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      11-07-2012, 09:47 AM   #1
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keeping sport auto in 2nd

From time to time when I drive the sport auto in my usual full manual mode, the auto stays in 2nd gear when i come to a complete stop. Yes, virtually always, it drops to 1st, but every so often it' ll remain in 2nd. Which begs the question, could there a trick to keep the tranny in 2nd when coming to a stop at say a red light or a slow rolling stop...
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you want to start moving again in 2nd?
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From time to time when I drive the sport auto in my usual full manual mode, the auto stays in 2nd gear when i come to a complete stop. Yes, virtually always, it drops to 1st, but every so often it' ll remain in 2nd. Which begs the question, could there a trick to keep the tranny in 2nd when coming to a stop at say a red light or a slow rolling stop...
I pay close attention to this as well, but my F30 with Sport Auto always drops to 1st gear when I dip below 3 mph.

The loaner E90 Msport I currently have only drops down to 2nd gear at complete stops. It is a Sport Auto transmission as well. To ever get it back to 1st gear I have to shift it manually.
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Noticed the same thing, occasionally it stays in second. Slow rolling stops might have something to do with it.
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How do you montior what gear the car is in? When in auto mode, all i can see is the D... Unless i go to manual override, in which case its M
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How do you montior what gear the car is in? When in auto mode, all i can see is the D... Unless i go to manual override, in which case its M
Not sure if it's different in sports with the sports auto tranny than others but..

I just push my shifter to the left and it shows the gear it's in rather than "D". Shows S then the gear next to it (e.g., S2, S5)
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Thread is about full manual mode.
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      11-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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yes i have control issues and im ocd. smooth go pro if u like.

I dont like when the car shifts to, surprise, 1st gear and i hit the gas with 2nd gear vigor. especially if i dont need first at all at the time.

And no D doesnt show the gear sadly would be nice to undertand the tranny logic or lack there of.
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Not sure if it's different in sports with the sports auto tranny than others but..

I just push my shifter to the left and it shows the gear it's in rather than "D". Shows S then the gear next to it (e.g., S2, S5)
Oh right nice one, cheers
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Push the shift lever in to the left it will say M1-M8 that gives you full control in Sports mode, However the car will auto shift before hitting Redline to obviously protect the engine.
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