View Single Post
      03-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #276
daixloxbmw
Lieutenant
15
Rep
561
Posts

 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Friend: You know you shouldn't do that, right?
Me: Do what?
Friend: Shifting like that. (I was manually shifting on my 7DCT, not WOT or aggressive at all, just regular cruising)
Me: Why?
Friend: Because it is bad for your transmission. Hurts the gears. Wears them out faster. You should just leave it in automatic mode.
Me: How is that any different? It will still shift like I am shifting manually.
Friend: It is safer when the computer does it. When you do it, you might grind the gears if you don't time it right. (gesturing a shift change like a manual transmission, I assume he believes there is a mechanical link between my shift knob and the actual transmission).