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New to DSG

Postby seanbrady1996 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:21 am

Hey Guys,

I'm new to DSG gearbox and have been doing some research before buying my new Scirocco R and was hoping for some expertise on the following:

-Is "Neutral Dropping" (going from drive to neutral whilst still moving) bad for DSG? Say coming up to a red light is it bad to drop into neutral in advance of coming to a full stop?
Also if going down a hill is it bad to drop into neutral to "save" some fuel economy.

-Following on from the above, if the light suddenly turns green and you have to go from N to D whilst the car is moving (say 10mph) is this bad for the DSG?

-Finally, what is best practice when stopped at a red light. Is it okay to put into neutral if stopped for 5-10 seconds at a long red light? Or should I keep in D and just keep my foot on the break peddal?

Thanks in advance guys hoping to shed some light on these grey areas!
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Re: New to DSG

Postby Cuprabob » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:28 am

You wont do any harm slipping it into neutral either freewheeling or while stopped but there really is no need. Nothing wrong with keeping it in D while stopped for a short period as the clutches are disengaged anyway.
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Re: New to DSG

Postby Kev » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:22 pm

I've been driving DSG since 2009. I've never once put it in N.

You're not really saving anything putting it in to N. In fact if you go in to N and freewheel you're less in control than if you keep it in D.
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Re: New to DSG

Postby Zanic L3 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:52 pm

You don't need to put it in N (neutral), it's not a manual.

The only ever time I put it in N is to close my garage
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Re: New to DSG

Postby seanbrady1996 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:23 am

Perfect thanks guys,

General consensus is to leave in D unless getting out of the car!
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