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by IcedKiwi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 112
Views: 1962

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

Does anyone know how manufacturers decide the 'change' (up or down) revs? It’s purely based on achieving the best fuel consumption over the legislative drive cycle (i.e NEDC, urban/extra-urban). It’s a bit of a loophole. If you don’t have gear shift indicators, the legislation dictates where the ge...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

NOx and PM are mainly created by lean burning fuels i.e Diesels. With modern petrol engine were moving towards leaner burning in the search for efficiency improvements, it means they too are starting to produce more NOx and PMs and need extra measures such as GPFs to reduce the tailpipe emissions. N...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1562

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

Lock it in first. Drive up to ~3000rpm. See what the roads speed is then calculate what the ratio of engine:road speed. Should be able to work out what road speed should be at idle with no slip, or see when that ratio changes and therefore the clutch must be slipping. But then it's probably all such...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 1562

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

I guess the difference between a standard auto and a DCT is that the auto never disengages drive and hence you have a consistant pull to work against/compensate for with your braking. On a DCT it will knock it into neutral as you slow to a halt, but then when you ease off it re-engages drive against...
by IcedKiwi
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Telematics - feedback and findings
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Telematics - feedback and findings

Sarah Vaughan, head of pricing at Insurethebox wrote:When you are on a country road with a 60mph limit, you shouldn’t be doing anywhere near 60mph

If these are the types of people in charge of making decisions as to what constitutes safe driving then it's pretty worrying
by IcedKiwi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 112
Views: 1962

Re: Masters assessment

Related, I suspect some instructors get their pupils to change to second gear too early because they have trouble with allowing enough time for the engine speed to fall when going into second. This then lives with them most of their driving lives, as I've found out talking to an IAM local observer ...
by IcedKiwi
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Great coaching style at Mercedes Benz World
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Great coaching style at Mercedes Benz World

How much Advanced training has Tim done? I know he has done some based on one of his other videos where someone else in the car commented on his continual use of the hand brake in stop start traffic and he mentioned it was from Advanced training. But it was interesting to see how much further Dafydd...
by IcedKiwi
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Road Studs
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Road Studs

Given that Cats Eyes are a British invention and used worldwide ( the devices are universally referred to as such , so it is a generic term , much like 'Hoover' or 'Biro' ) I thought I read somewhere that the American ones were an inferior design without the spring loaded bit and hence were harsher...
by IcedKiwi
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Book Promotion
Replies: 49
Views: 1308

Re: Book Promotion

Reading the about the author section, it appears they both moved to Cyprus Steve Tucker has been riding motor bikes for 40 years. As a UK Traffic Police Officer he was trained in advanced riding and driving skills. Riding a police motor bike in operational situations required a tremendous amount of ...
by IcedKiwi
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Roadcraft Online
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Roadcraft Online

http://www.roadcraft.co.uk/ Top right, links through to https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/shop/product/roadcraft-e-learning-platform-online The platform allows you to access the content of Roadcraft anytime, anywhere. Featuring study sections that reflect the content of the book, specially filmed...

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