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      03-05-2007, 05:04 PM   #48

Drives: E92 M3 and Elise
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Land of the Microchip

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Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
On skipping gears, I seem to be able to skip a couple of gears in my SMG3. I am not certain how this happens, whether they engage the clutch or not but with DSG, as I understand it, you must engage the clutch and the sequential gear.

If it is just a line or 2 of code, why hasn't VW fixed it, probably because it reveals compromises else where.
True race cars have to engage the drive in every gear. Yet they seem to do just fine on race tracks.

As to the SW, its a design issue. VW has just decided they want the auto shifting. Yes its a compromise, but its one to keep the non hard core drivers happy Its not a mechanical limitation.