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Old 14th March 2018, 03:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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if you like auto, try putting the car in RACE mode for the gears, far left hand switch on the dash, push it up til it goes red.. then the gear changes will be faster and it'll hold til the red line so the car will be quicker.
I only use Auto around town in traffic really. Always drove the GT3 and M5 in the same way, using the Paddles.
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Accelerating in 6th from low speed without changing gear, is not a good thing. So maybe Nissan got this right? And anyone who is gently accelerating in 6th might aswell be in auto anyway.
I did not say accelerating in 6th at low speed. I said sitting on a motorway and gently accelerating. There is no need for it to drop down just to slightly change speed. The engine is clearly more than capable of increasing speed slightly at motorway speeds in 6th, so why does it need to do it ? You would not do it in a manual car, would you ? No, you would not.
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I did not say accelerating in 6th at low speed. I said sitting on a motorway and gently accelerating. There is no need for it to drop down just to slightly change speed. The engine is clearly more than capable of increasing speed slightly at motorway speeds in 6th, so why does it need to do it ? You would not do it in a manual car, would you ? No, you would not.
You mean map in your bad practices to the gearbox ECU?
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You mean map in your bad practices to the gearbox ECU?
So if you go for 70 to 80 on the motorway gently you drop your car into 5th do you ?
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So if you go for 70 to 80 on the motorway gently you drop your car into 5th do you ?
I only do 70, it's the law.
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I don't want to go off topic too much but if you have the time to write a thread about it, I'd like to hear your take on how the 3 cars compare
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I don't want to go off topic too much but if you have the time to write a thread about it, I'd like to hear your take on how the 3 cars compare
I'll give it a go a bit later
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I don't want to go off topic too much but if you have the time to write a thread about it, I'd like to hear your take on how the 3 cars compare
ive started a thread called a couple of cars before my Gtr. I hope you enjoy
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Back perhaps to the topic, one thing that is annoying me is that they haven't fixed the design flaw in the drivers door which sees it retain water from the window just to ensure that it smears the window each and every time you wind it up or down except in dry weather.
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Back perhaps to the topic, one thing that is annoying me is that they haven't fixed the design flaw in the drivers door which sees it retain water from the window just to ensure that it smears the window each and every time you wind it up or down except in dry weather.
Mine does that after I'd washed it. So I dry the windows, then open and close them, and the windows are wet again on the outside. I had to do that about 2 or 3 times before they are dry. It does it on both side.
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Back perhaps to the topic, one thing that is annoying me is that they haven't fixed the design flaw in the drivers door which sees it retain water from the window just to ensure that it smears the window each and every time you wind it up or down except in dry weather.
The felt along the top of the door/bottom of glass soaks up and holds water. It's so bad I wonder if it's deliberate by Nissan, to clean the glass for lazy drivers that don't keep their glass clean.

Just beware of it in hard frosts, it can freeze to the glass and prevent the glass from dropping when you try to open the door. Eventually the door will just open, but will then not close as the glass bangs into the roof when closing the door!
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The felt along the top of the door/bottom of glass soaks up and holds water. It's so bad I wonder if it's deliberate by Nissan, to clean the glass for lazy drivers that don't keep their glass clean.
I can see an aftermarket modification idea right there bud!
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Just beware of it in hard frosts, it can freeze to the glass and prevent the glass from dropping when you try to open the door. Eventually the door will just open, but will then not close as the glass bangs into the roof when closing the door!
A mate of mine found that with his new BMW a few years ago. Because it was frosted the window would not drop (as you say), and because of that, the door would not open. He was livid ! He ended up ranting at the head of BMW UK Customer Services and suggesting they should buy him another model of car for the winter since their's was not fit for purpose.
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The felt along the top of the door/bottom of glass soaks up and holds water. It's so bad I wonder if it's deliberate by Nissan, to clean the glass for lazy drivers that don't keep their glass clean.

Just beware of it in hard frosts, it can freeze to the glass and prevent the glass from dropping when you try to open the door. Eventually the door will just open, but will then not close as the glass bangs into the roof when closing the door!
Have had that frosting problem on my earlier cars it's a right pain in the arse, you can open and close it if you are gentle enough but it's bloody stupid not to have solved such a simple fault. Is the passenger side the same? Have to say I notice that far less.
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Is this strictly true? Honest question rather than a comment here as I'm still finding my way round what the car will do all the time.
If I'm crawling along in normal auto at 35mph in 6th and want to overtake, floor it and it has a little think gives me a gear and off we go.
In manual, I pull back and this selects manual right? Doesn't give me 5th? So two or three pulls to get the gear I want. Combine this with me/it being a bit dimwitted and I could pull any gear. Could be 2nd, 3rd or 4th lol.
So until I get used to what will exactly happen, I'll go with Andy.
Had anyone developed software to enable block shifting on these cars? I know you can double shift but that could still give me only 4th if I give it 3 quick pulls?
And yes, I do need to get out more
If you're crawling along at 35mph and looking for an overtake you don't want to be in auto, and equally you don't want to be in 6th in manual.

If the overtaking gap looks like it's going to appear, I would be dropping down to 3rd well in advance, ready to instantly drop down to 2nd and go go go!
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All good points Trev.

The trouble I have is trying to be good, hence the pootling along in 6th, but then get bored and overtake. So the gap sort of presents itself quite quickly!

I don't do anything silly, so hardly going to be caught out but yeah, reading the road and being in the right gear is deffo best for quick progress
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