Originally Posted by st falcon
OK, so objective observations:
Transmission engages immediately upon lifting off the brakes.
Up shifts are much quicker. I can now merge with ease, whereas before i had to anticipate the oncoming traffic's intent, hit the gas hard, and wait 2 seconds (an eternity for a modern transmission, and a modern merge lol!)
Selectshift holds gear longer, up to redline.
Holy crap this is now a really fun car!
I can drive it like it was meant to be driven!
MPG's seem much better! (at least on the high way cruse home from the dealer. Before we were lucky to see 32, now it climbed up to 41 and held..)
Just a great change, and i feels like it worth way more than i paid!
TSB finally applied!!!
I agree with the majority of people that it makes a world of difference and the shift points are much better now. Engine flare seems gone and very slight shudder and rough idle is improved as well, also hard downshifts or clunking noise (which was very rare anyway) seems fixed too.
Nice to finally get it done after 6mo of driving around shifting at 2000rpm now I can feel 4000rpm and the true horsepower of the vehicle. Smooth and swift shifting also.
My dealer had me do the drive cycle procedure after the update and gave me the instructions on what steps to perform. I think some dealers may have skipped this step in some cases to save time leading to more drive-ability issues (harsh and improper shifting). I was happy to perform the drive cycle myself so I would know for sure it was done correctly ... and thus I have a super-smooth awesome shifting DCT now!