Thank you in Android 6 its also in at Android Settings / Accounts / More (⋮) / Auto-sync data. I changed it and will test in the evening. The DAVdroid JB Workaround will be deleted too.
Usng Davdroid 18.104.22.168 on an Xperia C2005 (Android 4.3) to a Zimbra Caldav/Carddav server.
All works perfectly, but I am using filters on the stock address books as I only want subsets of contacts (server based groups, per your recommendation) in my address books to show in my contacts list.
Each time the sync runs, the filter for “All other contacts” under each account is reset - i.e. “all other contacts” get re-enabled and show up in my contacts list.
Attached photo shows the selection I want to keep. I cant see anything that appears particularly relevant in the debug log. Is there a workaround?