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Old 01-25-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Taeksoo View Post
Alright that makes sense.
My last car was 12 years old before I got this so haven't notice this type of things.
Also, would this be bad for your transmission? I'm sure BMW has thought of everything and I'm sure it's ok but I'm just curious. My understanding is that if you have manual transmission and engine breaking would be bad on transmission. But then again this could be decade old fact.

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engine braking is not detrimental to transmission service life- either manual or auto.

Downshifting a manual will not wear out the clutch or other components if done properly.
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