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by Gareth
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 28
Views: 249

Re: Hands on the wheel

martine wrote:what is the advantage of one-handed steering?

It enables a technique called pull-push steering :P
by Gareth
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 88
Views: 1690

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

So you are continually braking? :( Or changing down to slow? :o If you don't like changing back from a cruising gear to a flexible gear, then you can be more true to Roadcraft by always staying in a flexible gear. That's the point we were making. Sorry, I completely misunderstood your point but, ev...
by Gareth
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 88
Views: 1690

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

GTR1400MAN wrote:So you are continually braking? :( Or changing down to slow? :o

If you don't like changing back from a cruising gear to a flexible gear, then you can be more true to Roadcraft by always staying in a flexible gear.
by Gareth
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 88
Views: 1690

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

I do know that if I changed up on the advice of the system (in any car I've driven that had one) then I would not be driving safely. I would have no or little reserve of power and any kind of system of driving would fall apart. Hmm, driven with a sensitive foot the Toyota IQ wants you in 5th just b...
by Gareth
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 88
Views: 1690

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

Does anyone know how manufacturers decide the 'change' (up or down) revs? A major factor in up shifts appears to be throttle position - you generally don't get change up suggestions with full throttle or no throttle. The other main factor must be engine load. These will be modified by other factors...
by Gareth
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Other
Topic: Tyres - available grip during cornering?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Tyres - available grip during cornering?

how often do riders or drivers actually get near the limits of tyre grip during normal driving? Thinking ... accelerating, cornering, braking ... restate the question to how often do riders or drivers trigger dynamic stability control (or similar) or anti-lock braking during normal riding or drivin...
by Gareth
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says
Replies: 65
Views: 814

Re: Motorists should be penalised for going just 1mph over the speed limit, Britain’s road policing chief says

I can manage to maintain a speed limit quite happily with occasional glances, I can't see how other drivers can't manage... Perhaps you aren't deaf? :P More seriously, some people aren't able to hear small changes in pitch and/or don't have the fine motor control needed keep the pitch within relati...
by Gareth
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Again
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Hello Again

Welcome back, C7GRN ;-)
by Gareth
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 1816

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

Rainmaker wrote:so long as it wasn't needless (eg 5,000rpm in 1st around town).

In one of our diesel Skodas, once the engine has warmed up, I often use up to 4000 rpm in 1st. Not much point going further but quite useful to get going briskly.
by Gareth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 339

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

It's interesting how unintended consequences play out. Carbon dioxide emissions appear to have increased already as public policy concerns about the health implications of nitrogen oxides and diesel particulates have risen. If, as seems expected now, diesel powered cars are going to become less comm...

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