I seek the group's wisdom re: Clutch Delay Valve (CDV). Some feel these
valves, found I believe on a number of BMW's, certainly on my '05 330Ci,
interfere with clutch action and hasten clutch disc wear. Others say it's
an effective cushioning of the drive train. Some say it makes shifting,
especially 1-2, difficult.
Personally, I'd have to say that the 1-2 shift took a little getting used
to, but put that simply to getting acquainted with this particular
clutch/transmission. I am concerned, however, if this delay valve causes
disc slippage during rapid downshifting, etc. - basically during brisk
TIA for the group's perspective on this.