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Changing DSG from Drive to Sport while in motion?

Hollywout Sep 27, 2010

  1. Hollywout

    Hollywout New Member

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    Is it possible and not bad for the gearbox to change from D to S while driving? I'm afraid to just try it.

    BTW, is it normal you sometimes have spinning wheels with a V6 quattro when driving away from standing still?
     
  2. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    There is no problem at all changing from D to S whilst driving. All that happens is that in S the gear change points are set to different revs. There is nothing that actually happens is the DSG itself, only in the electronics that control the it.
     
  3. xnox202

    xnox202 Member

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    Absolutely no problem at all. Just don't switch it back and forth mindlessly though. :)
     
  4. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    I remember when i took NHN out in the 170 when i 1st got it, and he just slammed it into "S" whilst i was driving!!!

    I was like WTF are you doing :laugh:

    Nothing wrong with it though as said above
     
  5. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup, no probs doing that! Enjoy it!
     
  6. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Depends how wet the road is huh :p

    Ah mate I'm welling up, the memories
     
  7. dbm

    dbm Active Member

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    Yes, you can go from D to S on the move. Just be careful if you are in the middle of a manoeuvre when doing this - the 'box might decide to drop down a gear and it can leave you with no power for a fraction of a second. I was nearly caught out by this when I first had my DGS and changed to S whilst pulling out to overtake - the car lost thrust and it was a very tight overtake at that point!

    Cheers,
    Dan
     

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