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RE: A4Q Redline Kill Switch "Feature"

I have not seen this behavior at 6100 rmp, have gone to 6500 where the
rev-limiter cut me off, but It was not as abrupt as you have described.


>From: 	Tom Lazay[SMTP:tlazay@ultranet.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, December 13, 1996 7:16 AM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	A4Q Redline Kill Switch "Feature"
>Last night I had an interesting experience while merging with highway
>rush-hour traffic. I thought I'd open up the engine up to get some pickup.
>I was in 2nd gear and I floored the pedal while entering the highway to get
>up to speed. The acceleration was great until the RPMs hit 6100. The engine
>killed all power, almost sending my head into the windshield and my car
>into someones front bumper. I didn't think that feature would engage until
>6800-7000. I'm not too excited about this feature. I understand its intent
>but it could be a real danger when your not expecting it.