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Selespeed change up


This is a kind of general question/interest to see if there is a standard RPM that the gears are supposed to shift up in the selespeed system when accelerating in a steady fashion when driving in CITY. The reason I ask is since I've done a recalibration of the system 2nd - 3rd seems to rev higher and there is a quicker switch through therefore from 3rd-4th.

Roughly (and this is assuming steady, non-pedel to the floor acceleration) my gears go when CITY is enabled:

1-2 = 2,500rpm
2-3 = 3,500rpm
3-4 = 2,500rpm
4-5 = 2,500rpm

As the revs drop from 3,500 down to around 2,000 when it shifts into 3rd there is not much carry in 3rd before you are up into 4th.

Now this may be the way the system should work and I'd been driving round with a poorly calibrated system for 15 months and didn't know any better

I'm really just throwing this out there to other selespeed drivers to see what your experience is like. Also as a side question does anyone have an issue where sometimes the CITY system won't change up from 1st-2nd and you end up having to manually engage the gear (I only every seem to get this when I'm leaving car parks after I've popped to the shops).
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Very few of us use "City" mode. I only use it occasionally, and even then not in a town/City.
The change points in "City" are dependant on engine load, if the load is light it will change early, if the load is heavier it will change later. I don't think there are set change points.
If your changes are happening at 2500rpm (which is VERY low), then I expect you are hardly touching the throttle...!!
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Unfortunately driving in London does not allow for a heavy foot, unless you want to rear end somebody (tempting though that is at times). You are correct, if I hit the motorway (oh blessed freedom, unless it's the M25) then then you get much more vroom per change. It's just something I noticed as since I did the calibration a month ago, I've mainly been driving the car within a 10 mile radius of home and rarely exceeding 30 mph.

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