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Was turning around the other day and the VSA kicked in on a gravel road, that got me and my mate thinking if we could possibly do a launch, similar to that of the DSG gearbox from VW.

Attempts made:
-VSA off, brake, build up revs, release brake = not really much of a launch
-VSA off, handbrake on, build up revs, release handbrake = same as above
-VSA off, foot down = same thing

Baring in mind, its only a 1.4 we weren't expecting any mindblowing launches, just a little something at least. This isn't something thats gonna be done all the time, maybe once in a blue moon.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get a decent launch similar to that of a 3k rpm clutch drop?
 

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You are murdering your clutch doing that. Probably what happened to the guy in the other thread with the i-shift clutch actuator failure.

I don't know of a launch method. The clutch normally opens when your foot is on the brake, but I think it may close if you press the accelerator as well. The clutch is good at bringing the revs up if you need a quick get away.
 

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Yes, clutch closes as you press accelerator (while holding brake or using handbrake) - this feature is useful on uphill starts, etc...
But no, there's no proper 'launch control' for i-Shift.
Nor it is really meant for drag racing (slow 1-2 and not so fast 2-3 gear change).
 
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Yes, clutch closes as you press accelerator (while holding brake or using handbrake) - this feature is useful on uphill starts, etc...
But no, there's no proper 'launch control' for i-Shift.
Nor it is really meant for drag racing (slow 1-2 and not so fast 2-3 gear change).
That's what I thought. By the way, did the i-shift software update get relesed in Croatia? It greatly reduces the gear change time.
 

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dunno about launch control but if you need to move real sharpish a 1.8 i-shift will dump the clutch and trigger the traction control easy enough;)
 

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That's what I thought. By the way, did the i-shift software update get relesed in Croatia? It greatly reduces the gear change time.
What is latest release?
My update is now some 2... 3? years old.
 

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I had one in August this year but I don't know the date of update. When it was in for its service I asked for them to check the i-shift software was up to date. The shift now is really slick. First to second is like I would change gear in my previous manual when I was not trying to change as fast as possible, but still quick (roughly 0.5s). The rest of the gears are a little bit quicker than 1st-2nd.
 

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Best thing for i shift is to launch it into space lol.
Honda uk have pulled the i shift i have asked them why and no answer.
Yet parts are being loaned all over the dealer network !!!!
come on honda admit the box is duff dangerous and clutch slip a common problem and not fixed with any software fiddle.
We should all demand a gearbox fault code read.
Any thoughts??
 

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I've always thought the i-shift was pretty good, apart from the fact in 6th gear on the 1.4 nothing happens when you want to overtake.
I even read here that the clutch could last somewhere around 200,000 miles?
Starting to think i-shift isn't as good as it seems :\
Right now the car is on about 18,000 miles, when am I to start expecting problems then?
 

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Best thing for i shift is to launch it into space lol.
Honda uk have pulled the i shift i have asked them why and no answer.
Yet parts are being loaned all over the dealer network !!!!
come on honda admit the box is duff dangerous and clutch slip a common problem and not fixed with any software fiddle.
We should all demand a gearbox fault code read.
Any thoughts??
No they haven't pulled it. It is available on the 1.4. The 1.8 can cope with a torque converter or an automated sequential manual transmission.
 

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I've always thought the i-shift was pretty good, apart from the fact in 6th gear on the 1.4 nothing happens when you want to overtake.
I even read here that the clutch could last somewhere around 200,000 miles?
Starting to think i-shift isn't as good as it seems :\
Right now the car is on about 18,000 miles, when am I to start expecting problems then?
You not have any problems. I have a 5 year old i-shift with no problems and others will say the same. The clutch will last a very long time because it is a lot less abusive to the clutch.
 

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I've always thought the i-shift was pretty good, apart from the fact in 6th gear on the 1.4 nothing happens when you want to overtake.
I even read here that the clutch could last somewhere around 200,000 miles?
Starting to think i-shift isn't as good as it seems :\
Right now the car is on about 18,000 miles, when am I to start expecting problems then?
Well i have driven and seen faults from 20k to 70k:police:
If you ever have the i shift overheat icon on the dash you are heading for trouble.
The clutch plate overheats in snow even with traction off the clutch computer and gearbox will not let you get into 3 rd gear.
The RAC man said major head ache.
Try and reverse park with snow on a slight hill impossible.:facepalm:
 

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Well i have driven and seen faults from 20k to 70k:police:
If you ever have the i shift overheat icon on the dash you are heading for trouble.
The clutch plate overheats in snow even with traction off the clutch computer and gearbox will not let you get into 3 rd gear.
The RAC man said major head ache.
Try and reverse park with snow on a slight hill impossible.:facepalm:
I'm not liking the sound of that :facepalm:
Its due for a service soon anyway so we'll see whether or not the dealer checks on the gearbox, which is unlikely but you know :popcorn:
 

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I'm not liking the sound of that :facepalm:
Its due for a service soon anyway so we'll see whether or not the dealer checks on the gearbox, which is unlikely but you know :popcorn:
The i-shift is checked every time. The operation of the gearbox will be therefore checked as well.
 
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