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Old 09-13-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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"Over reving" engine

Hey all, I looked for this topic in forum but didn't locate any n i apologise in advance if it has been covered

I have the DCT and never had issues with it but today, in order to avoid being hit by an rogue driver, i had to " nail" it to cross over an intersection. It was in drive at the time n not sport mode. As i was almost at a dead stop there was the usual lag time for things to get going. As soon as i safely reached the other side of the intersection i let off the gas and slowed to about 15 mph or so, however the engine stayed reved up for what seemed like a long time after the car slowed. Seemed almost as if i still had my foot on the gas. I don't ever recall this occurring before. Opinions? Normal? Thnx


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Old 09-13-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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Sport mode held the gear for you and geared down aggressively as you slowed. It's a characteristic of the sport mode.

I've learned to never question the DCT's motives..I don't have any technical issues at all with mine but the way it works and the way it is designed is a bit sloppy and frustrating from time to time.
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Sport mode held the gear for you and geared down aggressively as you slowed. It's a characteristic of the sport mode.

I've learned to never question the DCT's motives..I don't have any technical issues at all with mine but the way it works and the way it is designed is a bit sloppy and frustrating from time to time.
Problem is i wasn't in sport mode. I was in D mode
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Don't ask, don't tell...DCT will do its thing.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #5
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Sounds like it was holding the gear just in case you needed to maneuver again.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Tnx for all ur input. Ill wait to see if it happens again
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Well, you should be glad that when you nailed it, it did hook up and go. I've had a few instances where I've nailed it and it just revved and didn't go. I've learned to dip in a little slower until revs are up a little. I know, when you need it you shouldn't have to hesitate. Can be scary if you need the force and it won't be with you.
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I find it best to slowly throttle the first half and then put it in the floor but still slowly. It seems to hesitate more when it is suddenly floored from a random low rpm, also sport mode helps alot speedy takeoffs.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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I guess that's my point, need to learn how it reacts. If you get in a situation that requires rapid acceleration you better know how the car reacts to your input. Still love the car though.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
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Overall i, too, like the car and i kno the tranny has, shall we say, quirks, Ill just drive around town in S mode as it seems far better suited in that mode for local driving. After two years im quite confident as to how the DCT reacts to various inputs....it was just odd that this revving thing has only occurred once in two years despite similar driving situations before
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