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    Dsg - drive or neutral

    when im at lights do i sit in D or in N?

    there seems to be alot less strain on the engine when its in N.

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    Personal preference, but normally leave in D.

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    Short stops leave in D, and long stops i.e roadworks etc i put it in N
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    Always keep it in N when stationary. Hate the thought transmission is pulling a little when in D.

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    I've mentioned this before and no-one commented, but with the footbrake on in D mine 'pulls' all the time. If I use the handbrake, it pulls for a few seconds then stops pulling and I can take the handbrake off and it just sits where it is; touch the throttle and it's off as smooth as silk. This is on level ground and slight rises, so don't know if it has HHA.

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    If I see it's gonna be a long wait before green, I slide it in neutral, and I can feel the car "letting go". So leaving it in D must put some sort of stress on the clutch and transmission.

    Actually the other day when I sat at the lights waiting and getting bored, I kept pushing the brake pedal several times cause you can feel the locking mechanism on the gear lever kicking in and out. Anyways, shortly after I started driving, the glow plug coil light started flashing for a little minute before it went away. Scanned the ECU with VAGCOM when I got home, and there was an error on the engine stating something like: Brake switch fault, intermediate. So I guess it registered me playing with the brake pedal as an error. Just FYI
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    Arent you supposed to put it in P if you are stopped long enough. When my mate had lessons not too long ago thats what he was told.

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    Yeah, I do if it's a loooong time waiting But not for 15-30 seconds. Then its usually N

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWillyStyle View Post
    Arent you supposed to put it in P if you are stopped long enough. When my mate had lessons not too long ago thats what he was told.
    Errr, no. That's for parking! Means you go through R to get to D and the driver behind p****s him/herself when your reverse lights come on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangio View Post
    Errr, no. That's for parking! Means you go through R to get to D and the driver behind p****s him/herself when your reverse lights come on.
    Thats what i thought. Bloody BSM instructors!

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    Actually, I think Audi has been smart enough to have a slight delay before the reverse lights come on so that you don't have that issue when going from D to P. :D Same thing when switching between different light modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master83 View Post
    Actually, I think Audi has been smart enough to have a slight delay before the reverse lights come on so that you don't have that issue when going from D to P. :D Same thing when switching between different light modes.
    Aaah, but that's Audi for you. Watch a Rover or lesser class of car.

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    Dsg - drive or neutral

    I tend to leave mine in D when stationary only when on a hill so I can make most of the hill-hold. Otherwise I'll leave it in N. Though I often wonder what the driver behind me thinks when the brake lights come on momentarily before I set off...

 

 

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