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PDK :Have I been missing something ?

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2020/02/25 20:45:30 (permalink)

PDK :Have I been missing something ?

Hi all 
thought I’d drop back to the 991 forum
i Must have driven over 75, 000 miles in Porsche’s with PDK mainly road a some track and feel I am quite at home with all aspects of the PDK box.
however on my last trip, of several,  to Silverstone experience centre the instructor took some time to work thorough the “tap down “ on the PDK on road and track .
it was a bit of a revelation as I’m very comfortable with using the paddles even on track and of course realised if you mash the accelerator in auto it kicks down but instructor showed me a short tap could select one two or more gears on the  down shift  
it’s been a bit of a revelation and with some practice , even on road i find I’m not using the paddles for ant downshifts as a precise tap on the throttle selects exactly the gear I’m after- is everyone aware or it it just me needed to drive the equivalent of 3 times around the planet with PDK to get this 😂
tony 

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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/02/25 20:58:22 (permalink)
 
Thanks for that, I have not heard of this. I will give it a try.
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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/02/25 21:20:29 (permalink)
Hi michael 
goes without saying you must have auto selected not manual on PDK 
Tony

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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/02/25 21:35:48 (permalink)
Thanks, understood, still worth a try. 
 
Cheers
Michael 
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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/03/01 07:04:19 (permalink)
Was that with Merv by any chance? He’s fond of showing folks the tap-the-throttle for a downshift. It’s a neat little trick. I learned all sorts of nuggets of info from Merv at the PEC a few years back. At the time I didn’t know about the hold brake either!
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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/03/01 10:17:22 (permalink)
Page 152 on my 981 driver’s handbook. It also says a quick tap on the brake pedal when entering a bend will cause a change down and then that gear is held until after you have exited the bend and then will change back up. 
Try  it 
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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/03/02 16:40:13 (permalink)
I discovered this on my 997 by accident. It's incredibly handy for overtakes where the car is sat in say 7th, and to my knowledge is the one and only way to skip multiple gears to get to say 3rd in one blip. It holds that gear i think for 8 seconds (just like when you manually force a gear change) and then starts indexing up to the highest gear (mode dependent).
I thought the description in the manual at the time was so badly written it just wasn't obvious at all.
I've also not seen any other car do this.
Enjoy!
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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/03/08 06:15:19 (permalink)
Hey guys. New to the forum so 👋🏼. 
I read with interest the above.
FYI .. The ‘tap kick down’ feature (as I like to call it) has been around for a while and is usual on most high end cars with auto boxes. I had a BMW 530 10 years ago that had this feature, which I always find useful when flying through a roundabout or
on overtakes) and a couple of Audi’s (A7 Q7) also, so not just a nice quirk for Porsche. I’ve not read the instruction manual for my 991 in detail yet but am surprised it’s not mentioned clearly as seems to be indicated above 🤷🏼‍♂️  


 

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Re: PDK :Have I been missing something ? 2020/03/08 10:16:49 (permalink)
Just a reminder, it’s not a full kick-down, just a quick flick ,or tap, on the accelerator pedal. The full kick-down will get you accelerating too much for the corner. 
if this was obvious to you, apologies, but it may not be to all.
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