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      07-23-2008, 07:18 PM   #89
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You can put it in neutral while rolling by pushng the shift lever to the left.
Does it engage in the right gear when i put it back in gear? Also is it harsh on the tranny to do that?
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I like many of your posts, well thought out and lots of details. However, they also seem VERY HEAVY on the speculation. The information you posted above is simply not any that just any old consumer can get a hold of. So if you are guessing you should say so. My conclusion is 1. You are purely speculating, 2. You know someone inside BMW directly involved with M-DCT. These really are the only two possibilities. So don't get me wrong speculation is good and useful but you should mention it.

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I love to speculate2. I will leave the rest, to everyone else.
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      07-23-2008, 08:12 PM   #91
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Does it engage in the right gear when i put it back in gear? Also is it harsh on the tranny to do that?
Yes, it will put it back in the optimum gear for the particular road/engine speed. That might not be the same gear you were in when you went to neutral (as I am assuming you are coasting to a stop or something like that and will be slowing down)

I can't imagine it would. The computer should be able to do it perfectly.
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      07-23-2008, 11:04 PM   #92
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I will have my DCT at the track in a month. I'll be severely disappointed if I have downshifting issues if I'm trying to downshift under braking.
If there are issues, I will need to find another option other than the e92 M3....
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If there are issues, I will need to find another option other than the e92 M3....
MT option?
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      07-24-2008, 01:36 AM   #94
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It would be nice if we could put the tranny in neutral like Ferrari if we pull both paddles.
Just hold the stick over to the left. Goes right into N even when moving.
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Actually I measured how much it helps this weekend. I just need to go through and clean up the data so I can post it.
Fantastic.
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[quote=swamp2;3044487Actually I measured how much it helps this weekend Fantastic. [/QUOTE]


how much what helps? pls splain it to us.
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MT option?
College hockey and agressive skiing have left me with memories of friends not being able to drive for weeks because of a left knee injury that prevented MT operation. So, even though my knee is pretty good with no major injuries (knock on wood) I have been experiencing some issues over the last few months and need an MRI. This is why I can't have a left peddle in a car I want to drive all the time, not just the 5 or so yearly track sessions.
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Fantastic.
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I just love the M-DKT! Too bad it wasn´t around when I bought mine.
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Yes, it will put it back in the optimum gear for the particular road/engine speed. That might not be the same gear you were in when you went to neutral (as I am assuming you are coasting to a stop or something like that and will be slowing down)

I can't imagine it would. The computer should be able to do it perfectly.
Very minor clarification. It does not choose the "optimum" gear, it simply chooses THE gear based on all of the normal operating conditions that determine what gear the car should be in. It chooses the optimum gear when doing things like the kick down.
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      07-24-2008, 09:39 PM   #101
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Very minor clarification. It does not choose the "optimum" gear, it simply chooses THE gear based on all of the normal operating conditions that determine what gear the car should be in. It chooses the optimum gear when doing things like the kick down.
Actually I've found it chooses the highest gear it can choose for a particular speed. Sometimes the revs are very low (not less than idle) when going back into gear from neutral and usually I find I have to downshift after going back into gear. Not a big deal and easy to accomplish.
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It ??? chooses the optimum gear? I thought the driver tshould be in control?
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      07-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #103
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It ??? chooses the optimum gear? I thought the driver tshould be in control?
They mean when you come off nutral at speed and engage the system. Otherwise, if it is in manual mode (or whatever that is called) you are in control.
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      07-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #104
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It ??? chooses the optimum gear? I thought the driver tshould be in control?

If you really want the best acceleration from the MDCT, you would use "D" mode.....the computer is best to pick the upshift points.

True for SMG / MDCT / old F1 cars....

Hitting the rev limiter is easy and very bad for acceleration.
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If you really want the best acceleration from the MDCT, you would use "D" mode.....the computer is best to pick the upshift points.

True for SMG / MDCT / old F1 cars....

Hitting the rev limiter is easy and very bad for acceleration.
100% agreed with you, I just meant if you want to be in full control. But yes, I do agree the car will do a better job than the driver. This is why on the MT6 i increased the rev limiter a tad so I wouldn't hit it all the time, its very difficult to do this perfectly.
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If you really want the best acceleration from the MDCT, you would use "D" mode.....the computer is best to pick the upshift points.

True for SMG / MDCT / old F1 cars....

Hitting the rev limiter is easy and very bad for acceleration.
Tried this as a work around. It doesn't always pick the optimum gear, even in D5.

Edit: in the video I have from the car it appears to shift mid turn, without input from the driver (In S6). As I type this I am droping the car off to pull the fault codes (if any) from the gearbox.
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Quick video clip extracted from my camera showing the car jumping from 3->7->6

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http://www.alternaterealities.info/video/r4s.wmv

As far as I can tell from the video and my recall of driving I didn't pull either paddle to make these shifts happen.

[sorry for the poor quallity, the video is clipped from a full frame]
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      07-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #108
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Nice job on recarding that!! Wow. lol!
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Tried this as a work around. It doesn't always pick the optimum gear, even in D5.

Edit: in the video I have from the car it appears to shift mid turn, without input from the driver (In S6). As I type this I am droping the car off to pull the fault codes (if any) from the gearbox.

Yeah looks like a defect to me.

D mode is for running in a straight line.....downshifting best left for humans.

If we look at the modern F1 cars when semi's were allowed, upshift was controlled by the computer and downshift by humans.
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Yeah looks like a defect to me.

D mode is for running in a straight line.....downshifting best left for humans.

If we look at the modern F1 cars when semi's were allowed, upshift was controlled by the computer and downshift by humans.
Agree with the auto upshift comment. Should really be an option in the M drive settings.
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