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Old 10-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Michaelc1220 View Post
I was thinking maybe it had something to do with the whole "switching to neutral" thing when your on the break but I never really completely understood how that worked. Im talking about like when you sitting on an incline and slowly let off the break; it will roll back a little until you fully let off the break
With the DCT the car has to be in neutral at idle or else it would stall. The same as letting out the clutch on a manual transmission car at zero vehicle speed. If you had a torque converter the engine is separated from the wheels via the torque converter and allowing for the slippage cooled by fluid trapped inside the gearbox. Since the mechanism on the DCT is mechanically similar to a manual gearbox.
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