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      02-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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Paddle Shifting Causes Premature Transmission Wear?

My indie mechanic informed me that using the paddle shifters wears out the transmission twice as fast as using it in plain 'ole automatic mode. Really?
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Im gonna have to say no. In auto mode the clutches in the transmission slip a lot more to create comfortable shifts. In manual mode or with the paddles, shift are more quick and direct.
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Did you know revving your engine also wears it out?

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Switch mechanic asap that one is a dumbass.
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SMH.

Don't use your brakes as much either, they wear out 100x faster if your braking than if your accelerating
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Don't sit on your leather seat, you'll wear it out twice as fast.
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Jump kick your mechanic in the chest please.
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Mechanic is an idiot. Time to find a new one. It's the same wear/friction to the transmission, the same electrical signal from the computer.
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Heat kills transmissions, how you generate that heat has a lot to do with it.
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exactly twice as fast eh? sounds like he has the research to back it up
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My indie mechanic informed me that using the paddle shifters wears out the transmission twice as fast as using it in plain 'ole automatic mode. Really?
Don't worry, enjoy your paddle shifters as you like.
The transmission is electronically controlled, you are not going to wear it out sooner with shifters.
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Maybe if you were doing a lot of downshifting and the car didn't have the rev-matching then yes might be some additional wear.
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My indie mechanic informed me that using the paddle shifters wears out the transmission twice as fast as using it in plain 'ole automatic mode. Really?
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Maybe if you were doing a lot of downshifting and the car didn't have the rev-matching then yes might be some additional wear.
I agree with the statement.
Wish the engine management system would blip the throttle when downshifting.
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Downshifting will wear the transmission twice as fast. The clutches have to slip twice as much.
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Downshifting will wear the transmission twice as fast. The clutches have to slip twice as much.
Automatics don't have clutches. The have torque converters.
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don't drive your car, it will wear everything out

to balance wear, drive same distance in forward and reverse, and make the same number of right and left turns.
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don't drive your car, it will wear everything out

to balance wear, drive same distance in forward and reverse, and make the same number of right and left turns.
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Automatics don't have clutches. The have torque converters.
Automatics have multiple clutch plates which the stall convert engages upon acceleration. The harder you push the car the faster you will wear it out!
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don't drive your car, it will wear everything out

to balance wear, drive same distance in forward and reverse, and make the same number of right and left turns.
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