I never hold the car on the clutch !! Can't say I've noticed the revs pulsing at any time, idle is sometimes a bit lumpy though.
What do you mean "held on the clutch"? That you have the clutch partially engaged (or disengaged) in order to keep the car from rolling back?revs are pulsing when held on the clutch.
That's exactly what I mean. In effect when you have engaged the clutch but not come off of it completely.What do you mean "held on the clutch"? That you have the clutch partially engaged (or disengaged) in order to keep the car from rolling back?
Maybe I'm a bit thick, but why on earth would you be holding (or "riding") the clutch? There are two places where there is no wear on your clutch - fully engaged or fully disengaged. Every other position is not one you want to be "holding" at any time.That's exactly what I mean. In effect when you have engaged the clutch but not come off of it completely.(
Right then - I did raise the possibility that I was a bit thick! I drive in rush hour traffic every day here in Toronto, and I do hit a couple of quite steep inclines where I'm inching along. I have not had any issues with my rpm pulsing at all, but I'll test it today on the way home.Let's say for instance you are stopped on a hill in traffic, you pull away as the traffic in front of you moves slightly, you actually never get fully off the clutch as you are in effect only crawling forward so you engage the clutch only slightly with very low revs , if you come fully off the clutch you end up in the boot (trunk) of the car in front, if you don't engage the clutch at all then you go nowhere.
Ian, you like me learnt to drive around this problem to some extent. I can now crawl in traffic at whatever speed I want, something I could never do in the S5. As some of you know I don't have the car anymore and it does prove to me that Audi should do something about this stupid feature. Why don't you all petition Audi UK about it?Everythings fine with mine... although I would agree, careful clutch control can be tricky... it's a lot easier to just 'go' !
Thanks Graham. I read that thread and "tested" it last night.It's the same old problem. Please see this ( and many other ) posts.