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by waremark
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1225

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

Good luck doing 3 stage braking in a modern dual clutch car! ;) Why? Sorry, I should have qualified that with "when coming to a stop". As soon as you ease off pressure on the brake pedal the engine starts pulling again. Have driven quite a number of double clutch equipped cars (not includ...
by waremark
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: VW Trailer Assist
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: VW Trailer Assist

Can anyone describe what trailer assist does?
by waremark
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 660

Re: Santa list?

Nah! Won't happen, unless the President finds an equally bumbling ally, possibly one desperate for a 'friend' and easily influenced, with an incompetent leadership. A country, perhaps an island, that has become cut off and friendless. Just can't see it happening myself. Please please keep this topi...
by waremark
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 459

Re: Survey

I completed it - because I am a law-abiding go along with things sheep like sort of chap.
by waremark
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Very exciting John.
by waremark
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Is there a convenient forest track nearby, Mark? :P

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by waremark
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 1287

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

John, when you get it we will have to see how it compares with the lsd equipped Megane.
by waremark
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 71
Views: 821

Re: Masters assessment

GTR1400MAN wrote:I have hill start assist on my Clio. I try not to use it, but can't switch it off. It feels like being a champagne cork coming out of a bottle. :(

Sutely you can avoid activating it by holding the car on the handbrake. Or you can activate it but move off smoothly by getting the timing just right?
by waremark
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??
Replies: 66
Views: 2368

Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

GeoffGrayer wrote:I steer my glider with a stick - left to go left, right to go right, back and forward to go up and down.

So do I - and with pedals to keep it flying straight through the air.
by waremark
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule
Replies: 66
Views: 911

Re: Masters assessment

The gorilla video analogy is inappropriate because it deliberately diverts you from the important stuff by making you concentrate on the unimportant FOR A PERIOD OF NEARLY 45 SECONDS! If you did that on the road, you'd be dead, so you don't. You time-slice. A little attention here, a little there ....

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