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rfari
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:46 am 
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I've always had a concern with the performance of the transmission in the passat b5.5 1.8T. on acceleration, the car would be sluggish to change gears and after turbo lag goes, the car now remembers that you pressed the accelerator about a second before. :evil:

i carried it by my mechanic thinking that my tranny had a leak or that it was slowing dying (tranny changed about 5000 miles ago). he said that i don't have anything to worry about but i still did some research.

then i came across the SPORT MODE :evilbat:
placing the key in the ignition just before the starting position and pressing the gas pedal down for about 2 seconds then releasing it before starting and badang; sport mode enabled. took the car for a spin and the up/downshifting of the passat was way more responsive than before. WAY MORE. seemed like the engine and the tranny had telepathic powers. took a spin in the neighbourhood then onto the highway and was total impressed. downside is that gas mileage went from 27mpg to 17mpg, most likely because of how i drove. the pedal-enabled mode has to be re-done each time the car is switched off. the alternative would be to use the VAG-COM and program the transmission.

Anyone else tried this before? AFAIK its for passat b5/b5.5


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TriniVdub
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:23 am 
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With Vag-com it can be easily programmed through the recode/long coding screen where you will recode it to the "old" strategy. Once that is set if you ever need to revert back to stock you will need to use vag-com again.


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rfari
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:41 am 
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yup. weekend i'll program it and don't think i'll switch it back anytime soon.


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Mazdout
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:08 am 
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gotta try this! Not that it's sluggish what -so-ever. Maybe I enabled it and it never decoded...lol :twisted:


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ek4ever
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:38 am 
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All that? .... VAG couldn't just put in a

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rfari
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:44 pm 
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I think the A4 B6 has the sport mode button tho. Dunno about the passats after the B5.5


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:49 am 
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Newer VW vehicles have this mode. No buttons though, just put it in tiptronic mode. New jetta goes absolute bonkers.


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