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      09-27-2011, 12:22 PM   #55
swartzentruber
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For all those that think driving at 1500rpm is really bad and/or will hurt your engine, I've noticed in D3 (DCT), it's will shift into 7 at a steady speed ~50mph/no accel, which I've noticed is around 1500rpm (or certainly less than 2k, IIRC). If driving at that RPM was that bad, I don't think M would have allowed the DCT to be programmed that way (unless low RPM in higher gears is better than low RPM in low gears). This is actually one reason I don't like the D modes that much. D3 is too granny, D4 is a bit too aggressive for everyday driving.

To the OP, I've definitely noticed low torque at those RPMs, but never any stumbling. Sound like an issue. Has this been happening for a while? Sure you don't just have a bad tank of gas?
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