How to launch control properly...?

Macdaddy

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Or for the faster version"

1. Left foot on brake
2. Turn ESP OFF
2A *Select Sport on the dash and the gearbox*
3. Hit the accelerator all the way (revs should limit to 3k)
4. Take a deep breath
5. Remove left foot and watch the world go backwards.
 

P_G

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It doesn't work as well on winter tyres!

I would also add hit sport button for added aural pleasure to macdaddy's list
 

REGINAL

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Or for the faster version"

1. Left foot on brake
2. Turn ESP OFF
2A *Select Sport on the dash and the gearbox*
3. Hit the accelerator all the way (revs should limit to 3k)
4. Take a deep breath
5. Remove left foot and watch the world go backwards.

....what does it mean if I did all of the above but when I plant the accelerator the revs go up to +- 3000 but don't stay there? it drops back down and there is a big time lag before it launches?

thanks.
 

Mr_Freeze

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If it drops back down then you must be releasing the accelerator.
You have to plant the right foot all the way down and keep it there, the revs will sit somewhere near 3k and the engine will rumble and make weird noises like it's running on 3 cylinders.
Then release the brake and watch everything go blurred in your peripheral vision.

Only then can you change the position of the accelerator to suit your needs.
 
Hi. Today i tried launch control in my rs3 8p for the 1st time. Car sat at 3k revs and when i let the brake off it just kept spinning all four tyres and going nowhere fast. Has that happened to anybody on this group or could it be a traction control issue?
 

Arkious

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Hi. Today i tried launch control in my rs3 8p for the 1st time. Car sat at 3k revs and when i let the brake off it just kept spinning all four tyres and going nowhere fast. Has that happened to anybody on this group or could it be a traction control issue?

Sounds like cheap rubber to me, what you running? The electronics are only as good as the interface they use with the road surface. I could well imagine somthing cheap isn't going to function well with launch
 
Thought as much myself then had brand new conti's fitted. Still spinning. Someone mentioned a recall a couple of years ago on the abs pumps for the s3/rs3 08on. Any ideas?
 

Arkious

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when you are disengaging traction control are you holding the button or just pressing it. I don't think it will launch properly with the traction fully disengaged but I haven't tried it. Mine launches perfectly on sport traction control setting which is just the press activation.

Mind I have only launched 4 times in the time I have owned it and its been fine each time. I don't feel the need to use it as it goes like a rocket form the line anyways haha
 

45bvtc

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Thought as much myself then had brand new conti's fitted. Still spinning. Someone mentioned a recall a couple of years ago on the abs pumps for the s3/rs3 08on. Any ideas?

These are the update codes for the 8P RS3 that I know of; check that your car has had the 39E1 (#2) update - any Audi Dealer Service Dept should be able to advise of ALL updates applied to your car:

1) The ECU:
Update-Code (nur Motorsteuerung): SVM 01A098
Update-Code (inkl. DSG-Update): SVM 02A039

Update-Version: 1717 (mit Nr 2029582/2)
State: confirmed
Released: Juli 2012
Vehicules: all RS3
Countires: all
Description: Problem with the engine chain sound max rev in 2nd gear

2) Haldex:
Update-Code: 39E1
State:confirmed
Released:22. April 2013
Vehicules: RS3 R5250
Countires:all
Description:LC

3) Brakes (1):
Update-Code: 46F8
State: confirmed
Released: 26. Juli 2012
Vehicules: RS3 R5250 DSG, MJ <= 2012
Countires: all
Description: exchange of the front opening right for more air flow to the brakes

4) Brakes (2):
Update-Code: 661G
State: confirmed
Released: 26. Juli 2012
Vehicules: RS3 R5250 DSG, MJ <= 2012
Countires: all
Description: exchange of the front opening left for more air flow to the brakes

5) Brakes (3):
Update-Code: 47i6
State: confirmed
Released: 2. April 2013
Vehicules: RS3 und TTRS, alle MJ
Countires: all
Description: on complaint
a) brake caliper and pads: 8P0 698 996
b) brake disks: 8P0 615 301 B


6) Fuel pump:
Update-Code: 20T9
State: confirmed
Released: 23. November 2012
Vehicules: particular RS3
Countires: all
Description: particular fuel pumps can reach diagnostic level of voltage

7) Steering
Update-Code: 48J6
State: confirmed
Released: 24. Februar 2012
Vehicules: particular MJ 2012
Countires: all
Description: checksum error

8) Radio/Navigation (1)
Update-Code: unknown
State: confirmed
Released: ca. Q1/2012
Vehicules: RS3 with Bose
Countires: all
Description: exchange of the noise mic of the BOSE system

9) Radio/Navigation (2)
Update-Code: unknown
State: confirmed
Vehicules: RS3 with RNS-E
Countires: unknown
Description: generic update

10) Carnetwork????:
Update-Code: TPI 2029738
State: confirmed
Released: ca. Q1/2012
Vehicules: all RS3
Countires: all
Description: unable to code LED licence plate lights, netion problem with back window cleaner

11) Interieur
Update-Code: 2029184/1 (ELSA-Suche,
Titel: Recarositzkonsole)
Status: confirmed
Erschienen: ca. Q1/2012
Fahrzeuge: RS3 MJ 2011 & 2012 Sport seats
Länder: all
Beschreibung: removes the noise of the co-driver seat
 

Arkious

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whats this update regarding the noise from the co-driver seat? is it vibration when your driving?
 

45bvtc

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whats this update regarding the noise from the co-driver seat? is it vibration when your driving?

It was Jay, yes. I know of a couple of owners (both 12-plate cars) who had seat mods in 2012/13 to their rattling passenger sports seat; seat mod done only after customer complaint. Again, check with your Owner Dealer to find if the update was applied to your car and if not make the complaint and check if the update remains valid.
 

Arkious

Registered User
haha im sick of giving the seat a nudge when driving to stop it clicking! im going to give them a call tomorrow anyways as im certain my DSG still isn't quite right, I will let you know the outcome of both when I speak with them :)
 
Thanks for the advice on updates. Will look into that. Regarding the launch control fault it so happens that my haldex clutch pump is faulty. Booked it in with audi. Hope that sorts it out. Sick of it spinning.
 
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