During peak traffic this drops down to as low as 9 kmpl or lower (remember seeing worst as 7 kmpl on memory 1).
Using the refill logs, my average is 9.67 kmpl over 2251 KM (last fill odometer reading) and 7 full tanks (274L, including the current refill) on Speed 97. Best was 11.01 kmpl and worst was 8.68 kmpl. All my driving is city driving plus one trip to Nandi Hills, with AC on all the time.
(If you are interested, I am using 'Total Fuel' app on my windows phone 8)

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Not exactly a Polo Tsi, but a Vento Tsi. information may be relevant.

Driving so far
AC on 100%
City only
Traffic Conditions: Moderate to Sparse.
Note: Only my 2nd fillup after picking up the car, so too early to tell.




App used: Fuelio for Android.
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Quick update.. around 4400kms i started getting the infamous DSG whine.. lol.. on initial take off and roll in 1st n 2nd lasts for a few secs.. not a big deal as its reported on almost all 7DSG gearboxes and doesn't affect anything in the car or performance or reliability.. sounds like reverse gear in mt cars.
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Slightly off topic. I've noticed something that I hadn't noticed ealier. A Hissing sound. Let me explain the scenario, which I've repeated all this week and wanted anyones' opinion on.

So riddle me this my fellow TSI-ers

Morning to work: No problem
Evening back from work : Hissing.

After I am back from work in Bangalore's lovely traffic and pull into my basement and turn off the car, I hear a hissing sound as I stand outside. Seems to be coming from the bottom of the car.

Here's some additional Details:
Work to Home: 15 Kms
Driving Speed 30-60 Kms/hr
Gears used: Anything between 1-7
Variables Tested: AC on/off. DSG manual/Sport/Automatic.

From front gate to basement parking distrance: 1 Kms
AC off as soon as I enter the front gate
Low speeds (as there are lot of speedbreakers)
Park the car and put it in Park and leave it running
Go get my bag/water bottle, do a general walk around so see if I or somene bumped into the car
Turn off the car
Lock the car
Stand in front
Hear a hissing sound. Duration 1 sec; Gap 1 sec; total cycles 20-35 times
Then it stops. Sounds like air being let out of cycle tire when you press down on the valve.

Note: This does not happen on my way into work and where I park at work. The security guy at the Apartment yesterday said it sounds like a snake hissing. I went under the car and checked, no leakes. Checked all the fluids, all OK.

Note2: My FILs (TDI) car does not have this problem as I repeated the same driving cycle with his car this past weekend.

My assumption:

Vaccum leak somewhere
AC Equalizing pressure (my brothers' assumption, though the sound comes when driving even with the AC for the full ride home)

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