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Old 02-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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DCT Revs and Speed question

This is my first time with a DCT, my previous cars have been manuals. In a manual, when you engage the clutch in gear and push the gas the revs build as the speed builds. In my DCT focus, when it shifts into 3rd and 4th gear and the clutch engages (i'm continueously giving it gas) the revs seem to bounce a bit up and down at first as the speed increases. After maybe 1 or 2 seconds the clutch locks and the revs build as it should.

In a manual car this would be clutch slipping, but with a DCT i'm not sure if this is some sort of feature that makes the gear changes more smooth (i.e. slowly matching the revs with the speed). The ride is still smooth, but my concern is that doing this constantly would lead to faster clutch wearing no?

has anyone else noticed this in their car? should this be something I should be concerned about?

I also noticed that this only happens when im driving the car at a casual pace. If i'm really pushing the pedal the shifts are noticeable and the revs build as soon as the clutch locks (no bouncing around).

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