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Old 08-21-2014, 08:24 PM
faisal87 faisal87 is offline
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Hi

I just bought a 2011 335IS (32k miles) with DCT. I have few questions for my fellow 335IS owners and any BMW experts.

I have been noticing that when slowing down/stopping I can hear some clicks of the gear changes/downshifting. It is noticeable in the 3rd, 2nd and 1st gear downshifts. is that normal with all DCT? upshifts are very smooth.

Should I worry about the DCT clutches? or they should be lasting over 100k miles with moderate driving?

I noticed that the car always changes to D1 if you slow down (not full stop but less than 10 mph). I thought that BMWs will always stay in D2 unless the car completely stops. what do you think?


Is it fine to drive manually and do down shifts down to M1? RPM will be around 3-4 when it engages first gear or that might harm the gear? the sound the car makes when down shifting is sexy

Any advice or things i need to watch for or do? I am new to this car and have never driven one before and I will be honest I am enjoying it with the DCT its an amazing technology.


Thanks in advance to all of you.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:36 PM
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[QUOTE=faisal87;8541091]Hi

I just bought a 2011 335IS (32k miles) with DCT. I have few questions for my fellow 335IS owners and any BMW experts.

I have been noticing that when slowing down/stopping I can hear some clicks of the gear changes/downshifting. It is noticeable in the 3rd, 2nd and 1st gear downshifts. is that normal with all DCT? upshifts are very smooth.
I have never heard any clicking in the transmission when downshifting.

Should I worry about the DCT clutches? or they should be lasting over 100k miles with moderate driving?
There shouldn't be any issues with the transmission if you are a moderate driver like you stated, but of course the more rev's you have in either upshifting or downshifting you are going to have a little more wear.

I noticed that the car always changes to D1 if you slow down (not full stop but less than 10 mph). I thought that BMWs will always stay in D2 unless the car completely stops. what do you think?
With the DCT it will always downshift to D1 when coming to a stop in order to keep the engine in an optimal gear for acceleration

Is it fine to drive manually and do down shifts down to M1? RPM will be around 3-4 when it engages first gear or that might harm the gear? the sound the car makes when down shifting is sexy
Driving in manual mode is fine and a lot more fun the just sticking it in D and letting it go. And the sound is intoxicating.

Any advice or things i need to watch for or do? I am new to this car and have never driven one before and I will be honest I am enjoying it with the DCT its an amazing technology.
Push the sport button and then do manual shifts.

Enjoy!
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:55 AM
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[QUOTE=rdkind62;8541311]
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Originally Posted by faisal87 View Post
Hi

I just bought a 2011 335IS (32k miles) with DCT. I have few questions for my fellow 335IS owners and any BMW experts.

I have been noticing that when slowing down/stopping I can hear some clicks of the gear changes/downshifting. It is noticeable in the 3rd, 2nd and 1st gear downshifts. is that normal with all DCT? upshifts are very smooth.
I have never heard any clicking in the transmission when downshifting.

Should I worry about the DCT clutches? or they should be lasting over 100k miles with moderate driving?
There shouldn't be any issues with the transmission if you are a moderate driver like you stated, but of course the more rev's you have in either upshifting or downshifting you are going to have a little more wear.

I noticed that the car always changes to D1 if you slow down (not full stop but less than 10 mph). I thought that BMWs will always stay in D2 unless the car completely stops. what do you think?
With the DCT it will always downshift to D1 when coming to a stop in order to keep the engine in an optimal gear for acceleration

Is it fine to drive manually and do down shifts down to M1? RPM will be around 3-4 when it engages first gear or that might harm the gear? the sound the car makes when down shifting is sexy
Driving in manual mode is fine and a lot more fun the just sticking it in D and letting it go. And the sound is intoxicating.

Any advice or things i need to watch for or do? I am new to this car and have never driven one before and I will be honest I am enjoying it with the DCT its an amazing technology.
Push the sport button and then do manual shifts.

Enjoy!
Well said ... ditto.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:17 PM
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[QUOTE=rdkind62;8541311]
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Originally Posted by faisal87 View Post
Hi

I just bought a 2011 335IS (32k miles) with DCT. I have few questions for my fellow 335IS owners and any BMW experts.

I have been noticing that when slowing down/stopping I can hear some clicks of the gear changes/downshifting. It is noticeable in the 3rd, 2nd and 1st gear downshifts. is that normal with all DCT? upshifts are very smooth.
I have never heard any clicking in the transmission when downshifting.

Should I worry about the DCT clutches? or they should be lasting over 100k miles with moderate driving?
There shouldn't be any issues with the transmission if you are a moderate driver like you stated, but of course the more rev's you have in either upshifting or downshifting you are going to have a little more wear.

I noticed that the car always changes to D1 if you slow down (not full stop but less than 10 mph). I thought that BMWs will always stay in D2 unless the car completely stops. what do you think?
With the DCT it will always downshift to D1 when coming to a stop in order to keep the engine in an optimal gear for acceleration

Is it fine to drive manually and do down shifts down to M1? RPM will be around 3-4 when it engages first gear or that might harm the gear? the sound the car makes when down shifting is sexy
Driving in manual mode is fine and a lot more fun the just sticking it in D and letting it go. And the sound is intoxicating.

Any advice or things i need to watch for or do? I am new to this car and have never driven one before and I will be honest I am enjoying it with the DCT its an amazing technology.
Push the sport button and then do manual shifts.

Enjoy!
thanks rdkind62 for reply and thanks Turborascal for the thumbs up

the sound i am referring to comes with the gear changes (noticeble with low gears downshifts with no radio/music), it might be the sound of the clotches engaging and disengaging i am not sure, next service i will let the mechanic hear it and check.

thanks for the advice lol
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