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Old 10-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by snofrandy View Post
That's weird. I have a 2010 w/ DSG and I just let the computer control the starter. Basically, when I start the car, I briefly push the key in igniton to "Start", then release right away. This is all in a fraction of a second. There's a split second lag, then the ignition would start the starter, engine would turn over automatically, starting the car. I think the amount of time the starter needs to run to completely start the car is automatically controlled by the ECU. Meaning you don't have to hold the key in "Start" position until the car starts.

The only other way I can describe this is the push button start for Lexus when I was test driving it. Push Start and release, Starter will start a split of second after release.

This is unlike my previous car where I have to hold the key in the Start position until the engine turns over and start. Where as if I do what I'm doing w/ the GTI now, as soon as I release it from "Start", the engine would die right away because the starter is controlled by the ignition switch.
What you describe is what I could do with my '98 E300 Turbodiesel MBZ. You could turn the key, wait for the glow plug signal, then tap the starter quick and let go, and the car would continue to crank till started.

Also, if you wanted to bleed any air of our the fuel system line, When you turn the key to start, keep the key turned after it starts for up to 45 seconds.

It was a very slick feature that car had.
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