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post #1 of 24 Old 06-10-2019, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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Putting to N on PDK

My city driving can be on standstill often ... Any benefit or harm to our PDK tranny if i were to put it on Neutral of the wait is around 3-5 mins ???
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My city driving can be on standstill often ... Any benefit or harm to our PDK tranny if i were to put it on Neutral of the wait is around 3-5 mins ???
I cant see that it would be an issue, also you can use the Start/Stop or a quick tap on both paddles at once to put it in neutral.

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Use the Start/Stop and/or the "Hold" function.
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I do not like auto start stop feature as i belongs to the old school of frequent cranking will put strains on the battery and engine mounting ...
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Pull both paddles simultaneously. The pull any lever to engage 1st.

(Will need to have your foot on the brake whilst pulling the paddles for it to work)
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As stated above, there should be no trouble with putting the PDK into neutral. That's what neutral is for. However if I knew I'd be stopped for five minutes I'd use auto-stop/start or just turn off the engine. For sluggish rush hour driving that moves 20 ft, stops, moves 20 ft, stops, etc. every few seconds I'd avoid auto-stop/start.
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I do not like auto start stop feature as i belongs to the old school of frequent cranking will put strains on the battery and engine mounting ...



not really. if porsche used a system anything at all like bmw you have very little, if anything, to worry about. in my 5 series the auto start lines up the engine with one cylinder at the top so when the plug sparks and the fuel explosion started it starts the block moving again. the starter is almost never used.

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Pull both paddles simultaneously. The pull any lever to engage 1st.

(Will need to have your foot on the brake whilst pulling the paddles for it to work)
No need to apply the brakes, you can do this while the car is moving and in any gear (maybe not reverse, I haven't tried that). It's on pg. 263 in the manual.

I haven't figured out "coasting mode". The manual seems to say it's just taking your foot off of the throttle. It doesn't seem like anything but just that.

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I do not like auto start stop feature as i belongs to the old school of frequent cranking will put strains on the battery and engine mounting ...
Ok, but that's also not entirely true. The battery and starter motor of a car with auto-start/stop are engineered to be more robust than cars without the feature.
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No need to apply the brakes, you can do this while the car is moving and in any gear (maybe not reverse, I haven't tried that). It's on pg. 263 in the manual.

I haven't figured out "coasting mode". The manual seems to say it's just taking your foot off of the throttle. It doesn't seem like anything but just that.
When stopped and using the 2 paddle pull method for neutral, to get back into 1st gear (again while stopped), the brake pedal must be pressed. While in motion, yes, either paddle can be selected to put in gear while coasting.
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