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Changing DSG from Drive to Sport while in motion?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Hollywout, Sep 27, 2010.

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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    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?
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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.
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    Absolutely no problem at all. Just don't switch it back and forth mindlessly though. :)
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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
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    Yup, no probs doing that! Enjoy it!
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    Depends how wet the road is huh :p

    Ah mate I'm welling up, the memories
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    [Sep 27, 2010]
    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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